Business Managers Report
We have 2 upcoming events in the Local. First we have the Annual Feed-A-Family Event that has been an overwhelming success the last 2 years feeding over 400 less fortunate families.
This year, the event will be held on November 23rd at 9:00 a.m. in the Union office. We encourage every member to make a donation to such a worthy cause as well as participate in delivering the baskets. Please see a union steward to donate.
On Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. IBEW Local 2323 Solidarity Committee will be holding our Christmas Party at Twin Rivers Casino – Wicked Good Bar & Grill in Lincoln. The cost for this event is $10 per person and includes prime rib and pasta buffet.
There will be a Rally against Fairpoint that will take place on Saturday, November 8th at 12:00 p.m. held at Monument Square in Portland Maine. Also, there has been a relief fund established to help our sisters and brothers on strike in the Northern States. To donate please go to our website at www.ibew2323.org and click on the gofundme link.
The Union and the Company continue to work towards finalizing the details in regards to the Enhanced Incentive offer for our members. As the details become available we share them through our website, informational tape and membership email list.
In the FSC, we are committed to making the center a better place to work every day and have been successful over the last two years. Recently, after months of negotiating, we were able to gain two new additional tours a 7:30- 4:00 and a 10:30- 7:00. These tours may seem insignificant to some but for our members who have been forced on tours that prohibits them from spending quality time with their families, it was a huge success. The shift in tours has afforded many of our members the ability to get the tour they prefer rather than being forced to one. Also in the FSC we continue to conduct our new member orientations with fewer than 30 left to be done.
In the MCO, the company continues to canvas our members to see who wants to move the fiber network title. The training is set to begin just after the first of the year.
Assistant Chris Buffery and I met with both Area Managers for I&M on Monday to discuss numerous topics. The first was the new established staff craft positions for I&M, the companies plan to get back to doing T2D and trialing a new business version of the program, the closing of the Newport garage, construction at the Towerhill garage and Portsmouth C.O. and lastly the low-filled cable project which includes rolling over C.O.’s to strictly fiber.