The Local will be hosting a Retirement Party in the Union Hall on Saturday January 24th, 2015 – 4:00pm for all our members who recently retired. All members are welcome to attend.
P13 Jobs for Local 2323
1. Safety Coach for SSTs
• Must canvass all I/M, CXM & Special Services SSTs
• Will have an interview with Pat Regan, Larry Savarese & Jim Fennel
2. Contract Work Inspector for Rhode Island North (CXM)
• Must canvass all SSTs and OPTs in Local 2323, including Special Services
3. Contract Work Inspector for Rhode Island South (CXM)
• Must canvass all SSTs and OPTs in Local 2323, including Special Services
4. Power Follow Through Inspector for McManus District
Southeast MA and RI
• Must canvass all I/M, CXM & Special Services SSTs in Locals 2322 & 2323
Local 2323 Promotion Jobs Available
Available to SSTs only
I/M, CXM & Specials
Contract Work Inspector – North
Available to all SSTs & OPTs Will report to 21 Business Park Dr.,
(Including Special Services) Smithfield, RI*
Will cover Northern RI area
Contract Work Inspector – South
Available to all SSTs & OPTs Will report to 2979 Tower Hill Rd.,
(Including Special Services) South Kingstown, RI*
Will cover Southern RI area
PFTI for all Southeast & RI
Available to all SSTs (Including Special Services) Will report to 15 Currant St,
in Locals 2322 & 2323 Fall River, MA (Local 2322)
*May also report to 100 New Engand Way, Warwick, RI
Power Follow-through Inspector
This is a P13 Title. The Power-follow Through Inspector provides assistance on a daily basis to Outside Plant Team Leaders, Analyzers, Engineers, and other personnel as necessary for the resolution of power influence, electrical protection, electrolysis, and other transmission related service issues. The PFTI installs (or coordinates the installation of), inspects, and maintains power substation special circuit protection equipment as engineered by the Inductive Coordination and Electrical Protection Engineer. The PFTI is responsible to assist the ICEP in conduct claim case investigations for the corporation when requested. In addition, the PFTI is responsible for conducting surveys and inspections relating to the above activities, as well as assist evaluation of new test equipment.
Contract Work Inspector
This is an Article P13 Title. Please refer to IBEW – New England Contract, general section for additional information. The Contract Work Inspector ensures that all outside contractors complete their work in accordance with Company practices, standards, quality plans, contracts and agreements and that the interests of the Company are protected.
A retirement party is being held in honor of many long time members who have decided to retire on 12/21. Please come out on Thursday 12/18 @ 3:30pm on and wish them all the best in retirement.
ASIA GRILL 12/18 3:30pm – ???
IBEW Local 2323 has several upcoming events planned we encourage all members to attend. We had an amazing turnout for the Thanksgiving Feed A Family event over 150 members and familes attended and were able to again feed 200 less fortunate familes. Thank you to all who attended and donated to make this such a successful event.
Saturday 5:00pm November 29th, 2014
Christmas Tree Lighting Event @ the Union office.
22 Amflex Drive Cranston, RI 02921
Saturday 7:00pm December 6th, 2014
IBEW Local 2323 Christmas Party
Wicked Good Bar & Grill
Twin River Casino
Attend a Retirement Planning
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
IBEW Local 2323 Union Hall
99 Amflex Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
Spouses are welcome! Refreshments will be served!
To RSVP, or for more Plan information, please call
Steve Raymond at:
Attention IBEW Local 2323 Members
We have been working with IBEW Members for more than 35 years
The Union has received many questions regarding if members are eligible for retirement with a service pension and medical benefits the following is the guide from the Summery Plan Description for the NY/NE Associate Pension Plan – Also the entire Summery Plan Description can be viewed on the Verizon Benefits Connection website.
Your Age / Net Credit Service
Any Age / 30 Years or more
At least 50 / 25 years or more
At least 55 / 20 years or more
At least 60 / 15 years or more
At least 65 / 10 years or more
The Union and the Company have reached an agreement on an upgraded EIPP offer. We encourage all members interested in taking this offer, to begin to speak to a financial advisor and plan accordingly. The details of the offer are as follows –
With respect to any employees who elect to voluntarily leave the service of the Company pursuant to the Enhanced Income Protection Plan (EIPP) offer made on November TBD, 2014 (“the Offer”) under the terms of the Force Adjustment Plan of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement, the parties agree as follows:
A. One Time Supplemental Voluntary Termination Bonus
Those employees who leave the service of the Company pursuant to the Offer shall receive a lump sum amount of $40,000, less taxes and withholdings, in addition to the EIPP payment and related benefits and the voluntary termination bonus and continuation medical coverage to which the employee is otherwise eligible under the terms of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
B. Raising of Caps on EIPP Payment
Those employees with greater than 30 years of net credited service will have their EIPP payment calculation capped at forty years of service, rather than thirty years.
C. Waiver of Age-Based Pension Reductions for Early Commencement
The Pension Plan will be amended such that Service Pension eligible employees who leave the service of the Company pursuant to the Offer will not have the age-based reduction for early commencement, if any, applied to the calculation of their pension.
D. Lump Sum Interest Rate
The Pension Plan will be amended such that, regardless of the specific date on which an employee leaves the service of the Company pursuant to the Offer, the determination of the interest rate and mortality basis used for converting such employee’s single life annuity to a lump sum amount will be based on the better of (a) the applicable interest rate and mortality basis as of such employee’s elected pension commencement date following his or her actual separation from service or (b) the applicable interest rate and mortality basis as of a December 2014 pension commencement date, provided that such employee’s age will be determined in accordance with his or her elected pension commencement date rather than a December 2014 pension commencement date.
II. Employees who elect to leave the service of the Company pursuant to the Offer will be separated from the Company on one or more dates in 2014 and/or 2015 to be selected at the discretion of the Company. The Company, in its discretion, will determine how many employees will be separated on each date in each job title and work location. The Company will honor requests by seniority, to the extent consistent with the requirements of the business, when assigning the date on which each employee will be separated. Notwithstanding the provisions of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement, there shall be no layoffs in a title, work group and work location during the time period between the first and last off payroll dates if there are employees in the title, work group and work location who are designated by the Company to be separated in 2015.
III. Except as modified by this Memorandum of Agreement the Income Protection Plan provisions of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement shall apply.
IV. The Company agrees that through June 30, 2015 there will be no layoffs of Administrative Assistants, Special Assistants, Facility Assigners, Driver As or Driver Bs.
V. There will be no involuntary force transfers of over 35 miles pursuant to the Force Adjustment Plan through June 30, 2015, except to locations where the union demanded that the Company declare a surplus which are set forth in Attachment A. VI. There will be no office consolidations on or before June 30, 2015, except those consolidations announced by the Company prior to October 1, 2014.
VII. In relation to the Offer, the Company will use best efforts to ensure that individuals who request pension calculations receive their calculations within 14 days.
VIII. The two Wage Table 51 employees in the Traffic bargaining unit will be upgraded to Wage Table 31 effective XXXX.
IX. The titles that will receive the Offer are specified below:
Administrative Assistant 76
Building Equipment Mechanic 3
Central Office Technician 81
Customer Service Assistant 6
Driver A TBD
Driver B TBD
Equipment Installation Technician 5
Facilities Assigner 20
Fiber Customer Support Analyst 6
Fiber Network Technician 4
Material Attendant 3
Network Services Coordinator 11
Outside Plant Technician 28
Service Assistant 3
Service Representative 15
Special Assistant 31
Splice Service Technician 368
Toll Assigner 1
Translations Administrator 3
Transmission Technician 1
Rhode Island General Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. The following are Labor endorsed candidates, IBEW Local 2323 leadership and Political Action Committee ask you to please consider and support these men and women with your vote on election day.
John “Jack” Reed
James “Jim” Langevin
RI Lieutenant Governor
RI General Treasurer
RI Attorney General
RI Secretary of state
District 4 – Rep. Aaron Regunberg
District 9 – Rep. Anastasia Williams
District 12 – Rep. Joseph Almeida
District 16 – Rep. Peter Palumbo
District 18 – Rep. Art Handy
District 26 – Nicholas Denice
District 28 – Rep. Scott Guthrie
District 29 – Rep. Lisa Tomasso
District 32 – Rep. Robert Craven
District 36 – Rep. Donna Walsh
District 37 – Rep. Samuel Azzinaro
District 39 – Rep. Larry Valencia
District 43 – Rep. Deborah Fellela
District 46 – Rep. Jeremiah O’Grady
District 50 – Rep. Stephen Casey
District 56 – Shelby Maldonado
District 58 – Carlos Tobon
District 62 – Rep. Mary Messier
District 71 – Rep. Dennis Canario
District 6 – Sen. Harold Metts
District 9 – Sen. Adam Satchell
District 13 – Sen. Teresa Paiva-Weed
District 16 – Sen. Elizabeth Crowley
District 22 – Sen. Stephen Archambault
District 23 – Sen. Paul Fogarty
District 27 – Sen. Hanna Gallo
District 30 – Sen. William Walaska
District 31 – Sen. Erin Lynch
District 32 – Cynthia Coyne
District 34 – Sen. Catherine Cool-Rumsey