Union - Meetings – Cards – Calendars – Pins - Scholarships
As we start 2013, we all must understand to be successful this year we all will need to stand together in solidarity to fight back against those who will attempt to destroy us. It will be our unity that will make the difference.
One of the best ways to build unity is by attending a monthly union meeting. Information on all our union meetings is available on our Union Hotline 630-415-2711, Union Bulletin Boards and our website www.ibew21.org. You can view all the Unit meetings for the first quarter of 2013 by clicking here.
Union Cards and Calendars
We experienced a delay in getting your 2013 Union Cards and Calendars. They have arrived and we are working on mailing them out to you. We would like to thank Michael Goldberg from Goldberg, Weisman, & Cairo for their assistance in this huge undertaking. You can find out more about Goldberg, Wesiman & Cairo by clicking here.
Until you receive you 2013 Union card if you are carded on a job you can present your 2012 card to the person who carded you and if they feel the need to check your status they can call our Union hall.
You Chief Stewards and Business Representatives will be out to your locations to distribute your 2013 union pins. It will take them sometime to make it to every location. When you receive yours wear it proudly. It is one of the simplest ways to display your solidary to the bosses.
Many scholarships are available to IBEW Local 21 members and their families. Details can be found on our website by clicking on the member resources tab then going to the scholarship link.
IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship
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 eight winners scholarships of $1000 each. Applicants must submit their application and a 250-500 word essay describing, "Why should employees form unions?" Applications must be received by March 8, 2013. More information and an application can be found by clicking here.
IBEW Founders' Scholarship
Offered by the IBEW International, and to be used solely by IBEW members, the IBEW Founders' Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an initial bachelor's degree in an approved field. All materials must be postmarked prior to May 1 of the scholarship year. Complete rules and applications can be found by clicking here.
William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Awards
The Chicago Federation of Labor will once again offer its William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship to graduating high school seniors who belong to, or whose parents belong to, unions affiliated with the CFL. More information and applications are available at on their website by clicking here.
The CFL traditionally awards ten scholarships of $2,000 to students in two categories: academic competition and random drawing. Students may only apply in one category. Download an academic scholarship applications by clicking here get a random drawing application by clicking here.
Union Plus Scholarship Program
Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2.4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 1,700 families have benefited from their commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. More information can be found here.