May 17th First Annual Solidarity Motorcycle Run

On May 17, 2015, IBEW Locals 99 and 2323 will be hosting the First Annual Solidarity Motorcycle Run. This is open to all riders and non-riders but we are specifically attempting to pack the event with Union Members from every corner of the Labor Movement.

You can be involved in many ways. Your Local can become a sponsor for $125.00, which will include: recognition, 2 ride/cookout tickets, and 2 American Made/Union made T-shirts or your local can make a straight donation. All individual members are also very welcome to attend. If you don’t ride, but still wish to be involved, we also welcome you in that capacity. We will be holding a general information and planning meeting at the IBEW Union Hall at 22 Amflex Drive in Cranston on March 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Anyone interested in being involved in the final planning or helping out in any way is invited. A healthy turnout for the event is extremely important in order to make an impact in showing the public what Solidarity means, and what Unions supporting the community is all about.

All net proceeds of this year’s event will benefit Pink Heals RI, which is a 100% volunteer, local charity that provides support to cancer patients and their families. We will have the Pink Heals Fire Truck on site the day of the event also, which all cancer survivors are encouraged to sign.

The Company has notified the Union of a surplus. The total number of surplus in IBEW Local 2323 stands at 16. Volunteer period will be: 5/19 – 6/2, Last day worked: 6/13 with an off-payroll date: 6/14

2 – Administrative Assistants – 21 Business Park Drive Smithfield (Demetra Santos)

5 – Central Office Techs – 234 Washington St Providence (Nelson Rodriquez)

8 – Customer Service Assistants – 1 Greene St, Providence (Nelson Rodriguez)

1 – Outside Plant Tech – 21 Business Park Drive Smithfield (Paul McManus)

a mobilization rally is being held May 7th at 5:00pm in front of 234 Washington St. Please make every effort to attend and show solidarity. August 1st is rapidly approaching.

May 31st IBEW Local 2323 Annual Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament will take place at the Swansea Country Club in Swansea, Massachusetts. The tournament was moved to the Swansea Country Club in an effort to accommodate our members who are traveling from Massachusetts. The tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a shotgun start. The price is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome. Included in the price are 18 holes with a cart, driving range, and dinner.

Election Guidelines 2015

Election Judge Tim Beaudry asked the following to be posted.

Nominations were held on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:00pm.

The Election Committee met on Friday April 17, 2015 and prepared ballots & mailing.

The Election Committee will meet on June 1st, 2015 to pick up ballots and to count the vote.

The Election Judge asked that the candidate rules be posted (see attached link above)

If you have any questions or do not receive your ballot please call Tim Beaudry – (401)-339-0247

IBEW Local 2323 will be supporting the 13th Annual Autism Project walk. This year we will walk in honor of long time members Ron Dickinson and Kat Geary’s son Austin. They lead a team to raise money in honor of Austin. The event will be held at Goddard memorial State Park in Warwick Rhode Island We hope to see you there.

Please donate generously to this worthy cause @ www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ibew2323

Goddard State Park
1095 Ives Rd, East Greenwich, RI 02818

Questions please call Tom Plunkett 401-374-8259

Beloved IBEW Local 222 President Ed Fitzpatrick, recently announced his retirement, his last day as an active employee will be tomorrow March 31, 2015. In his almost 55 year career, Fitzy has been at the front leading the charge. His now famous speeches have rallied many over the years and carried us through many difficult fights.

In addition to his leadership, he has also been instrumental in helping countless Brothers & Sisters over the years through the Member Assistance Program, and through his tireless efforts helping those battling addiction.

The members, officers and staff of IBEW Local 2323 wish Brother Fitzpatrick all the best in retirement and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Labor and our Union.

IBEW Local 2222 will be holding a retirement party in his honor. If you would like to attend tickets are $25 each, please call 617-929-6000 to RSVP.

Thursday, April 30th
Florian Hall – 55 Halet Street, Dorchester, MA
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The company has notified the Union that The Attendance Award & the CPS check will be paid on the following dates. If you have any questions please call the Union office: (401)-946-2323

Attendance Award – March 6th, 2015

CPS Award – March 13, 2015