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Shannon and our members at JULIE One-Call Center did a great job collecting school supplies for kids in need.
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.

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.

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

December 14, 2015 - AT&T has yet again announced consolidations and surpluses around the holidays.  AT&T’s announcement affects employees 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). With these announcements comes many concerns into how much AT&T really values their core landline business. Through negotiations, your Union leadership has been able to reduce the surplus in many departments, while eliminating the surpluses in other departments by offering a general SIPP...


When we started the IBEW 21 Days of Giving we never imagined we would be part of the social movement known as Giving Tuesday. But here we are today asking you to please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive. We’ve made it even easier, you can donate now by clicking the headline above.


It is time to take action! We are asking all IBEW Local 21 members and retirees to attend the Rallies for Fairness that will take place from December 5th – December 10th as well as the Village of Lincolnshire Board Meeting on December 14th. The Village of Lincolnshire is planning to take final action on a proposal to establish the Village as a Right to Work Zone. Governor Rauner is holding the state budget hostage to his “turnaround” agenda, harming Illinois citizens and jeopardizing vital services. He’s pushing legislators to strip collective bargaining rights from teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees—and to wipe out prevailing wage and project labor agreements for workers in the construction trades. The governor trying to force a strike by insisting on extreme demands in union contract negotiations.


Happy Thanksgiving The Officers, Executive Board and Staff of IBEW Local Union 21 would like to wish all of our members, retirees and friends a Happy Thanksgiving. May you have a safe and enjoyable day with your family and friends. As you head out to take advantage of those Black Friday deals please consider purchasing a coat or toy for one of the many children we are helping with our IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive.


The kids in Illinois need your help.  The Governor is using the budget battle he created to hold hostage funds meant to help children and the working poor. Some of the charities we are assisting with our IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive have seen their funding withheld while other organizations are seeing the need for their services increase because the funds that were supposed to help children in need have been cut. No matter what side of the fence you are on we can all agree harming kids for political reasons is wrong. We as Union members can right this wrong. We are asking you to please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive.


November 16, 2015 The 2nd Annual IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! This year’s Drive will benefit children assisted by Bethany Home (Rock Island), Crittenton Centers (Peoria), Mercy Home (Chicago), and My Joyful Heart (Mokena).  There are over 1000 children served by these organizations.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Carmelo “Joe” Morano, Cable Splicer - Westmont, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Visitation: Friday November 13, 2015 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Kopicki's Tower Home for Funerals 4007 Joliet Avenue Lyons, IL 60534 708-447-7900 Chapel service: Saturday, November 14, 2015 Noon Kopicki's Tower Home for Funerals


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Darren A. Wills, Customer Systems Technician, Westmont, IL. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Arrangements as follows: Visitation: Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home 4343 Main St. (1 block South of Ogden) Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 968-1000 Funeral service: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:30 a.m. Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home 4343 Main St. (1 block South of Ogden) Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 968-1000 Interment St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery 8550 Harms Rd Skokie, IL


November 10, 2015 Union meetings start tonight.  Find out what is going on in your Union by attending a meeting. Please bring a toy or coat to the meetings to donate. We will be holding our 2nd Annual IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive November 16th – December 6th. We will also be holding several Holiday Solidarity Events where we can join with our Sisters and Brothers to help kids in need who live in the areas where we live and work.


The IBEW Local 21 Kunas Committee would like to thank all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, our friends, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the Kunas Memorial Night of Bowling and Family Fun outing a success.A portion of the proceeds assisted our Sister Jacqueline Thomas from the City of Chicago 911 OEMC Center who is suffering from a brain debilitating injury caused by West Nile Virus. It is because of you the Kunas Fund is able to assist IBEW Local 21 families who have experienced great tragedy or loss in their lives. Since the Fund’s inception with your donations IBEW 21 members in need have received over $45,500.


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