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IBEW Local Union 21 News

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, our Brother Thomas Marin, an AT&T Premises Technician from Alsip, Illinois was in a very serious accident involving a semi-truck, while working on detail in North Dakota. He sustained very serious injuries and is in stable condition.  We know he will have a long road to recovery. During these trying times IBEW 21 members, managers and friends are being asked to help. In a coordinated effort to help, IBEW Local 21 is accepting donations to assist Tom and his family during his recovery. Voluntary donations can be made through the IBEW 21 Member Assistance Fund. It is on the same webpage we use for our 21 Days of Giving Drives.


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 ten winners scholarships of $1000 each. Applicants must submit their application and a minimum of a 1,000 word essay or show your creativity through a video, photograph, or music. Applications must be received by Friday May 3, 2019. Essay Topics are: What are the effects of President Trump’s NLRB appointees to the Labor Movement and What are the effects of President Trump’s Supreme Court Judge appointments to the Labor Movement?


WORK SAFE! With the snow and extremely cold weather hitting our area we remind all members to work safely when helping those we serve. All members should review the safety documentation given to them by their employers.  OSHA provides many safety tips for workers who work in extremely cold conditions. We All Must Remember No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our jobs safely. Please check on your family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe and forward this information to others who may be at risk.


Join your IBEW 21 Brothers and Sisters at two Blackhawks games.  You can purchase specially discounted tickets for these games: Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks-Monday, March 18th 7:30 pm and Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche-Sunday, March 24th 7:00 pm Go to the links and enter the discount code: LABOR Tickets are very limited score yours by ordering today.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Jeffrey Harris, who worked at AT&T, in the Joliet Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.


IBEW Local 21 Member Day with the Bulls on Sunday, March 3rd - 2:30 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to watch as the Bulls battle the Hawks. On this special day, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.


The Officers, Executive Board and Staff would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  We thank everyone for their support and involvement in our many activities in 2018.  We hope to see you in 2019. Together we will continue to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.


Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 27 of their employees in Illinois. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement. You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 19, 2018.


The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this Saturday, December 8th.  We are far short of our goal.  We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the 1000 children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, and  Mercy Home. If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need in the areas where we live and work. If you are collecting donations in your work locations please talk to your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and let them know what you have collected so we can make arrangements to get your donations to the children.


Holiday in the Park Discount IBEW members can purchase discounted tickets for admission to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America for 12/1 – 12/2 and 12/26-12/31. You can purchase tickets for $30 by visiting the Six Flags website. Once you get there, pick Six Flags Great America as your park and in the upper right corner enter promo code: IBEWHOLIDAY Don’t forget about this kids who won’t have the opportunities our families can enjoy this holiday season. Please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive


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Solidarity Local -21 Style
We Support our Comcast Chicago Members
It is not that cold!
Neighborhood Watch
Bourbonnais Solidarity
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!
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.
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.
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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