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January 18, 2017
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IBEW Local Union 21 News

We still need a few more volunteers to help us this Saturday, January 21st at 9 am at My Joyful Heart in Mokena.  We will be helping them move donations boxes in their warehouse.  We are volunteering our time because they operate on a shoe string budget and they no longer have anyone working in their warehouse. Tickets are still available for Union Day when the Illini take on the Golden Gophers but time is running out to get yours. On Saturday, February 4th tickets for the basketball game that tips off at 3pm are only $20 for Union members. For more info contact or 630-960-4466 ext. 447.

IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Sister Audrey Anderson, who worked at AT&T in Peoria, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Arrangements are as follows: Wake: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM Service - Noon Taylor Funeral Home 63 East 79th Street Chicago, Il 60619 773 889-8500

Start the New Year off right by going to a union meeting.  The dates and locations for the 2017 Union have been posted on  Last week we sent out a request for volunteers to help out at My Joyful Heart in Mokena. We still need more members to fill openings. If you are able to help us move boxes around in their warehouse on Saturday, January 21st at 9 am please contact Bob Przybylinski. Tickets are still available for the Union solidarity event in Urbana when the ILLNI take on the Golden Gophers on Saturday February 4th.

Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday February 4th at an Illini basketball game. The University of Illinois is offering IBEW 21 members the opportunity to join Union members from across Illinois in solidarity as the Illini takes on the Golden Gophers.   The tickets to the game are only $20.  Tipoff is 3 Urbana at the State Farm Center. The deadline to place your order is Friday, January 20, 2017. Questions or for more info contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466,

We hope you enjoyed your holidays. As we start 2017, we continue our commitment to assist those in need in the communities where we live and work.  My Joyful Heart in Mokena is hoping IBEW 21 members can help them at their warehouse on Saturday, January 21st at 9:00 a.m. We will be moving boxes of donations and installing new doorbells for them. My Joyful Heart is located at 9981 W. 190th Street Suite I. If you are able to join us contact Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski by email(, or call/text him at 708-404-0417. We are looking for 6–10 volunteers to help them complete the project in one day.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Today, AT&T announced a surplus of employees in Illinois and Michigan.  The job cuts of 36 employees will affect members represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21).

IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of Brother Patrick J. Houlihan Jr., Customer Systems Technician - Alsip, Illinois. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Arrangements are as follows; Visitation: Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4p.m. to 8p.m. Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Burbank, Funeral Services: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 9:30 a.m. Funeral procession leaves the funeral home Saturday at 8:45 a.m. to go to the St. Bede The Venerable Church.

WORK SAFE! 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 the safety documentation given to them by their employers.

The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive will conclude on Monday December 12th and we are far short of our goal.  If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need. If you are collecting donations in your work locations please talk to your Chief Stewards and Business Representatives and let them know what you have collected so we can make arrangements to get your donations to the children. Sisters and Brothers we realize we are asking a lot from you this time of year with our donation requests. We thank all of you who are helping out. IBEW Local Union 21 & 1220 members are making a difference in the communities where we live and work.

As many of you may have heard on a worker from AT&T was robbed and shot after following his assailant’s demands.  The story appeared in many news outlets.  The AT&T employee is an IBEW Local 21 Union member. We are grateful to all of you who have prayed and posted words of encouragement since the story was posted on our Facebook page. While we all try to understand this senseless act of violence many IBEW Local Union 21 members have asked how they can help. Some have started collecting donations in their work locations. Additionally in a coordinated effort to help our Brother and his family during these trying times, IBEW Local 21 is accepting donations to assist him during his recovery.

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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.

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.
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Paul Cavenaile works a 900 pair pulp cable hit at 75th & Lemont Road.
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