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As part of the current AT&T/IBEW contract, employees currently eligible to participate in the ASSP will transition to the ARSP effective January 1st, 2018. Balances in the ASSP (if any) will be transferred to one consolidated account under ARSP. There are a list of important dates and events to keep in mind!


As you head out to do your Holiday Shopping please consider picking up a toy or coat for a child whose holiday you can brighten.  The IBEW – 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends in seven days on Saturday, December 9th.  If you want to avoid the crowds donate online by clicking the link above.


It is “Giving Tuesday” and we are asking our members to give in a different way today.  It is time to volunteer for IBEW 21’s most popular community service activity the Mercy Home Aftercare Christmas Party. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW 21 volunteers to help out at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 21st from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. They need us to fill a number of roles such as setting up, guest check-in, assisting with kid’s activities, the toy table and helping Santa. If you are available to volunteer, please contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext. 447 or 708-404-0417, bobp@ibew21.org.


The Officers, Executive Board, Business Representatives, Chief and Area Stewards and our Staff would like to wish all of our members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As we spend time with our families please consider helping a child who isn’t blessed with all that we are thankful for by donating to the IBEW – 21 Day of Giving Toy & Coat Drive by clicking the link above.


As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 9th. The children whose holidays we hope to brighten are assisted by Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Scwab Rehab Hospital. There are over 1000 children served by these organizations. We are proud to partner with our Brothers and Sisters from IBEW Local 1220 in our IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive. Please donate today!


The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet, Illinois voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative five year agreement that was reached on November 8, 2017. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera.


IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2017 City of Chicago OEMC Bargaining survey on our website. It is designed to be completed by all IBEW 21 members currently working at the City of Chicago OEMC. We are asking all current Local 21 OEMC members to take the time to fill out the survey completely. Your input is valuable as we develop proposals before we enter into negotiations with The City of Chicago for our contract that expires on December 31, 2017. Deadline to participate is Saturday, November 16, 2017.


IBEW Local Union 21 members working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet have reached a new 5 year tentative agreement.  The tentative agreement includes wage increases totaling 12% over the life of the contract and a $600 signing bonus.  Our JULIE members will receive details of the agreement along with contract ratification information. A contract overview meeting and ratification vote will be held on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at Elks Lodge 296 located at 250 SE Frontage Rd, Joliet, IL. Your bargaining team is recommending that JULIE members vote to accept the tentative agreement. For more information contact IBEW Local 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera at 630-960-4466 ext. 257.


In the October issue of Frontline the information for the Unit 3 and 6 Union Meetings was wrong.  The location for the Unit 3 meeting was incorrect. The correct Unit 3 information is: Unit 3 Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm. Red Roof Inn & Suites 1212 W Lincoln Highway DeKalb IL. The time for the Unit 6 meeting was incorrect. The Unit 6 meeting in Springfield will start at 7:00 pm.


Bargaining with JULIE began on October 10, 2017 and we have met with management several times since then.  We have had discussions on many articles of our collective bargaining agreement which expires on November 15, 2017. Many proposals have been passed back and forth. While we try to move forward management has passed regressive proposals. They currently want to eliminate your paid lunch periods. It will take the solidarity of all our members to reach a fair contract. We all must stand in solidarity!


IBEW  Local 21 Chicago OEMC-911 Contract Survey

IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2017 Chicago OEMC 911 Center Bargaining survey.  It is designed to be completed by all IBEW 21 members currently working at the OEMC. We are asking that all current Local 21 OEMC members take the time to fill out the survey completely.

Take the survey now by clicking here.

Your username is your Union Card number. Your password is solidarity21 unless you have previously changed your password.

If you are having trouble accessing the survey click here for more information.

Deadline to participate is December 16, 2017

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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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