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.

We ask that our members living in Rhode Island please take the time to vote in tomorrow’s primary.

Please take a moment to consider the following candidates who have been endorsed by the Rhode Island AFL-CIO


District 3 (Providence) – Rep. Thomas Palangio
District 5 (Providence) – Rep. John DeSimone
District 9 (Providence) – Rep. Anastasia Williams
District 11 (Providence) – Rep. Grace Diaz
District 21 (Warwick) – Rep. Eileen Naughton
District 27 (W. Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) – Rep. Patricia Serpa
District 34 (Narragansett, S. Kingstown) – Rep. Teresa Tanzi
District 35 (S. Kingstown) – Rep. Kathleen Fogarty
District 52 (Cumberland) – Mr. Alex Marszalkowski
District 54 (N. Providence) – Rep. William O’Brien
District 60 (Pawtucket) – Rep. David Coughlin
District 64 (E. Providence) – Mr. Helder Cunha
District 67 (Barrington, Warren) – Rep. Jan Malik


District 2 (Providence) – Sen. Juan Pichardo
District 6 (Providence) – Sen. Harold Metts
District 7 (Providence. Providence) – Sen. Frank Ciccone
District 8 (Pawtucket) – Sen. James Doyle
District 16 (Central Falls, Pawtucket) – Sen. Elizabeth Crowley
District 17 (Lincoln, N. Providence, N. Smithfield) – Mr. Dennis Lavallee

Sisters & Brothers,

The following is a list of upcoming events put together to increase solidarity among our members and their families.

IBEW Local 2323 Annual Golf Tournament
In memory of our Brother Bobby Harnett
When: Oct 16, 2016 10:00am shot gun start
Where: Swansea Country Club
$125 per golfer / Oct 7 sign up deadline

Halloween Trunk or Treat Party
The local will be holding a Halloween party for our members and their families. Games, treats & food will be provided
When: Oct 22, 2016 5:00pm
Where: Union office

Annual Thanksgiving Feed A Family
Please join us for our Thanksgiving basket event.
When: Nov 20, 2016 8:00am
Where: Union office

IBEW Local 2323 Christmas Party
When: December 17, 2016 6:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Twin River Casino
Price: TBD