Brothers and Sisters of IBEW Local 2323 the following is a joint statement from IBEW and CWA:

“As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now.

However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.

This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago.  We will keep you posted on further developments.”


While it has been some time since negations between the IBEW SCT-6 Business Managers and the Company began this early, it is not unprecedented.  Our 1991 Contract was due to expire on August 5, 1995.  Early bargaining began in January of 1994.  Discussions continued from time to time and the parties reached an agreement in August of 1994.  That extension resulted in a contract that began August 5, 1994 and expired August 8, 1998.

The items which will be discussed between the parties will be limited to Wages, Medical, and Duration of Contract. 

There will be a BLACKOUT after today on the proceedings of bargaining.

There will be NO daily bargaining updates.

Whenever there is an opportunity to discuss issues that protect our Members work and future, we are duty bound to engage the Company in those talks.  There are no guarantees that these discussions will result in an agreement, but we are cautiously optimistic.  If an agreement is reached the Members will vote to ratify.

The Membership will be notified of the outcome of these talks as soon as the situation permits.

4 NE associate vacancies for posting period 5/16/18 through 5/22/18.


  • Splice-Service Technician, (3) W Roxbury
  • Splice-Service Technician, (1) Woburn 




  • This req posted last week and is being extended through 5/22/18
  • The req is for I/M, not CXM.  The req incorrectly stated CXM last week
  • The number of openings has been reduced from 4 to 1.  The remaining 3 are being re-posted this week in W. Roxbury 

The Company is declaring a surplus under the provisions of Article G25 of the Labor

Agreement. This notification includes a surplus in the departments, job titles, bargaining units

and locations for Local 2323 as listed below.

The Company will offer the provisions of an Enhanced Income Protection Plan (EIPP)

to regular employees in the surplus job titles at the work locations involved. EIPP offers will be

distributed to the affected employees by May 16, 2018. An employee’s election to accept the offer must

be in writing and transmitted to the Company within fifteen days from the date of the offer. The

decision is irrevocable after such fifteen-day period (May 30, 2018). The final date of employment in this case for those accepted volunteers will be June 23, 2018.


Administrative Assistant – Pawtucket – 85 High St (2)

Central Office Technician – Driver B – Warwick – 100 New England Way (1)

Translations Administrator Assistant – Providence – 234 Washington St (1)


8 NE associate vacancies for posting period 5/9/18 through 5/15/18.


  • Splice-Service Technician, (4) Woburn
  • Central Office Technician, (1) Brockton
  • Central Office Technician, (1) Hyannis
  • Central Office Technician, (1) Boston
  • Outside Plant Technician, (1) Framingham
The IBEW Local 2323 Annual Golf Tournament will be Sunday June 3rd at Cranston Country Club. Registration will be from 12:00-1:00pm with a 1:00pm Shot Gun Start. There will also be a practice range from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Cost: $100 per golfer or $400 per foursome.
*Price for foursome includes access to the driving range, dinner, and more..
*Raffle, 50/50, prizes
*Anyone wishing to attend the dinner only can do so for $35
Last day to sign up is May 28th ! 🏌️‍♂️

2 NE associate vacancies for posting period 5/3/18 through 5/9/18.

  • Automotive Equipment Technician, (1) South Yarmouth, MA
  • Automotive Equipment Technician, (1) South Boston, MA