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AT&T Cuts Union Jobs in Illinois
Updated On: Dec 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019 (12:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 22 of their employees in Illinois. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). The soonest off payroll dates will be in January 2020.

Voluntary Separation Packages – VSIPP

Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement as defined in Article 30.43 of our AT&T Contract. If you would like to save the job of someone whose job is at risk, please consider turning in your VSIPP application today.

If you are interested, contact your manager.  You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The soonest off payroll dates should be in February 2020.

We are aware there may be issues accessing the VSIPP form from the company website. The Company installed another layer of security to view and input information on the VSIPP form.  You need your AT&T User ID and your IT Services Password to reach the form. If you are having issues call 888-850-4609 for help.
If you have trouble accessing the form you must talk to your manager!

The announced surplus affecting IBEW Local 21 members are as follows:

9 - Telecommunication Specialist 311 W. Washington Chicago (Technologies Operations Organization)
1 - Telecommunication Specialist - Des Plaines (Technologies Operations Organization)
5 - Administrative Specialist - 555 E Cook (Springfield)
3 - Engineering Assistant - Blue Island (C&E Design)
3 - Engineering Assistant - Oak Brook (C&E Planning)
1 - Engineering Assistant - Peoria (C&E Planning)


General Sipp

A General SIPP is being offered and a surplus was not declared for:
12 - Telecommunication Specialist - 10 S Canal (Chicago – Global Service Assurance Center)
15 - Customer Account Specialist – Peoria
1 - Technical Associate - Peoria

Employees in these groups who are interested in taking a SIPP must have their paperwork in by 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, December 27, 2019.The soonest off payroll dates will be in January 2020.

We remind our membership that things can change daily. We now must allow the process to play itself out. We realize members have questions and concerns and that rumors may start to circulate. Union updates will be released as necessary. We will only report on verified factual information. The IBEW Local 21 staff is available and will help you during this difficult process. Our staff directory can be found here.

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