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Unit 2 Meeting Merrillville, IN
Oct 09, 2018
Slovak Club 6920 Broadway Merrillville, IN
Unit 4 Meeting- IBEW 21 Hall
Oct 10, 2018
1307 Butterfield Road Suite 422 Downers Grove, IL
Unit 1 Meeting Chicago - Gideon
Oct 11, 2018
Gideon Welles 4500 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago,IL
Unit 7 Meeting Alton
Oct 15, 2018
IBEW Local #649 4051 Humbert Rd. Alton, IL
Unit 6 Meeting Springfield
Oct 16, 2018
IBEW Local #193 3150 Wide Track Dr. Springfield, IL
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IBEW Local Union 21 News

The Officers, Executive Board and Staff of IBEW Local 21 would like to wish all of our members a Happy and Safe Labor Day. Working people are the backbone of our nation and need to be recognized as such, both in word and deed. Too often, those working every day for a better life are forced to take a back seat to corporate interests which care only about their own bottom line. As we celebrate Labor Day let us remember the Labor movement has fought to gain benefits many workers enjoy today.


Our Brother Chief Steward Mike Andel will be receiving the BrainUp Bravery Award at their 5K Run/Walk.  It is often said patients fight a battle with cancer.  In Mike’s case, cancer is waging a war to defeat our Brother who is refusing to back down. While undergoing treatments since last year Mike has shown incredible courage and commitment to his family and the Sisters and Brothers of IBEW Local Union 21 who he represents. He is an incredible father, husband and Union representative. While many have been assisting our Brother in his recovery, Mike is helping others defeat cancer by joining with BrainUp in their fight to find a cure. His commitment to others is unwavering.


We just received the tickets for our first IBEW 21 Sox ticket order and will be sending them out next week.  If you haven’t ordered your tickets for the Chicago White Sox Union Day game on Sunday, September 9th you need to get your orders in ASAP but no later than Friday, August 24th. If you don’t order them soon you may not get your tickets in time.


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.


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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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