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.
IBEW Local Union 21 and CWA District 4 have each reached a tentative agreement with CBRE. The agreement contains many improvements over existing contract provisions which were made to address the concerns of our members. Highlights of the new four year agreement include: an 11% wage increase over the life of the agreement, no negative changes to health care language, on-call pay increases, one additional floating holiday, and work up rate increases for CFC Certified Facility Mechanics.
IBEW 21 - Kane County Cougars Solidarity Event
This is a family friendly event!
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Gates open 4:30 PM
Pre-game Hi- Infidelity Concert 4:45
Game time 6:30 PM
Box Seat Bundle Tickets $19 - One (1) Box Seat ticket and $10.00 in Ozzie Dollars.
Ozzie Dollars can be used to buy anything at the ballpark.
With the extreme heat and humidity hitting our area we remind all IBEW Local 21 Union members to take proper precautions while working outside, going to and from work, and while enjoying your time at home. We also ask that you check on your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors and all others who may be at risk.
All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in hot weather can be found on OSHA’s website.
Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Remember water, rest, shade.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW 21 volunteers to help out at their Friends First & AfterCare
Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 21 from 11:30 - 4:00.
They need Local 21 members to fill a number of roles such as assisting with kid’s activities, games, serving food and setting and cleaning up.
If you are available to volunteer, please contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary-Bob Przybylinski, 630-930-4466 ext. 447, 708-404-0417, firstname.lastname@example.org or Unit 2 Chairman-Antonio Mingo Antoniomingo40@gmail.com.
June 21, 2018
The Local Union Officers’ Election and Unit Officers’ Election is complete all the ballots have been counted. President-Business Manager & Financial Secretary
Vice President - Bill Henne,
Recording Secretary - Bob Przybylinski,
Treasurer - Jacquie Fields
On Friday, AT&T announced the company is going to offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
If you are a Telecommunication Specialist – TFS, Customer Systems Technician – TFS - Business Services or a Customer Systems Technician – TFS. The deadline to turn in your paperwork to accept a General SIPP is 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, June 29, 2018.
Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:00 a.m. CST) – Today AT&T officials announced the company is going to surplus four employees in Illinois and offer a General SIPP to employees working in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The announcement will affect employees represented IBEW21.
Prior to the announcement, AT&T contemplated making deep cuts in the TFS, U-Verse and Central Office organizations. With the Time Warner merger being approved your Union leadership saw an opportunity to lessen the impact of the pending announcement and entered into both formal and informal conversations regarding possible scenarios and their effects. As a result hundreds of jobs were taken off of the chopping block. We are continuing to work to protect as many jobs for as long as we can in the rapidly changing industry in which we work.
On Sunday, June 24, 2018 wage increases for our members working at AT&T go into effect.
Since the signing of the contract members have asked, “Where are the AT&T contract books?” This has been answered numerous times at union meetings, in Frontline and by your Officers, Chief Stewards and Business Representatives.
The contract has not been printed as required by AT&T because in the final proof your Union Representatives found errors made by AT&T and the company still needs to correct them. Some of the errors are: missing commas, misspellings, corporate name changes, and other grammatical errors. It is important to understand AT&T's errors do not affect the substance of the contract.
The contract is in full effect. We have a binding collective bargaining agreement.
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!
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.