After many months of meetings and discussions, AT&T management has notified IBEW Local 21 leadership that the automotive preferencing has been canceled and conversations surrounding the fate of their automotive reorganization are forthcoming. Your Union leadership will continue to have discussions with AT&T management and update you when necessary. Your solidarity clearly made the difference!!
May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a celebration of workers that takes places all across the world. Join your IBEW Sisters & Brothers, the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Labor History Society and Jobs with Justice at the site where it all began as we continue the fight for workers’ rights. Also The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Food Drive ends next Saturday. We are assisting families across our jurisdiction please donate today.
Tomorrow, we are asking all IBEW 21 members to observe a moment of silence and to wear a Union shirt, pin or other union item to honor our Sisters and Brothers and all workers who may have died or were injured while at work. Please also take the time to talk about working safely.
April 28th is Workers Memorial Day and also the day OSHA was established in 1971. As Mother Jones famously said, “We pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
The deadline to win an IBEW Local 21 Scholarship is a week away!
Our Local union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards up to eight winners scholarships of $1000 each.
The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Food Drive will run until May 7th please help those who are struggling with hunger in the communities where we live and work by bringing a donation to your work location or donate online.
We are asking all IBEW 21 members, retirees and friends of Local 21 to help those in the communities where we live and work by participating in our IBEW 21 Days of Giving Food Drive.
The drive will take place from April 17th – May 7th and will benefit Feeding America food banks in Illinois and Indiana.
Donate here: https://secure.unasecure.net/activestore/index.cfm?start=yes&siteID=ibew21
Union meetings start tomorrow with the Unit 2 meeting at Gaelic Park. Dates and times for all meetings can be found here.
We are asking you to please bring a food donation to the meetings for our food drive. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Food drive will run from April 17th – May 7th. All members are encouraged to donate a minimum of $1 and one food item.
March 26, 2016
After many talks with union leadership this week AT&T management has agreed to extend the preference until 11:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016.
Please continue to ask and email your managers any questions you have before making your selections.
March 21, 2016 – 5pm
IBEW 21 AT&T Mechanics,
After IBEW 21 leadership and you raised many questions and concerns about the mechanic preference, the company agreed to extend the time you have to return your preference selections until Friday, March 25, 2016.
March 21, 2016 – 1pm
IBEW 21 AT&T Mechanics,
We would like to thank you for attending the meeting on Saturday. At the meeting, we told you we would update you today with the latest news. Labor was contacted today regarding the preference and we are still waiting for their reply. Please continue to ask your managers any questions you have before making your selections. We will keep you informed when we get more information.
March 15, 2016 - AT&T announced layoffs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21).
Most of the employees affected by the AT&T announcement met with management on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to review their SIPP packages and related surplus information.