April 17, 2014 - Now that the NHLPA Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks are on their way to defend their title it’s time for IBEW 21 members to get in on the fun. On our Facebook page IBEW Twenty One, we will be holding our first ever IBEW 21 Hockey Beard Contest. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page and tell us you’re in the contest and post your current picture. As the Hawks move through the playoffs you can post your beard update. At the end of the Hawk’s playoff run hopefully with the Cup being raised post your final picture and we will then judge who has the best playoff beard. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
April 3, 2014- IBEW Local 21 members will join in a day of remembrance tomorrow Friday, April 4, to honor Brittany Byford, a Premises Technician in Texas who tragically lost her life in a recent automobile accident. Supervisors in all of SD&A will allow a moment of silence to be observed at tailgate meetings. AT&T is providing black ribbons for Premises Technicians to wear.
Our thoughts and prayers go out the family of Brittany Byford
March 31, 2014
Since AT&T announced they were cutting 136 jobs in Illinois, IBEW 21 representatives have been talking with AT&T management and are working to ensure the provisions of Article 30 of our 2013 Collective Bargaining agreement are being followed.
VSIPP applications for all members were submitted for consideration on Friday March 21, 2014.We have been told applications to accept a VSIPP were higher than expected. Members affected by the surplus announcement will be given the opportunity, if matched, to fill a position created by an employee who applied for the VSIPP.
Qualified employees will also have the opportunity to fill open positions within the company to avoid job loss. All moves will follow the provisions of Article 30.
March 14, 2014 – Today AT&T announced to their employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) that 136 jobs will be cut, mostly in Illinois. IBEW 21 President-Business Manager Paul Wright is disappointed by the about face taken by AT&T management. He said, “It appears AT&T clearly is not committed to job creation in Illinois. This employer can’t be rewarded for creating jobs with the sleight of hand. You can’t create positions with one and then take jobs away with the other. What appeared to be a gain is now a net loss for our membership.” Read more on the announcement by clicking the headline above.
March 12, 2014- The IBEW Local 21 Scholarship Committee has extended the deadline for the 2014 IBEW Local 21 Scholarship Program until April 18, 2014. 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 Friday, April 18, 2014. Find out more by clicking on the headline above.
March 11, 2014-
This past weekend IBEW Local 21 members volunteered their time to help the kids at Mercy Home in the Forest Park, and Tinley Park St. Patrick’s Day parades. The “March for Kids” continues this weekend at the Downtown Chicago, Northwest Side Irish, and South Side Irish Parades. The kids at Mercy Home need your help at these parades. Read more by clicking the headline above.
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.