The latest edition of the Local 1220 quarterly newsletter, The Info Channel, is now available to read online. Simply click the picture to the right and you'll be directed to the online PDF.

Inside this quarter's issue includes Business Manager John Rizzo on the latest happenings inside the Local, President Glenn Hannigan on why this election matters for union members with the NLRB, a new organizing effort brewing downtown and why the IBEW has decided to endorse Joe Biden for President.

Our next upcoming Union meetings will be held on:

>Tuesday, October 6

All meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served.


Executive Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Helpful Links

1311 Butterfield Rd
Suite 306
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 773.714.1220
Fax: 773.693.0009

Some members are being told not to file for unemployment by other members. It is your right to file. The notion that a contractor or employer will look negatively on your future employment because of this is nonsense. If anyone suspects this type of behavior, they should inform the Business Manager directly. All contractors and employers understand the emergency nature behind this virus and what it's doing to our nation. Your benefits and future employment will not be jeopardized. If you need to file...file now.


Chicago Area

  • Andersonville - 5425 N. Clark Street
  • Lincoln Park — 2530 N. Clark Street
  • Logan Square — 2261 N. Milwaukee Avenue
  • Wicker Park — 1211 N. Damen Avenue
  • Evanston — 716 Church Street

There is a good amount of Facebook misinformation circulating out there. If you are a freelancer, you should file for unemployment.

We are requesting all IBEW locals in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois help to show support for the efforts of these workers by participating in what we are calling our "IBEW Strong" campaign.

We ask that our sisters and brothers to stop in at a Colectivo location near them, order a coffee or drink of their choice, and tell the café worker serving them,

"I would like that IBEW Strong!"

This type of support will help encourage the workers throughout this campaign and demonstrate the solidarity we enjoy at the IBEW.

Colectivo Coffee

IBEW Local 45 Los Angeles 

IBEW Local 58 Detroit, MI 

IBEW Local 1200 Washington D.C.

IBEW Local 1212 Madison Square Garden, NY IBEW Local 1212 is New York City’s Broadcast (RTB) Local!

What and why are executives paid so much more than their workers? Find out at Executive Paywatch.

Jobs with Justice has a site you might want to check out.

Fall 2020 Newsletter Now Available!