The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis.  It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned.  An application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship (Form 172) is included in the link below.  This is also available on the IBEW website at

All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply, are eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship.  Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he or she will not be eligible to participate.

Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship.  Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children.  Please visit the Union Plus website at for more information about other scholarship opportunities.

I encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship Program.  Please make the Founders’ Scholarship opportunity known to your members and urge them to apply.


Application: C:\Users\IBEW\Documents\Scholarship Application.pdf

Due to the closing of 300 North Restaurant closing, tonight’s Southern Unit meeting will be canceled. We are in the process of finding a new location and will resume with the regular schedule meeting next month. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In the absence of the Southern Unit, we still have the Metro Unit which will take place on January 18th at 6:00 pm in the Union Hall and the Island Unit which will take place on January 19th at 5:00 pm at the Chelos Restaurant in East Providence.

This year we are happy to announce the 1st Annual Local 2323 Riding Club toy drive. Please donate a new unwrapped toy for all ages. Please keep in mind infants (0-2) and teens (13-17). Those age groups tend to be left out.

Pick up of all donations will be December 16, 2016.

There will be collection boxes at The Union Hall, The Local Garages and 234 Washington St.

Questions or if you need toys picked up please contact: Mike Enos (401)301-9656 or Adam Florio (508)272-8400

Verizon will be hosting informational meetings for retired members who are moving into Medicare Advantage Plans.  Please see the timeline below and also the attached PDF files for locations.

There will be 1 meeting held in Rhode Island, and may more spread throughout multiple states that retirees reside.  Should you no longer live in Rhode Island please see Retiree Live Meeting Locations for the meeting closest to you.   Should you have any questions retirees should contact the union office (401)946-2323.

Retiree Live Meeting Locations with Maps 10.26.16

Retiree Teleconferences 10.26.16

The meeting for Rhode Island based retirees will be held Friday November 11, 2016

Wannamoisett Country Club
96 Hoyt Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916

September 26

Call center opens
Retiree website goes live (

Verizon Advantage Guides mail (from Verizon)
Week of September 26

Pre-Enrollment packets provided to committees
September 27 and 29

HCBC Training
September 30

Recorded online presentation (brainshark) goes live on retiree website
September 30

Recorded teleconference becomes available
October 3 and 4

Pre-Enrollment packet mails (from UHC)
October 10 – November 18

Live retiree meetings
October 18 – December 1

Week of October 17

Provider education materials provided to committees
November 4

Provider education materials mail (from UHC)
November 7 – November 18

Annual Enrollment
Week of November 7

Post-Enrollment guides provided to committees
Week of December 12

ID Cards Mail (from UHC)
Week of December 19


If you are interested in organizing in your place of work and would like additional information please contact us.

You many have a lot of questions and uncertainty about forming a Union, and you may even be afraid.

We hope to provide you with the best information possible to make that decision as easy as possible. Your right to join a Union is a federally protected under the NLRB.

Any inquiries are totally confidential and your indentity will be protected.

Please contact:

Steve Murphy
Business Manager

Eddie Blackburn
Business Agent


It is with deep sadness Local 2323 has learned the passing of Elaine Thibeault. She was a former member of local 2323 who worked at the AT&T relay center in Providence before its closure.

She is also the beloved mother of union members Anthony & William Thibeault. The link for her arrangements is below.