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    IBEW - AT&T Chicago Grace Street Call Center Article by Article 2023 Tentative Agreement Highlights May 25, 2023 - This update contains information on changes made to articles, appendixes, memorandums and letters to the IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T four-year tentative agreement covering employees working for the company at the Chicago Grace Street Call Center.

    Breaking News - AT&T Grace Street Agreement Reached. Tuesday, May 23, 2023 8:00pm (CDT) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T Diversified Services reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year Yellow Mobility contract covering approximately 160 employees working for the company at the Chicago Grace Street call center. Details of the tentative agreement will be released in the days to come. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications. Complete ratification information and detailed contractual changes will be provided as soon as possible.

    Monday, May 22, 2023 - 5:00pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T Diversified Services have agreed to extend the IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement while talks to reach a new contract continue.  The current IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement is now extended through the end of the day, Tuesday May 23, 2023.

    Friday, May 19, 2022 - 9:30pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T Diversified Services have agreed to extend their current collective bargaining agreement for members working under the IBEW Yellow Agreement while talks to reach a new contract continue.  The agreement was set to expire at 11:59 pm on May 19, 2023. The agreement extends the current IBEW Yellow collective bargaining agreement through 11:59 PM on May 22, 2023.

    IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarships Our Local Union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards winners scholarships of $1,000 each. Applications must be received by Friday, June 2, 2023.

    We are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 Business Representative Harold Hess.  Our Brother started his career with Illinois Bell as a Central Office Technician and retired in 2003 after nearly 32 years of service. Harold had served as a Steward in the IBEW since the 1970’s. He became a Chief Steward in 1994 and in 2001 was promoted to Business Representative. Upon learning of his passing, Local 21 President Business - Manager Paul Wright said, "Harold was a great mentor and an even better friend. He will truly be missed." Brother Hess was a friend to many and will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor.

    Grace Street members don't forget to take your IBEW 21 Grace Street Bargaining Survey. The deadline to participate is March 11, 2023. From February 23rd-March 5th if you have trouble accessing the survey, contact IBEW 21 Business Representative John Dolsen at

    IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the IBEW 21 - AT&T Grace Street 2023 Bargaining Survey on It is designed to only be completed by IBEW 21 members working at the AT&T Grace Street Call Center. We are asking all current AT&T Grace Street members to take the time to fill out the survey completely. The deadline to participate is March 11, 2023.

    January Unit 1 and Unit 5 Meetings Updates Tonight’s 1/12/23 Unit 1 Union and Building Corporation meeting will still be at 6940 W Diversey Ave. in Chicago. The location is VFW Post #8322. The location is not an American Legion as listed on the Union meeting posting. Unit 5 Location Change IBEW Local 538 in Danville notified us that they have a scheduling conflict.

    January 2023 Union Meetings The dates and locations for the January IBEW 21 Union and Building Corporation meetings have been posted on . The meetings can be found under the Member Resources Menu tab.  The calendar and upcoming events will be updated once the dates and locations for the rest of 2023 are confirmed. There is a new Unit 1 meeting location.

    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.

    President Biden on the Importance of Unions

    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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