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March 15, 2018 - Today, AT&T announced they will be reducing headcount by offering a General SIPP to their employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). No layoff has been declared! Discussions took place between IBEW 21 representatives and AT&T management. The outcome of those talks led to the announcement of a General SIPP Offer and a potential surplus was avoided.

IBEW Local 21 Member Night with the Bulls on Saturday, April 7th - 7:00 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to enjoy watch as the Bulls battle the Nets. On this special night, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.

IBEW 21 members, retirees and their families are being asked to help spread awareness about the plight of abused, neglected and abandoned young people.  March for Kids is Mercy Home’s annual campaign centered on building awareness of the plight of the children in their care. Every March, thousands of volunteers take to Chicago’s streets at St. Pat's Parades to raise critical funds that give Mercy Home’s kids a safe, loving home, clothing, meals, and a warm bed away from traumatic pasts.

As the result of many conversations between IBEW 21 representatives and AT&T’s Labor Relations Department, on February 14, 2018 the contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premises Technicians was stopped.  Since then talks on the implementation of alternatives have taken place. To avoid the contemplated layoff, Premises Technicians are being afforded the opportunity to voluntarily apply for open positions in the IBEW Transfer Plan (NTP) and are also being offered a voluntary layoff allowance for those Premises Technicians who want to leave AT&T.

Celebrate the life IBEW Local 21 Brother Anthony Santo, Customer Systems Technician – Schaumburg, Illinois. Celebration of Life: Sunday, March 18, 2018   Hockey Game 4:20 p.m. – The Leafs Ice Center, Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Moretti’s Ristorante. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

During 2017 bargaining improvements were made in the overtime language for Premise Technicians (Appendix C Article 5.03).  Personal Days and Floating Holidays are now included in the calculation of hours counted towards weekly overtime.  The language took effect on June 25, 2017 but the company’s payroll systems were not updated to include this provision. We are happy to announce the issue has been resolved. Premise Technicians who were affected will be receiving a retroactive overtime pay correction on either their February 16th or February 23rd check, depending on their pay cycle.

We are pleased to announce that AT&T will not be moving forward with their contemplated Premise Technician force reduction. On February 2, 2018, AT&T notified IBEW Local Union 21 they were contemplating a Premise Technician Layoff.  Since then there have been multiple conversations between AT&T’s Labor Relations Department and representatives from IBEW 21. The contemplated layoff of IBEW 21 Premise Technicians has been STOPPED!

AT&T notified IBEW 21 they are contemplating a Premise Technician Layoff.  A layoff has not been announced.  We received this notification because of the letter that was negotiated during 2017 Bargaining stating in part ...that should the Company contemplate the layoff of Premises Technicians, they will continue to discuss whether some stand-alone DirecTV video work being performed by contractors in IBEW Local 21’s jurisdiction should be assigned to Appendix C. The Company will give the Union at least two weeks’ advance notice prior to the first such layoff announcement... Over the next 2 weeks discussions will take place to determine if the Company will reduce the number of contractors performing DirecTV work and if that reduction will eliminate or reduce the number of Prem Techs in AT&T’s contemplated layoff.

WORK SAFE! With the 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.

Now that they’ve opened all their presents it’s time to put the kids to work on paying for all those gifts!  Your kids can spend the rest of their break working on their submissions for an IBEW Local Union 21 or Chicago Federation of Labor 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 up to eight winners scholarships of $1000 each.

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