We ask that our members living in Rhode Island please take the time to vote in tomorrow’s primary.

Please take a moment to consider the following candidates who have been endorsed by the Rhode Island AFL-CIO

HOUSE

District 3 (Providence) – Rep. Thomas Palangio
District 5 (Providence) – Rep. John DeSimone
District 9 (Providence) – Rep. Anastasia Williams
District 11 (Providence) – Rep. Grace Diaz
District 21 (Warwick) – Rep. Eileen Naughton
District 27 (W. Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) – Rep. Patricia Serpa
District 34 (Narragansett, S. Kingstown) – Rep. Teresa Tanzi
District 35 (S. Kingstown) – Rep. Kathleen Fogarty
District 52 (Cumberland) – Mr. Alex Marszalkowski
District 54 (N. Providence) – Rep. William O’Brien
District 60 (Pawtucket) – Rep. David Coughlin
District 64 (E. Providence) – Mr. Helder Cunha
District 67 (Barrington, Warren) – Rep. Jan Malik

SENATE

District 2 (Providence) – Sen. Juan Pichardo
District 6 (Providence) – Sen. Harold Metts
District 7 (Providence. Providence) – Sen. Frank Ciccone
District 8 (Pawtucket) – Sen. James Doyle
District 16 (Central Falls, Pawtucket) – Sen. Elizabeth Crowley
District 17 (Lincoln, N. Providence, N. Smithfield) – Mr. Dennis Lavallee

Sisters & Brothers,

The following is a list of upcoming events put together to increase solidarity among our members and their families.

IBEW Local 2323 Annual Golf Tournament
In memory of our Brother Bobby Harnett
When: Oct 16, 2016 10:00am shot gun start
Where: Swansea Country Club
$125 per golfer / Oct 7 sign up deadline

Halloween Trunk or Treat Party
The local will be holding a Halloween party for our members and their families. Games, treats & food will be provided
When: Oct 22, 2016 5:00pm
Where: Union office
FREE

Annual Thanksgiving Feed A Family
Please join us for our Thanksgiving basket event.
When: Nov 20, 2016 8:00am
Where: Union office

IBEW Local 2323 Christmas Party
When: December 17, 2016 6:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Twin River Casino
Price: TBD

Verizon has declared a surplus for the 3rd qtr 2016. The company has elected to offer the Special-EIPP for year 2016. Election window will be open Sept 7, 2016 through September 21, 2016, the election is irrevocable after the 15 day window closes. Off payroll date will be Oct 8, 2016. 309 total have been declared surplus in New England.

The following is a list of locations and titles declared surplus in Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Total: 14

Administrative Assistants:
Pawtucket: 4 (Dir: Edward Gee)

Central Office Technicians:
Providence: 5 (Dir: Chris Cook)
Warwick: 1 (Dir: Lorna Deplitch)

Customer Service Assistant:
Providence: 1 (Dir: Chris Cook)

Driver B:
East Providence: 1 (Dir: Frances Bowes)
Warwick: 1 (Dir: Frances Bowes)

Translation Administration:
Providence: 1 (Dir: Lorna Deplitch)

IBEW Local 2323 ask that come election day, that you please support the following labor endorsed candidates for elected office.

HOUSE

District 3 (Providence) – Rep. Thomas Palangio
District 5 (Providence) – Rep. John DeSimone
District 9 (Providence) – Rep. Anastasia Williams
District 11 (Providence) – Rep. Grace Diaz
District 21 (Warwick) – Rep. Eileen Naughton
District 27 (W. Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) – Rep. Patricia Serpa
District 34 (Narragansett, S. Kingstown) – Rep. Teresa Tanzi
District 35 (S. Kingstown) – Rep. Kathleen Fogarty
District 52 (Cumberland) – Mr. Alex Marszalkowski
District 54 (N. Providence) – Rep. William O’Brien
District 60 (Pawtucket) – Rep. David Coughlin
District 64 (E. Providence) – Mr. Helder Cunha
District 67 (Barrington, Warren) – Rep. Jan Malik

SENATE

District 2 (Providence) – Sen. Juan Pichardo
District 6 (Providence) – Sen. Harold Metts
District 7 (Providence. Providence) – Sen. Frank Ciccone
District 8 (Pawtucket) – Sen. James Doyle
District 16 (Central Falls, Pawtucket) – Sen. Elizabeth Crowley
District 17 (Lincoln, N. Providence, N. Smithfield) – Mr. Dennis Lavallee

Brother Bob Archeambault has notified the Union he will be conducting a rating class to assist SST’s in obtaining there rating. Class will begin in Sept and held on Sunday 9am-11am. Those members who are interested are asked to call Brother Bob Archeambault @ (617)-913-1455

The following fund has been set up to help Bobby Harnett’s family. Bobby was a beloved member of the local, and his loss is a huge blow to our local, we ask every member especially this week as we have our signing bonus to dig deep and donate to help our deceased Brother’s family in there time of need. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

www.gofundme.com/2baedfee

Milford – Mr. Robert O. Harnett, Jr., of Milford, formerly of Waltham died Friday, June 24, 2016 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was 50.

Rob leaves his wife, Karen M. (Dempsey) Harnett; his children, Michael J. and Abigail E. Harnett, both of Milford; his sisters, Kimberlee A. Harnett of Boston and Gian McMahon and her husband, Gregory, of Framingham; his father and mother-in-law, John and Joan Dempsey of Waltham; his sister-in-law, Kathryn Dempsey of Waltham; his niece and nephews, Amanda and Aidan Wenckus and David Prouty; his uncle and his aunt, David Webster and Dorothy Wenning and his cousins, Peter and Andrew Webster and Scott, Karen and Chris Wenning.

A complete obituary will follow.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rob’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM on Thursday, June 30th from 4 to 8 pm. and again at 9 am on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Burial will be private.

Memorials to help Rob’s family can be made at www.gofundme.com/2baedfee