April 14, 2015
The Communication Workers of America (CWA) is in negotiations with AT&T to reach new agreements for employees working in the CWA Midwest region and in the CWA Legacy T Agreement. Their contracts with AT&T expired on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
While these negotiations do not directly affect AT&T employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 we do stand in solidarity with the CWA.
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of retired member and former Business Representative Michael McCormick. Arrangements are as follows. Visitation: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2pm to 9pm Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home 9000 W. 151st St. Funeral services:Thursday April 16, 2015 Procession leaves funeral home at 9:15 am. Mass 10:00am.St. Elizabeth Seton Church
9300 W. 167th Street Orland Hills. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
April 2, 2015
Time is running out to apply for an IBEW 21 scholarship. Applications and essays must be received by Friday, April 24, 2015. Up to eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Local 21 members or an immediate family member.
This year’s essay question is “Looking beyond our own needs, how can Local 21 members help build a sense of community in our Union.
March 19, 2015
AT&T is offering a General SIPP to employees in the Chicagoland area working in the construction splicing title. Management is looking to offer 30 General SIPPS’s to Cable Splicing Technicians in Construction & Engineering working in the Chicago, North Suburban and South Suburban RCA’s. A surplus has not been declared.Those employees interested in leaving the payroll must turn in their SIPP paperwork by Friday, March 27, 2015. The last day on payroll for those selected will be April 10, 2015. For more information please contact your Chief Steward or Business Representative.
February 26, 2015
Find out what is going on “Across the Local” by reading Frontline. The latest issue is on its way but you can read it now before it gets to your mailbox. In this issue you will also find articles about IBEW 21 scholarships, bargaining at DirectSat, and how you’re making a difference in the communities where you live and work.
February 20, 2015
We are asking all IBEW 21 members, retirees, and their families to join us at St. Patrick’s Day solidarity events in the Chicagoland area. We will build camaraderie while helping the children served by Mercy Home with their “March for Kids” campaign. Click the headline above to find out how you can help the kids.
February 19, 2015 -
With the extremely cold weather hitting our area we remind all members to work safely when helping the customers we serve. All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in cold weather can be found on OSHA’s website osha.gov.Read more on working safely in the cold by clicking the headline above.
January 8, 2015
Make 2015 the year you get more involved in your Union. You can start by attending union meetings. The first January meeting is tonight at a new location in Park Ridge. The Unit 1 meeting will be held at Teamster’s Local 700, 1300 W. Higgins Road, Suite 301.A complete list of Union meetings can be found by clicking the scrolling banner at the top of this page.
December 22, 2014
Your kids are home for the holidays and it’s the perfect time to put them to work!
Have them write an essay answering the question “Looking beyond our own needs, how can Local 21 members help build a sense of community in our union.
When they are finished they can then work on gathering the other information needed so they can win an IBEW Local 21 scholarship.
December 15, 2014- Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to all employees who are not affected by the surplus announcement made by AT&T on December 12, 2014.
If you would like to save the job of someone whose job is at risk please consider turning in your VSIPP application today. If you are interested you must file your VSIPP paperwork by 5 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014.
Article 30 of our 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement governs all AT&T surplus declarations. View the agreement now by clicking here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your IBEW representative.