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Congratulations Dan Stiemel
Dan in the red shorts and members in Des Plaines raised $175 for Special Olympics. Donate to Dan’s fundraiser here: https://www.classy.org/fundraise?
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.
IBEW 21 Executive Board takes the Challenge
Now they challenge you get out and VOTE! Watch it by clicking on the picture.

Our members show their allegiance to the St. Louis Blues at last night’s meeting at the Central City Lyons Club in Southern Illinois.

Winter can’t end soon enough for Tim Greiger, from the AT&T Crown Point garage as he works in Lowell, IN.

DirectSat Workers Join IBEW21. View more photos here.

Deseree Lee Bass volunteers at Mercy Home During the IBEW 21 Days of Giving.

21 Days of Giving donations delivered by Chuck Wyman Villa Park Steward.

Congratulations go out to our McHenry Illinois Premise Technicians who receive awards for their outstanding service!

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

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.


December 12, 2014 Today, AT&T announced surpluses in many organizations throughout Illinois and across the United States. Many of the job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21)  as well as other members in the  IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3).


December 9, 2014 Today, AT&T announced that they will be reducing headcount in the Construction & Engineering Department (C&E). This reduction will affect Cable Splicing Technicians in Illinois.Over the past several days, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21) have been in discussions with AT&T over their planned announcement. Your IBEW 21 leadership is disappointed in this decision made by upper management. However, we feel that we have reached a satisfactory agreement to avert a surplus in C&E. Read more by clicking the headline above.


The IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” benefiting the children served by Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart and Crittenton Centers will end tomorrow. If you would like to donate please bring your donations to your work locations tomorrow. We need your help getting your donations to the IBEW 21 union hall. Please work with your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and assist them in collecting the donations from your work locations and the other locations in your area. We would like to have all the cash and donations you have collected in the union hall by Monday, December 8th to ensure the charities we are assisting can get them to their kids in time for the holidays.


November 26, 2014- As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the Black Friday sales don’t forget to remember the kids we are helping this holiday season. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving “Toy and Coat Drive” ends on Tuesday, December 2nd.   The children from My Joyful Heart are grateful for your toy donations this holiday season but with the bitter cold that has already hit our area they are also in need of coats, hats and gloves in sizes up to up adult medium.


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