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  • IBEW Local Union 21 News

    IBEW Local Union 21 is saddened to announce the passing of our Brother Jon Hergett who worked at AT&T.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Jon’s family, friends, co-workers and all of our members. Visitation Monday, November 29, 2021 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Funeral Service Tuesday, November 30, 2021 10:00 AM McClure Funeral Home 302 W. Poplar St. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jon’s family, friends, co-workers and all of our members.


    John Oliver Talks Unions and corporate America's tactics to sack them by hiring union busting attorneys. For workers who are already in a union these same scumbags teach managers how to destroy the labor relations process. At the end of the day it is union member’s solidarity that beats them back. Watch the video!


    November 12,2021 AT&T Benefit Open Enrollment ends tonight at 7pm! Dont Forget!! AT&T CORE Annual Enrollment for 2022 Benefits can be found here. AT&T 2022 IBEW Grace Street Mobility Center Benefits Enrollment can be found here.


    It is only halftime and the Bears are taking a beating.  Don’t get shutout.  Use this time work on your AT&T benefits open enrollment before time expires this Friday.  AT&T CORE Annual Enrollment for 2022 Benefits can be found here. AT&T 2022 IBEW Grace Street Mobility Center Benefits Enrollment can be found here.


    Yesterday, in AT&T’s News Now email publication the Company released information about THEIR; “New vaccine policy for IBEW-represented Wireline employees”. This is the policy AT&T corporate executives are enforcing. This policy is not one that has been agreed to by the IBEW SCT-3 Council. Time after time company negotiators have rejected reasonable proposals. It appears as if the company only came to the table to say “No!” so that they could just ram their policy down your throats. On October 22, 2021 we filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB against AT&T.


    October 2021 THIS UPDATE ONLY APPLIES TO IBEW AT&T MEMBERS WORKING AT THE AT&T GRACE STREET MOBILITY CALL CENTER (YELLOW CONTRACT). Core Green Contract benefit enrollment information can be found here.


    October 2021 THIS UPDATE ONLY APPLIES TO IBEW AT&T MEMBERS WORKING IN THE AT&T CORE GREEN CONTRACT. Grace Street Mobilty benefit enrollment information can be found here. AT&T CORE Annual Enrollment for 2022 Benefits The Annual Enrollment period for AT&T CORE Employees (Green Contract) began on Monday, October 18th and will continue through Friday, November 12th.


    The City distributed a notice along with employee paychecks that says: "Effective October 15, 2021, City of Chicago Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19." This statement by the City directly contradicts the communications and bargaining proposals it has made to the collective group of Unions that represent City employees. This group of Unions are exploring filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge at the Illinois Labor Relations Board related to the City's conduct. The importance of the October 15 date, based on written and oral communications and bargaining proposals the City has made, is that everyone must upload their vaccination status onto the City's Vaccination Portal by that date: www.chicago.gov/vaxportal. If you are vaccinated, that's all you have to do. If you are not vaccinated, you will have to show negative COVID-19 tests to go to work


    IBEW Local 21 has been contacted by management representatives from CBRE regarding mandatory Covid 19 vaccinations.  We will be entering into negotiations with the company on their policy. Most can agree on the need for employees to be vaccinated and we realize Covid vaccinations can be a sensitive and personal issue for some employees. When negotiations take place State, Federal, CDC, OSHA and Department of Labor guidelines will be taken into consideration. All of our employers must be open to considering reasonable options for employees who have legitimate medical reasons for declining to be vaccinated.


    IBEW Local 21 has been contacted by management representatives from Altura regarding mandatory Covid 19 vaccinations.  We will be entering into negotiations with the company on their policy. Most can agree on the need for employees to be vaccinated and we realize Covid vaccinations can be a sensitive and personal issue for some employees. When negotiations take place State, Federal, CDC, OSHA and Department of Labor guidelines will be taken into consideration. All of our employers must be open to considering reasonable options for employees who have legitimate medical reasons for declining to be vaccinated.


    John Oliver Talks Unions

    John Oliver talks about unions and corporate America's tactics to sack them
    by hiring union busting attorneys.  For workers who are already in a union these
    same scumbags teach managers how to destroy the labor relations process.
    At the end of the day it is union member’s solidarity that beats them back.

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    Brothers Bill Topalovic and Jeremy Murphy raise a crossbox destroyed by the Woodridge Tornado.

    IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson was in Chicago and stopped by the IBEW 21 Union Hall to support the IBEW SCT-3 AT&T Direct TV Call Cent
    It is not that cold!
    Neighborhood Watch
    Bourbonnais Solidarity
    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!
    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.
    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.

    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.
    COVID 19 – Coronavirus

    All members should take proper precautions to protect themselves from COVID 19 and follow the precautions given to you by your employers.

      We are all in this together and we all need to do our part
    for ourselves, our families and those we serve.

    The information below is from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Illinois and Indiana Departments of Health.

    Symptoms
    Fever • Cough • Shortness of breath
    They may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

    Coronavirus, Colds, Allergies, Strep or Flu?
    Click here to tell the difference.

    Prevention

    The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes that can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Clean your hands often.
    Avoid close contact.
    Stay home if you’re sick and wear a mask.
    Cover coughs and sneezes.
    Clean and disinfect.


     

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    Updated: Dec. 03 (17:41)

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    Rest in Peace Brother Jon Hergett
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    President Biden talks about the importance of unions and how they build the middle class.
    He supports the right of collective bargaining and the right to join a union.

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