The IBEW and CWA have finalized an agreement with the company, on a one time basis, to allow Verizon to grant 50 Verizon Communications restricted stock units to full time members and employees who are on the payroll on February 1st 2018. This grant to members and employees includes members on company approved leaves of absence, including without limitation short term disability leave and accident disability leave, provided that the member returns to work prior to January 31st 2020. The 50 restricted stock units or (RSU’s) will split into two vesting dates. 25 of the RSU’s will become vested on January 31st 2019 and the remaining 25 will become vested on January 31st 2020. At each of these vesting dates the 25 RSU’s will be valued at the stock price on that vesting date. At that time a cash value will be awarded to members minus any withholding taxes and other legally required deductions. The amount of cash that is paid  shall equal the number of RSU’s that vested on each of these 2 dates times the closing price of Verizon’s common stock on the NYSE as of the vested date.  There are no other options for these stock units. All payments under these award terms shall be made in cash. If you should retire you will still be awarded the 50 stock units on both vesting dates. The only members who will not be awarded RSU’s are members who are terminated for just cause and members who do not return to work prior to January 31st 2020. Members will receive a grant notice in the mail from Verizon explaining this offering. If you have any questions please call this office.



• Outside Plant Technician, (1) Brockton
• Outside Plant Technician, (4) Woburn
• Outside Plant Technician (1) Braintree
• Outside Plant Technician, (1) Dracut
• Central Office Technician, (1) Lynn

Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive for Joe Stravinsky

Be the Match is holding a bone marrow drive at the Briarwood Meadows’ clubhouse to assist in finding Joe a bone marrow match. The drive will be held Saturday February 17th from 12pm-4pm.

Ideal donors are ages 18 – 44, however those older than 44 may provide cheek swaps for a $100 fee. If you’re unable to attend, a swabbing kit can be mailed to you anywhere in the country.

The process for participating is painless; a cheek swap is all it takes. Please help us help Joe.


12 NE associate vacancies for posting period 1/3/18 through 1/9/18.


  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Brockton
  • Outside Plant Technician, (6) Saugus
  • Outside Plant Technician (1) Ayer
  • Outside Plant Technician, (4) Boston

Reminder ** Tomorrow is the last day for ticket sales **

The IBEW Local 2323 Annual Christmas Party is next Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:00pm.
The party will be held at the Twin River Event Center at 100 Twin River Road Lincoln, RI. There will be a buffet, a carving station and cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person. Feel free to bring a spouse/friend etc.
Tickets will be on sale only until this Saturday December 9th. 
See a steward for tickets or call Ray Silvestri (401) 413-8937.

2017 RC Toy Drive (004)

Local 2323 Riding Club

Benefiting HASBRO Children’s Hospital

Please donate new unwrapped toys, games or books for all ages.

Please keep in mind infants (0-2) and teens (13-17).

Deadline for donations will be December 18, 2017

Collection Boxes will be available downtown and at all garage locations or you can see..

Rich Cabaceiras – FSC

Ron Dickinson – Tower Hill

JoAnn LaRose – EP

Ray Cimino – Lincoln

Mike Enos – Warwick


Register for a Free Virtual Open House

The NACTEL Program at Pace University

” … providing a qualified workforce to meet the future needs of the industry.”

Learn about:

  • our industry-driven courses and degree programs
  • career opportunities
  • find out how online learning works

Upcoming Dates:

If you are new to NACTEL, sign up for this General Information VOH:
December 12th, 2017, 11 am EDT – General Information
December 12th, 2017, 1 pm EDT – General Information
December 12th, 2017, 8 pm EDT – General Information 

If you want to learn more about our degrees sign up for a Mini VOH:
December 19th, 2017, 11:00 am EDT – BS Degree
December 19th, 2017, 1:00 pm EDT – AS Degree, Certificates
December 19th, 2017, 2:00 pm EDT – MS Degree

It’s free. Register below.



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I wanted to thank all of you who donated, supported, and volunteered your time this past weekend at our annual Feed-A-Family event. This was our most successful year so far. With your donations we were able to provide a Thanksgiving basket to over 300 families. Last Thursday, CCAP received 100 baskets, and on Sunday we delivered over 200 directly to the homes of families in need. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty, and were extremely generous to Local 2323 members during our 2016 strike. I’m grateful we have had the opportunity to  give back to some of our friends in the community who have done so much to us.

Please be advised that due to recent severe weather conditions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, effective Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Company will invoke Article P3.06 (see article below) and suspend overtime limitations for Splice-Service Technicians to care for the service difficulties. This affects all areas in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The overtime limitations will also be suspended for Administrative Assistants in the OCC in Medway.

The impacted SSTs and AAs will be required to work twelve hours each day, not including their lunch break. It is expected that impacted employees will work eight hours on Sunday, this will be reviewed on Friday.


P3.06 – “In Plant, an “emergency” is an event of national importance, fire, explosion,  or other catastrophe, severe weather conditions, major cable and equipment failures, or an act of God. When an emergency related to severe weather conditions occurs, the Director involved shall discuss it with the Local Union’s Business Manager and the Director – Labor Relations or his representative prior to suspending overtime limitations. The Union’s views on how to best deal with the situation should be solicited and considered. When an emergency related to any other event occurs, the Director involved shall notify the Local Union’s Business Manager and the Director – Labor Relations or his representative as soon as possible after the event.”