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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.
IBEW Local Union 21 News

This is your last chance to order your tickets to join your IBEW 21 sisters and brothers at the ILLINI Football game on October 14th which includes the tailgate before the game. Last orders will be taken on Monday September 25th so we can get you your tickets on time.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother MSgt. Mark Evans, who worked for AT&T in the Mount Prospect Garage. Our Brother founded the non-profit organization Pizzas For Patriots where he delivered a slice of home to our service men and women stationed overseas. Visitation: Wednesday September 20 from 3:00-9:00 pm. Service: Thursday at 10:00am. Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, Il. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


Dear Sisters and Brothers: Hurricane Harvey has wreaked devastation on the city of Houston, cities throughout the Gulf Coast region, and the island of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Irma is threatening the southeastern United States, we call on IBEW members throughout the United States and Canada to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters and support the Hurricane Disaster Fund.


Celebrate your Union Pride with the University of Illinois Fighting ILLINI! Join your sisters and brothers on Union Day Saturday, October 14th when the ILLINI take on Rutgers at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Tickets are only $25 and includes a complimentary all-Union Tailgate with food and beverages in Lot 31.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Sandro Giannetta, who worked at AT&T, in the Chicago Stewart Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Viewing: Saturday, August 26, 2017 11am-12pm, Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave., St. John, IN (219) 365-2674.


Ticket sales for the Sox game on September 3rd have picked up. We only have 23 lower box and 18 upper level box seats available.  If you are planning on going please order your tickets now.   The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive ends on Sunday. Contact your Chief Steward about getting your donations into the Union Hall. There is still time to win some cash in the Kunas Fund 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle. Get your chance to win today!


Union meetings start tonight. Please bring your school supply donations to the meetings. We are asking all members to participate in the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Drive that ends on August 13th.  Donations are slow this year. We are asking all members to donate a minimum of $1 and school supplies so we can help children in the communities where we live and work. Join us on Union Day with the White Sox on Sunday, September 3rd. Let’s show our Union Pride on Labor Day weekend. Upper Deck tickets are only $5 and Lower Box seats are $25. Get your orders in ASAP.


DirectSat satellite installers in South Holland voted union yes and will continue to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21.  These workers are trailblazers in their industry they are the first group at DirectSat to become IBEW members. Since joining the IBEW in 2014 their employer hired union avoidance attorneys who have initiated a union busting campaign. Last month the National Labor Relations Board found in our favor by ruling DirectSat has been bargaining in bad faith. Through it all our Brothers stood together in solidary and made their voices heard today by again voting Union Yes! We congratulate our Brothers on their hard fought victory!


Congratulations to all members working at the Rock Island Call Center! They were given what seemed like an impossible goal but after just the first week of the IBEW 21 Days of Giving - Back to School Supply Drive, they did it! On Friday Bethany Home received 62 school bags filled with supplies they needed. Every child will be receiving a backpack! Thanks for making a difference in the community where we live and work. Find out how you can help and donate today!


Join your IBEW 21 sisters and brothers on Wednesday August 2nd when DirectSat workers vote Union YES and reject managements attempt to break them. The voting will take place at 401 W Taft Drive in South Holland. We need IBEW 21 supporters to show up from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. to cheer the workers on and let them know they have the entire Labor Movement behind them.


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