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Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 27 of their employees in Illinois. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement. You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 19, 2018.


The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive ends this Saturday, December 8th.  We are far short of our goal.  We would like to provide a coat and toy for each of the 1000 children assisted by My Joyful Heart, BCMW Community Services, Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, and  Mercy Home. If you able, please consider making a donation so we can brighten the holidays for children in need in the areas where we live and work. 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.


Holiday in the Park Discount IBEW members can purchase discounted tickets for admission to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America for 12/1 – 12/2 and 12/26-12/31. You can purchase tickets for $30 by visiting 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: IBEWHOLIDAY Don’t forget about this kids who won’t have the opportunities our families can enjoy this holiday season. Please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive


It is “Giving Tuesday” and we are asking our members to give in a different way today.  It is time to volunteer for IBEW 21’s most popular community service activity the Mercy Home Aftercare Christmas Party. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago needs IBEW 21 volunteers to help out at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. They need us to fill a number of roles such as setting up, guest check-in, assisting with kid’s activities, the toy table and helping Santa. If you can't make it and would like to brighten the holidays for a child in need please donate to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive.


The Officers, Executive Board, Business Representatives, Chief and Area Stewards and our Staff would like to wish all of our members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As we spend time with our families please consider helping a child who isn’t blessed with all that we are thankful for by donating to the IBEW – 21 Day of Giving Toy & Coat Drive by clicking the headline above.


IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 8th.


Our IBEW 21 Brothers working in the AT&T Cottage Grove Garage need your help feeding families in the communities where they live and work.  They organized a food drive to purchase complete Thanksgiving Dinners for over 200 families in need. Each dinner costs $25.


VOTE! There is still time, if you haven’t done so already when you get home from work please VOTE! There are many tight races where your vote can make a difference.  You have a voice make it heard. Voting options can be found here.


Don’t forget to vote on Election Day. Union meetings start on Thursday, November 8th. If you are an AT&T member don’t forget you must complete your benefits open enrollment by November 16th. We are looking for volunteers to help us at My Joyful Heart on Saturday, November 17th. The IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive will run from November 18- December 8th. Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend.


It is getting down to crunch time and we need every IBEW 21 member to do their part by voting and volunteering to help elect the candidates that will support members of IBEW Local 21.  Some may think this election will not affect our membership.  That is not true. All members are affected by decisions made at all levels of governments through laws, regulations, judicial decisions and appointments. This election effects both our private and public sector members. We have members in the public sector who are employed at the City of Chicago and Lake County Indiana 911 Centers, and who work in Vermilion and Peoria counties. They need all IBEW 21 members to protect their rights which are under attack. IBEW 21 union members and their families have the power to make change. Please consider the endorsed candidates.


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