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Friday August 12, 2022 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW21) members  working for Vermilion County in both the  Judicial and Non-Judicial units voted to accept the tentative agreement that was reached earlier this week. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement will provide wage increases in addition to addressing other workplace issues. We would like to congratulate our Sisters and Brothers and their Bargaining team on their success!

IBEW Local Union 21 has posted the 2022 JULIE Bargaining survey on our website. It is designed to be completed by all current IBEW 21 members working at JULIE. We are asking all Local 21 JULIE members to take the time to fill out the survey completely. Deadline to participate is September 2, 2022.

An agreement has been reached between our Union and AT&T to extend the Work From Home Agreements for IBEW members until March 31, 2023. This extension applies to all IBEW members working under all IBEW – AT&T Contracts who have been identified as employees who are eligible to perform their job duties from home. Company management has the right to cancel the agreements at any time with a seven-day notice. Participation is at the discretion of management and is entirely voluntary on behalf of employees. It is time for your voices to be heard. Tell your manager they need to let their bosses know that their employees are unhappy with the decisions they are making. We remind all members to continue to work safely.

IBEW – AT&T CORE 2022 Tentative Agreement Article Summary August 4, 2022 - Earlier this week, the IBEW SCT-3 announced a new tentative agreement was reached with AT&T. This update contains more information on changes made to articles, appendixes, memorandums and letters.  More information and a contract overview will be provided at the August IBEW Local 21 Union meetings.

Monday, August 1, 2022 - 5:20pm (CDT) - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T reached a tentative agreement on a new 5 year contract covering approximately 3,000 IBEW union members working for the company nationwide, primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The new deal will increase wages by 16.5% plus a COLA which is based on next year’s inflation rate. This equates to a cumulative wage increase of 17.6% over the term of the contract, plus the COLA adjustment. The contract also includes retroactive pay, yearly company provided pension increases, medical benefit cost controls with modest monthly contribution increases, the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr as a holiday and the agreement addresses job security concerns of members in at risk job titles. All other key language in the collective bargaining agreement was also retained.

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 12:01pm (CDT) – This morning at 3:25 am, the IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering approximately 3,000 union members working for the company nationwide primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana for the contract that has been extended since June 25, 2022. The new five (5) year contract includes compounded wage increases that deal with rising inflation rates while controlling benefit cost increases. Many contract language improvements across various job titles have been negotiated as well as job protections for members who could be affected by changes in our rapidly evolving industry.

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 11:50pm (CDT) – The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T have agreed to extend their current CORE collective bargaining agreement until 11:59 PM on Friday, July 29, 2022. AT&T and the IBEW have an agreement in principle for the 3,000 union members working for AT&T nationwide, primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Over the next twenty-four (24) hours, the parties will meet to finalize the deal. Further updates will be released when available.

It has been a crazy start to the weekend with this morning’s severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and may continue with the forecasted high humidity and additional storms.  Stay safe and follow all of your employer’s safety guidelines. Whether you are working for your employer or helping your friends and neighbors remember, the most dangerous hazards can be the ones we don’t see. The IBEW was founded by Henry Miller who fought for safer working conditions. Miller’s last job was for the Potomac Electric Light and Power Co. in Washington, D.C. The night he died, he was trying to restore power after a storm when, according to an 1896 issue of the Electrical Worker, “he came into contact with a high-tension wire carrying 2,200 volts and received a shock knocking him off the pole.”

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:15 pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T have agreed to continue the extension of their current CORE collective bargaining agreement through 11:59 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Your bargaining team recognizes your frustrations as negotiations drag on. We aren’t there yet and need additional time to bring home a contract that recognizes the contributions our members make at AT&T.

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 7:45 pm (CDT) - The IBEW SCT-3 Council and AT&T have agreed to continue the extension of their current CORE collective bargaining agreement through 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Talks to reach a new AT&T CORE contract are continuing at this hour.  Significant progress has been made since our last update on July 6, 2022. This is a short extension. It is our goal to reach an agreement by Tuesday night. Additional AT&T CORE bargaining updates will be communicated when necessary.

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