The General Wage Increase (GWI) of 2.50% will be effective June 18, 2017. The GWI will be reflected in your June 30, 2017 paycheck for eligible associates covered by East collective bargaining agreements.

 

Brothers & Sisters

Airgas workers in East Greenwich, RI, are members of Teamsters Local 251. The major strike issues are the refusal of Airgas to agree to an affordable health insurance plan and to provide a decent pension plan to its employees. The picket line has been extended to other Airgas locations in New England. We ask you to join their members at the following locations today and tomorrow, June 13th & 14th, in solidarity.

90 Research Rd, Hingham MA

17 Northwestern Dr, Salem NH

305 Target Industrial Circle, Bangor ME

1 Plank St, Billerica MA

522 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick RI

 

Please contact Matthew Taibi ( Secretary Treasurer – Principal Officer ) 401-434-0454 x227 with any picket location questions.

The Union will be holding a special informational meeting for members in the Outside Plant Technician title.

The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss Verizon’s new Joint Pole Agreement with National Grid in MA & RI.

We encourage every member in the OPT title to please make every effort to attend.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 251 has members on strike against their employer Airgas.  We ask all our members to please take some time out of your day and attend their picket line in solidarity.

Local 251 here in Rhode Island has become one of our closest allies they are always the first to answer our calls of solidarity before and during our strike.  It is now our turn to return the favor.

We need our rank and file members to please step up and stand with our Sisters & Brothers in 251.

Please contact Matt Taibi @ (401)-935-1663 to coordinate when, and where to picket.

2017 IBEW Local 2323 Scholarship Eligibility and Rules

Local 2323, I.B.E.W. Telephone Division in Rhode Island is pleased to announce the annual renewal for 2017 of its scholarship in the amount of $2500.00 per year for the sons and daughters of active dues paying members. In order for you to understand the rules for eligibility and selection of the scholarships for 2017, the Executive Board of this Local has drawn up the following guidelines:

Eligibility

  1. The applicant shall be the natural or legally adopted child up to the age of 25 of an active dues paying member in good standing of Local 2323 for six months at the time of this application or a retired dues paying member in good standing of Local 2323.
  2. Graduate of any public, private or parochial high school or the equivalent who plan to attend a school of higher education.
  3. Acceptance at an accredited college or school of higher education.
  4. Verification of union membership of Local 2323 of parent and address of employment, if applicable.
  5. The deadline will be the day of the Executive Board meeting on July 27th.

Committee Rules

  1. The Scholarship Committee appointed by the President will be the Executive Board.
  2. The winners will be selected at the Executive Board meeting in July.
  3. There will be sixteen names drawn.
    • The first eight (8) names drawn will be the winners of the 2017 IBEW Local 2323 Scholarship in the amount of $2500.00.
    • The ninth name drawn will be the 1strunner up. The tenth name drawn will be the 2nd runner up, and so on.
  4. The scholarship will not be confined to academic programs, but will also be granted to students planning post-graduate or vocational studies.
  5. Should the winner of the scholarship transfer to another college or school of higher education during the term of the scholarship, the Scholarship Committee must be notified and may review whether the scholarship should continue.
  6. The award will be paid to the parent of the $2500.00 scholarship recipient upon proof of receipt or proof of payment to the institution of higher learning for that semester, not to exceed $2500.00.
  7. The scholarship for 2017 will be terminated when the recipient:
    • has received a total of $2500.00 from the Scholarship fund;
    • has completed the course of study for an undergraduate degree or post graduate degree:
    • is expelled, suspended, or withdraws from the selected college or school of high education.
  8. It is expected that the scholarship program will continue indefinitely, however, conditions may require changes or modifications. The right to modify or terminate the program, in whole or in part is reserved by the committee. In the event of such changes, scholarships in effect will be continued for their duration.

 

If you wish to make an application, fill out the application form and forward the same to the Local’s Business Office by mail to Local 2323 Scholarship Fund, 22 Amflex Drive, Cranston, RI 02921 or fax the application to (401) 946-2327 where they will be reviewed.

 

Fraternally yours,

Dan Musard

President

IBEW Local 2323

 

2017 application

 

 

1 Opening – Providence

EQUIPMENT INSTALL TECH

Location: 234 Washington St Providence, RI 0290

TEST REQUIREMENTS: Network Systems Assessment

 

1 Opening – Brockton

EQUIPMENT INSTALL TECH

65 Crescent St Brockton, MA 02301

TEST REQUIREMENTS: Network Systems Assessment

2 NE associate vacancies for the posting period from 5/18/17 through 5/24/17.

  • Building Equipment Mechanic in Woburn, MA (1)
  • Building Equipment Mechanic in Springfield, MA (1)

If you are retiring or near retirement age and would like to speak with a financial planner please contact Steve Raymond. Steve will meet with you and help you plan for your individual retirement goals.

Scarborough Alliance Group

Steve Raymond

Regional Manager

(800) 223-7608 ext 4033

sraymond@scarboroughalliance.com