March 6, 2014- AT&T continues to hire new premise technicians. Representatives from IBEW Local 21 have reached an agreement with AT&T to allow our members working as premise technicians to preference to other Uverse work locations as outlined in the agreement. Management will be making the first set of preference moves with data submitted to their website on Monday, March 10, 2014; therefore, your entries must be input by 11pm CST on Sunday, March 9, 2014 if you wish to be considered before the next groups of employees are hired.We feel the agreement will benefit our members by allowing them the opportunity to preference into more desirable work locations when possible. Read more by clicking the headline above.
February 28, 2014
Since Tuesday’s announcement of IBEW 21’s support of Mercy Home’s “March for Kids” we received some new information.
A meeting point in Tinley Park has been established. The volunteers at this parade will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the St. George Parish parking lot at 6707 W. 175th Street in Tinley Park.
February 24, 2014-
Our community outreach initiative continues to move forward. In March, we will be holding solidarity events by hitting the streets to help the children served by Mercy Home. We need IBEW 21 members to volunteer at five St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Chicagoland area to assist with Mercy Home’s “March for Kids” campaign. Read more by clicking the headline above.
February 13, 2014-
Today, Business Representative Dave Webster received official notification from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certifying the results of the DirectSat union election that was held on January 29, 2014. The workers at the Mokena location voted 31-13 to join IBEW Local 21. Read more by clicking the headline above.
February 11, 2014
Great Job! It’s taken some time but all of your donations have finally been delivered to all the food banks we supported with the first ever IBEW 21 Days of Giving. You literally collected a “ton” of food, from our best estimates over 2,300 pounds, and an additional $5,038 in cash donations. We would like to thank all IBEW Local 21 members who donated and volunteered during the IBEW 21 Days of Giving. We would also like to thank The Sage Group, Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo, and the IBEW 21 clerical staff represented by UFCW Local 881 for their generous donations. Together we all made Local 21’s first community outreach event a success. Read more by clicking the headline above.
February 7, 2014-
Yesterday, we sent out information regarding the IBEW 21 Scholarship Program which stated “Applicants must submit their application and a 250-500 word essay…” that information was incorrect. In 2014 the essay requirement changed, as stated on the 2014 Application Process and Eligibility Form “a minimum of 1,500 word essay; a brief summary of the NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) and how it could be improved to help today’s middle class workers.” must be submitted. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. The 1,500 word essay and completed applications must be received by March 14, 2014. Complete information and requirements for this year’s IBEW 21 Scholarship program can be found above under the scholarship tab.
IBEW Local 21 is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW 21 members and their immediate family.
Each year, Local 21 awards eight winners scholarships of $1000 each. Applicants must submit their application and a 1500 word essay briefly summarizing the National Labor Relations Act and then describing how it could be improved to help today’s middle class. Essays and complete application packages must be received by March 14, 2014. More information can be found under the member resources tab above.
January 29, 2014-Congratulations to our new Brothers & Sisters. Today, forty-seven workers in Mokena, Illinois employed by DirectSat USA, a subcontractor for DIRECTV, voted to join IBEW 21. These workers were fed up with their employer’s unfair compensation system. They were tired of long hours away from their families, and mistreatment by management. We congratulate our new members. While today’s victory was a great achievement, the fight has just begun. All of us must stand together and assist our new members as they enter negotiations for their first contract. These workers have already proven nothing will stand in their way. It’s our solidarity that WILL make a difference! Read more by clicking the headline above.
January 24, 2014-Workers at DirectSat in Mokena need your support. Local 21 has been assisting 50 DIRECTV installers at DirectSat who want to join our Union. In the past week, DirectSat has begun to pull out all the stops to convince them they don’t need a union. Their union election will be held next Wednesday January 29th from 7-9 am. We plan to line the street with supporters starting at 6:30 am. The election will take place at the DirectSat office located at 9951 W 190th Street in Mokena. We need you to show these courageous workers that no matter where we work IBEW members look out and support one another. If you attack one of our members you attack us all. Read more by clicking the headline above.