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IBEW Local Union 21 News

The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at CBRE voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative four year agreement that was reached on July 13, 2018. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Mike Grindle.


Union meetings start tomorrow night. We are asking all members to participate in the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Drive that ends on August 12th.  Donations are slow this year. Please bring your school supply donations to the meetings. Join us on Union Day Sunday, September 9th. Let’s show our Union Pride with the White Sox. Get your orders in ASAP. We would like to place our bulk ticket order soon so we can get your tickets to you in time for the game.


Join us on Union Day at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, September 9th-Game Time 1:10pm White Sox vs. Angels. Special Ticket Pricing for Union Members. $7.84 - Upper Box, $11.20 - Outfield, $26.88 - Lower Box, $10 - Parking Pass, $7.75 - Hot Dog Value Meal. Order Your Tickets Today!


This is your opportunity to donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving - Back to School Supply Drive for free! We learned of a great way you can save money and donate to the drive.  Menards has school supplies on sale.  You can buy 10 notebooks and 10 packs of pens and Menards will send you a rebate for the full price of those items that you can use on a future purchase. They also have $3 rebates on backpacks after the rebate your donation will only cost you $3.88. We can use as many backpacks as possible. The charities we are assisting have over 1,200 children in their care. We are trying to help as many as we can. For under $5 you can help ensure one of these children starts the school year with the supplies necessary for them to be successful.


Time is running out for you to join IBEW 21 members at the Kane County Cougars game on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  This is a family friendly event with a pregame concert, postgame fireworks, kids can run the bases and it is also Super Hero night. The deadline to order your tickets is this Sunday July 29th.


As our children prepare to start another school year, IBEW Local Union 21 is holding our annual Back to School Supply Drive.  We are collecting supplies and donations for children assisted by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, Crittenton Centers and Bethany Home. IBEW Local Union 21 believes in making a difference in the communities where we live and work. We are asking you join us in our efforts by making a donation to our Back to School Supply Drive. Ideally we would like every student to begin the year with the supplies needed to have a successful school year. Building strong communities starts by making sure the children living in those communities have the education needed to be successful in life.


Just a few reminders about upcoming IBEW 21 events. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving – Back to School Supply Drive starts next week. Please begin setting up collection areas in your work locations.  Your donations will benefit members in need and school children in the areas where we live and work. Our first ever IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the Kane County Cougars will be on Saturday, August 18th. Our annual IBEW 21 Union Day Chicago White Sox game is on Sunday, September 9th. Click the link for more info on all of our events.


IBEW Local Union 21 and CWA District 4 have each reached a tentative agreement with CBRE.  The agreement contains many improvements over existing contract provisions which were made to address the concerns of our members. Highlights of the new four year agreement include: an 11% wage increase over the life of the agreement, no negative changes to health care language, on-call pay increases, one additional floating holiday, and work up rate increases for CFC Certified Facility Mechanics.


IBEW 21 - Kane County Cougars Solidarity Event This is a family friendly event! Saturday, August 18, 2018 Gates open 4:30 PM   Pre-game Hi- Infidelity Concert 4:45 Game time 6:30 PM Box Seat Bundle Tickets $19 - One (1) Box Seat ticket and $10.00 in Ozzie Dollars.   Ozzie Dollars can be used to buy anything at the ballpark.


With the extreme heat and humidity hitting our area we remind all IBEW Local 21 Union members to take proper precautions while working outside, going to and from work, and while enjoying your time at home. We also ask that you check on your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors and all others who may be at risk. All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in hot weather can be found on OSHA’s website. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Remember water, rest, shade.


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Great Job!
Union Stewards Cedric Wouldfolk and DeJon Willis volunteer at the Anti-Violence block party in Chicago.
Great Job Rock Island!
IBEW 21 members hit their goal all the kids at Bethany Home now have a new backpack for school!
2017 AT&T Contract Ballot Count
We would like to thank all our members who counted the AT&T contract ballots. More pictures can be found by clicking on the picture.
Dodging the Rain Drops
Alan Fayia an IBEW 21 AT&T “Downtown” Walker dodges the rain as he walks from job to job in Chicago.
Proud to Help!
IBEW 21 members help build a house for a vet alongside volunteers from A Soldier’s Journey more pics can be found in our photo gallery.
Engineering Assistants Suzanne Thomas and Chavonne Hodges
Take a break to discuss ways our Local communicates with our members and think all members should sign up for IBEW 21 text messages.
Great Job City of Chicago 911 OEMC Members!
Congratulations to our members who received awards for their outstanding public service and to our new members who just graduated.
IBEW 21 Days of Giving
Chris & Gary from Morris help deliver school supplies to the families in Coal City.
A Little Snow Can't Stop Them
Prem Techs John Griffey & George Hovorka from Wheaton do what it takes to safely get the job done.

Fleet mechanic James “Jimmy” Byrne testing a line truck at the Cermak garage.

Jim Fleming and Jim Moniak working in Morocco, IN

Steve McCullum - Romeoville DEG tech working on a crossbox in Alsip.

Ed Lauer as he works on a Hicap circuit in the manhole on Foster Ave. and York Road in Bensenville.
All Nighter
Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.
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