IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2017 Chicago OEMC 911 Center Bargaining survey. It is designed to be completed by all IBEW 21 members currently working at the OEMC. We are asking that all current Local 21 OEMC members take the time to fill out the survey completely.
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet, Illinois voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative five year agreement that was reached on November 8, 2017. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera.
IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2017 City of Chicago OEMC Bargaining survey on our website.
It is designed to be completed by all IBEW 21 members currently working at the City of Chicago OEMC. We are asking all current Local 21 OEMC members to take the time to fill out the survey completely. Your input is valuable as we develop proposals before we enter into negotiations with The City of Chicago for our contract that expires on December 31, 2017.
Deadline to participate is Sunday, November 26, 2017.
IBEW Local Union 21 members working at the JULIE One Call Center in Joliet have reached a new 5 year tentative agreement. The tentative agreement includes wage increases totaling 12% over the life of the contract and a $600 signing bonus.
Our JULIE members will receive details of the agreement along with contract ratification information. A contract overview meeting and ratification vote will be held on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at Elks Lodge 296 located at 250 SE Frontage Rd, Joliet, IL.
Your bargaining team is recommending that JULIE members vote to accept the tentative agreement. For more information contact IBEW Local 21 Business Representative Grace Rivera at 630-960-4466 ext. 257.
In the October issue of Frontline the information for the Unit 3 and 6 Union Meetings was wrong.
The location for the Unit 3 meeting was incorrect.
The correct Unit 3 information is:
Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm.
Red Roof Inn & Suites
1212 W Lincoln Highway
The time for the Unit 6 meeting was incorrect.
The Unit 6 meeting in Springfield will start at 7:00 pm.
Bargaining with JULIE began on October 10, 2017 and we have met with management several times since then. We have had discussions on many articles of our collective bargaining agreement which expires on November 15, 2017.
Many proposals have been passed back and forth. While we try to move forward management has passed regressive proposals. They currently want to eliminate your paid lunch periods. It will take the solidarity of all our members to reach a fair contract. We all must stand in solidarity!
The October issue of IBEW 21 Frontline is in the mail if you can’t wait to read the latest edition you can get your copy online.
If you didn’t know we have archives of old newspapers dating back to 1947 on ibew21.org.
If you happen to have an old issue that you don’t see on ibew21.org please send it to us!
The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T Midwest Active Employees began on October 9th at 7 a.m. and continues through October 20th at 7 p.m. Central time. A correction period will run during the two weeks immediately following the enrollment period.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL EMPLOYEES CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE BARGAINED MIDWEST PPO OR MIDWEST HCN PLANS HAVE BEEN DEFAULTED BY AT&T INTO OPTION #2. TO KEEP THE SAME COST SHARE STRUCTURE YOU HAD IN 2017 YOU MUST SELECT OPTION 1 WHEN ENROLLING IN YOUR 2018 BENEFITS IF YOU DON’T YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE OPTION #2 BENEFITS IN 2018.
IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Larry Judkins, who worked at AT&T, in the Elgin Garage. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Visitation: Sunday October 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Funeral service:Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
305 Park Street
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.
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.