The IBEW System Council T-6 announces that a four year extension has been ratified by the Members of IBEW Locals 2222, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, and 2325. 96% voted in favor of the Agreement.
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire in August of 2019. This new agreement will now extend our contract till August 5th 2023.
This new agreement will see our wages accrue to an 11.2% increase during the four year extension. Pension bands will also increase a total of 3% during the length of this agreement. Our benefits will continue to be among the best in the Telecom Industry. These benefits will protect jobs and give this membership security for themselves and their families until 2023. This new extension was a direct result of the steadfastness of IBEW SCT-6 Members during the 2016 Strike of Verizon.
Verizon believed that they could break the Union in 2016 by cancelling Health Care Benefits of our families. This action did not sway this membership, it angered them.
In the end, Verizon did not achieve its goal of fracturing the Union. Instead, we achieved a fair contract that protected Members and their families. And now, after spending 7 weeks holding the line in 2016, the result is 7 years of Contract protections.
In sum, this 4 year extension is a direct result of you, the Members, showing great resolve and a willingness to fight for your future in 2016.
Verizon will continue to make money and Union Members will continue to be able to care for their families. It is a two-way street. If it becomes a one-way street again in 2023 we know what we need to do. When we fight. We WIN!!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!.
The voting for our local to ratify our contract ended last Friday. The vote to accept the contract extension passed overwhelming for our local. The numbers have been sent to the T6 for a final tally.
Sadly, the Union has learned of the passing of Lois Kopecky, a retired longtime member who worked as a Service Representative in the Collections office in Providence. Lois was a friend to many and will be missed.
Calling hours are as follows:
Saturday Aug 18th, 2018
11:00am – 1:00pm
Perry McStay Funeral Home
2555 Pawtucket Ave
East Providence, RI
- Hannah Hendricks
- Samantha Gowdey
- Sarah Aubin
- Nicole Flynn
- Matthew Gowdey
Congratulations to the winners!
Ratification voting of the proposed contract extension will continue through next Friday August, 3rd. Voting will take place at the Union Hall from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Please make every effort to stop by and vote!
Information meetings & voting for the 2018 Contract Extension will take place on the following date:
Sunday 7/22/18 at 10:00am in the Union office
Monday 7/23/18 @ 9:00 and again at 6:00pm in the Union office
Voting only will be available Monday 7/23 through Friday 7/27 9:00am-4:00pm in the Union office.
Proposed 2018 MOU
This is the proposed agreement subject to ratification. Special informational meetings will be scheduled as soon as possible to discuss the terms of the agreement and allow voting.
Please see attached PDF.
Summary of 2018 Memorandum of Understanding – Tentative Agreement July 19 2018
The IBEW, CWA, and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023. The company and the unions are documenting the understanding in signed contracts and expect to have that completed this week, at which time we will communicate further details.
The contract will be subject to ratification by our members. We will keep you posted.
Verizon Bargaining Update:
As you already know, CWA, IBEW and Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019. We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few additional days after the holiday. Meetings are expected to resume in the middle of next week.
We will provide additional updates as appropriate.
Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday.
(4) OF THE POSTERS ARE BEING CANCELLED AND POSTED EXTERNALLY.
- Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Springfield (CANCELLED – POSTING EXTERNAL)
- Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Framingham (CANCELLED – POSTING EXTERNAL)
- Equipment Installation Technician, (1) Providence (CANCELLED – POSTING EXTERNAL)
- Central Office Technician, (1) Milford (7A-4P) (CANCELLED – POSTING EXTERNAL)
- Central Office Technician, (1) Milford (12A-8A) – remains posting as internal req.