3 NE associate vacancies for posting period 3/21/18 through 3/27/18.

 

  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Worcester
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Framingham
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Boylston

Notice of Bid Awards

 

Brockton – Outside Plant Technician

 Joseph Hart

Scott Thernen

Boston – Outside Plant Technician

John Smerlas

 John Rezendes

 David Richards

 Michael Collins

Saugus – Outside Plant Technician

Louis Bouvie

Michael Larcom

Sidney Zimmerman

Michael Dunn

Richard McGuinness

Dean Hillis

Ayer – Outside Plant Technician

Jason Jennings

Braintree – Outside Plant Technician

Christopher Connolly

Paul Meade

Dracut – Outside Plant Technician

Wayne Keenan

Lynn – Central Office Technician

Salvatore Grech

Brockton – Equipment Install Tech

Nicolas Arthurs

William Nelligan

Wareham – Equipment Install Tech

John Comgan

Lynn – Equipment Install Tech

David Calder

Attached are seven posters for 10 NE associate vacancies for posting period 3/7/18 through 3/13/18.

  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Foxboro
  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Norwood
  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Medford
  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Woburn
  • Splice-Service Technician, (3) Danvers
  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Boston
  • Splice-Service Technician, (2) Dracut  *** PLEASE NOTE:  THIS REQ IS REPLACING #478773 THAT POSTED 2/21/18-2/27/18.  #478773 IS BEING CANCELLED AS IT ERRONEOUSLY POSTED AS CXM INSTEAD OF I/M.

CPS & Attendance Lump Sum Awards:

The CPS award amount and the payout dates of both CPS and the Attendance bonus are listed below. 

CPS

CPS award is $709

  • 3/2/18 (Employee message/email)
  • 3/9/18 (CPS payment)

 Attendance Lump Sum Award

  • 2/28/18 (Employee email)
  • 3/2/18 (Attendance Lump Sum Award payment to eligible employees)

Our local has been invited to march in this years St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Smith Hill in Providence, RI. We would like to invite all members & their families to attend and walk with us in this years parade. 

The parade will be held on Saturday, March 10th. We will be meeting at 11:30am on the corner of Smith Street and Wyndham Avenue, the parade is set to begin promptly at 12:00pm. 

I hope to see all of you on March 10th. If you have any questions please contact the Union office 401-946-2323.

The friends and family of our Brother Joe Stravinsky are inviting you to a fundraiser to support the Stravinsky family. Please join us for this great cause and help our Brother in need. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 31st from 3-8pm at the East Natick Vets Club 17 Baker Street Warwick, RI. Please see Ronnie 401-413-2113, Ken 401-527-1040 or JoAnn 401-787-7315 for tickets. 

 

9 NE associate vacancies for posting period 2/28/18 through 3/6/18.

 

  • Equipment Installation Technician, (5) Boston
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Worcester
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Lowell
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Boylston
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Ayer

 

IBEW Local 2323 Free College Benefit           

            It is with great pleasure I share with you the new agreement we have reached with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC).  This new partnership will provide Local 2323 members and their families the opportunity to earn participating online Associate Degrees and certificates from EGCC in Ohio with no “out of pocket” costs for tuition, fees or e-books.  “Families” is defined as spouses, children, dependents, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws. In today’s environment with the overwhelming college debt, this new benefit provided to our members, retirees, and their families can have a huge impact financially.

The Programs

For 2018, students will have the opportunity to enroll in the following programs:

  • Business Management Degree
  • Human Resources Concentration/ Business Management Degree
  • Health Care Management Concentration/ Business Management Degree
  • Marketing Concentration/Business Management Degree
  • Finance Concentration/ Business Management Degree
  • Business Management Certificate
  • Accounting Concentration/ Business Management Certificate
  • Accounting Degree
  • Patient Navigator Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Degree
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Paralegal Degree
  • Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Associate of Individualized Study Degree           

            To be eligible, Local 2323 Members who want to enroll in the school’s participating online programs will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as any required subsequent verification, and apply any Pell grants or state grants to their tuition.  In addition, students will be asked whether they have access to any employer sponsored tuition assistance and asked to apply any available funds to the tuition and fees charged as a result of enrolling in EGCC’s online courses.  Local 2323 Members, retirees or their families, who may qualify for any benefits under any Veteran’s Educational Benefits, will be required to apply for and complete any necessary documentation for such benefits. If it is determined that the student is not eligible for federal and/or state financial aid or employer tuition assistance, or such aid and assistance is insufficient to cover the cost of tuition and fees, a last dollar scholarship will be applied to any remaining balance for tuition and fees. The cost of the e-books is included in the fees, so students will have no costs other than equipment (computers, software, etc.).

            Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, nonprofit, regionally accredited school.  They accept many previous credits toward their degree programs and credits earned by EGCC are transferable to other institutions.   EGCC has a call center in Cranston staffed with union members from OPEIU who will help our members and their families through the process of enrolling in a degree or certificate program.  In addition, they will assist in working with us on the transfer process to further your education.    

           According to the Sanders Institute, “more than 44 million Americans are caught in a student debt trap.  Collectively, they owe about $1.4 trillion on outstanding student loan debt.  The rising cost of college tuition has vastly outpaced inflation and average wages.  In fact, the cost of attending a public college or university has increased 350% since 1980”.   This is a great opportunity for us, as members of IBEW Local 2323, to change this vicious cycle for our families.

         If interested in taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please go to the website www.ibewfreecollege.org or call 1(888) 590-9009.  Obviously, if you have any questions regarding this new benefit you can call the Union office at (401) 946-2323.

 

Sincerely,

 

Steve Murphy

Business Manager

I.B.E.W. Local 2323

 

Attached are six posters for11 NE associate vacancies for posting period 2/21/18 through 2/27/18.

  • Equipment Installation Technician, (3) Worcester
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (3) Boston
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Lynn
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Boston
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Braintree
  • Splice-Service Technician, (2) Dracut

Attached are five posters for 8 NE associate vacancies for posting period 2/14/18 through 2/20/18.

 

  • Equipment Installation Technician, (2) Brockton
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Wareham
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (3) Framingham
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Lowell
  • Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Lynn