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IBEW 21 Days of Giving Back to School Supply Drive
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Save 50% at Great America on 7/18- 7/19 & 8/1-8/2
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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.

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

July 29, 2015 - The contract between IBEW Local Union 21 and Johnson Controls has been extended until August 31, 2015.  The current contract was set to expire on Friday, July 31, 2015. Talks between union representatives and management have been taking place over the past several weeks. The bargaining sessions have been productive however the teams didn’t feel they would reach an acceptable agreement before the current contract was set to expire. The parties will use the extra time to discuss the remaining issues and are confident a new collective Bargaining Agreement will be reached by August 31, 2015. If you have any questions please contact your union representative.


The IBEW 21 Days of Giving - Back to School Supply Drive is scheduled to wrap up this Saturday, August 1st. We learned of a great way you can save some money and donate to the drive. Menards has school supplies on sale. You can buy up to 10 notebooks and 10 packs of pens and they will send you a rebate for the full price of those items that you can use on a future purchase. They also have back packs on sale for under $4 which are a costly item that the kids we are assisting need. Many other supplies are on sale for under $0.60. You can make learn about making donations to our fundraiser online by clicking the headline above.


Now that the heat of summer has finally arrived we remind all members to take proper precautions while working outside.  All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on working in hot weather can be found on OSHA’s website osha.gov. OSHA developed a Heat Safety App which allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their work-site, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level. With a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken.


As the IBEW 21 Days of Giving – Back to School Drive enters its second week we have some exciting news to announce. Members, retirees and “friends of Local 21” can now donate online with our GoFundMe campaign. You can donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/z7qkrm4 Your donations will benefit families affected by the Coal City tornado and children in living in broken homes. We are working with the Coal City School District, My Joyful Heart in Mokena, IL, Mercy Home in Chicago, and Crittenton Centers in Peoria, IL.


July 17, 2015 Have some fun with your family at Great America.  IBEW Local 21 members can purchase discounted Great America tickets.  The tickets are only $35 a savings of over 50%.  They are good for park visits on 7/18 & 7/19 and 8/1 & 8/2. To order your tickets go to the Six Flags website. Once you get there, pick Six Flags Great America as your park and in the upper right corner enter promo code: IBEW15.


On June 17th, bargaining teams from the IBEW and CWA entered into joint negotiations with Johnson Controls, Inc. with the goal of achieving a fair Contract, which addressed our members concerns, by the expiration of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, July 31, 2015. After several days of meetings with the company, we remain cautiously optimistic that we can realize those goals.


The IBEW 21 Days of Giving - Back to School Supply July 12th - August 1st.   We are asking all members to donate at least $1 and school supplies to help children in need who live in the communities where we live and work. The supplies will be donated to families whose lives were ripped apart by the Coal City tornadoes, and children assisted by Mercy Home, Crittenton Centers, and My Joyful Heart. We are estimating there are over 1000 children in our area who need the members of IBEW Local 21 to help them. We encourage IBEW 21 retirees and friends of Local 21 to also help these children in need. Learn more by clicking the headline above.


IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Sister Tracy A. Foschi, who worked at JULIE, in Joliet, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Arrangements as follows: Visitation: Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:00-8:00 PM Vandenberg Funeral Home 19604 S. Wolf Rd. Funeral: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 9:30 AM Vandenberg Funeral Home Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM St. Mary Catholic Church 19515 115th Avenue Mokena, IL, US, 60448, 708-326-9300 In lieu of flowers memorials to Courtney College Education Fund or Mokena Cancer Support Center.


The July union meetings start next Wednesday, July 8th. We are asking all members to please bring school supplies to the meetings.  Our “IBEW 21 Days of Giving” Back to School Supply Drive will run from July 12th – August 1st. This year the supplies will be donated to children supported by Mercy Home, Crittenton Centers, My Joyful Heart and IBEW 21 members in need. We are also assisting families whose lives were ripped apart by the Coal City tornado.


June 30, 2015 IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Jerome P. "Jerry" Burns, Customer Systems Technician - Morris, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Arrangements are as follows: Visitation: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 9:00 a.m. until the services begin at 11:00 a.m. First Christian Church 455 W. Southmor Rd. Morris, IL.


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