logo contest

The Union is holding a contest for our memmbers to create a new logo for use on our Union shirts. The winning entry will win a $100.00 VISA gift card.

Entries can be submitted via email IBEW2323@verizon.net or dropped off / mailed to the Union office: 22 Amflex Drive, Cranston RI 02921

Deadline for entries is Aug 19th, 2014
Winner will be selected at the Aug 20, 2014 Metro meeting.

2014 Scholarship
May 30, 2014

To All IBEW Local 2323 members:

IBEW Local 2323 is pleased to announce the renewal of our annual scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 per year for sons & daughters active dues paying members. In order for you to understand the for eligibility and selection of the scholarship for 2014. the Executive Board of the Local has drawn up the following guidelines.


1.) The applicant shall be the natural or legally adopted child up to the age of 25 of an active dues paying member in good standing of Local 2323 for six months at the time of this application or a retired dues paying member in good standing of Local 2323.

2.) Graduate of any public, private, or parochial high school or the equivalent who plan to attend a school of higher education.

3.) Acceptance at an accredited college or school of higher education.

4.) Verification of union membership of Local 2323 of a parent and address of employment, if applicable.

5.) The deadline for applications will be the executive board meeting June 26, 2014.

Committee Rules

1.) The scholarship Committee appointed by the President of the Executive Board.

2.) The winner will be selected at the union meeting in July 2014.

3.) There will be three names drawn.
(a) The first name drawn will be the winner of the 2014 Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00
(b) The second name drawn will be the 1st runner-up
(c) The third name drawn will be the 2nd runner-up

4.) The scholarship will not be confined to academic programs, but will be granted to students planning on post-graduate or vocational studies.

5.)Should the winner of the scholarship transfer to another college or school of higher education during the term of the scholarship, the scholarship committee must be notified and will review if the scholarship should continue.

6.) The award will be paid to the parent of the $1000.00 scholarship recipient upon proof of receipt or proof of payment to the institution of higher learning for the past semester not to exceed $1000.00

7.)The scholarship for 2014 will be terminated when the recipient:
(a) has received a total of $1000.00 from the Scholarship fund.
(b) has completed the course of study for an undergraduate degree or post graduate degree.

8.) It is expected that the scholarship program will continue indefinitely, however, conditions may require changes or modifications. The right to modify or terminate the program, in whole or in part is reserved by the committee. In the event such changes, scholarships in effect will continue for their duration.

If you wish to make an application, fill out the attached application form and submit it to:

IBEW Local 2323
2014 Scholarship
22 Amflex Drive, Cranston RI 02921

or fax the application to (401) 946-2323 where they will be reviewed.

Fraternally yous,

Dan Musard
IBEW Local 2323

Verizon in accordance with Article G25 of our collective bargaining agreement, has notified the Union of a surplus in New England. EIPP offers will be distributed to the affected employees by June 2, 2014. 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 (June 16, 2014). The final date of employment in this case for those accepted volunteers will be June 28, 2014.

Surplus declaration for IBEW Local 2323 are as follows –

    Central Office Technician – 3 total

MCO – 234 Washington St, Providence RI
Dir: Nelson Rodriguez

    Outside Plant Technician – 5 total

Smithfield – 3
Tower Hill – 1
Warwick – 1
Dir: Paul Mcmanus

    Splice Service Technician – 18 total

Newport – 3
Smithfield – 6
Tower Hill -2
Warwick – 7
Dir: Paul Mcmanus

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Date:Sunday June 8th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Fenner Hill Golf Club
Best Ball / Shotgun Event
Cost: $125.00
BBQ Chicken & Ribs Immeditately Following

Call: Ray Silvestri 401-413-8937


With a heavy heart we report the passing of beloved Union members Ron Dickinson & Kat Geary’s son Austin Dickinson. Ron is a beloved Union member and steward working in the Tower Hill Garage. Kat is also a longtime Union member working in Smithfield. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron & Kat at this most difficult time. Details for services are listed below.

DICKINSON, AUSTIN TYLER 18 of Narrow Lane Charlestown, RI died unexpectedly on Monday April 14, 2014 at his home. Born Jacksonville, North Carolina on April 25, 1995, he was the beloved son of Ronald A. Dickinson and Tammy (Randell) Dickinson. Austin was a senior at Chariho High School in Richmond. Austin enjoyed music, walking, camping, swimming and loved being around people. Besides his parents he will be sadly missed by his stepmother; Kat Geary and stepfather; Oscar Imbrogno. He also leaves his grandparents; Ronald A. Dickinson Sr. of Richmond, RI, Richard Randell of Hope Valley and Margaret Marques of Greene, RI, and his great grandmother Elizabeth Baton of Hope Valley, RI. He also leaves many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 4-8 PM at the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St., Hope Valley, RI. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in White Brook Cemetery, Wyoming, RI. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Austin’s memory to; made payable to Chariho Student Activity; Attn: Jennifer Dunkins; Director of Special Education, 455A Switch Road, Wood River Junction, RI 02894. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=austin-dickinson&pid=170681273#sthash.OmdWdJMd.dpuf


DILORENZO, RICHARD P. 59, passed away Monday morning unexpectedly in his family’s Athens, ME camp. Richard was the beloved husband and best friend of Ellen F. (Curtin/Marsella) DiLorenzo for twenty five years; and father to Shane R. DiLorenzo of Cranston; and to Jennifer L. Marsella, formerly of Phoenix, AZ and currently of Providence, RI. Other family members Richard leaves behind are his mother, Vincenza (Palmaccio) DiLorenzo of Cranston; brother Joseph DiLorenzo, MD and his late wife, Kathleen Moffitt, PhD, of Saunderstown; and sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Donald Borrelli; brothers-in-law William A. Curtin and John E. Curtin. Richard grew up in Cranston and many of his fondest memories were of being surrounded by his friends and family. He graduated Cranston High School West and went on to RI Trade Shops. Richard loved spending time with his uncle, doing repair work at his garage, Johnny D’s on Cranston Street. He also worked at Central Nurseries on and off throughout the years. His next job took him to New England Telephone in 1983. Richard retired from Verizon in 2010. Currently, he was co-owner and building manager of West Bay Medical Associates II. Richard and Ellen enjoyed turning their house into a home, and raising Jennifer and Shane. They enjoyed the times they spent together visiting the woods of Maine, as well as the Loudon, NH NASCAR racetrack. In the early 1990s, the family began visiting the northwest region of Maine, and fell in love with the landscape and fun activities such as snowmobiling and ATVing, nights around the campfires, laughing with friends and building their small retirement Shangri la. This was their “home away from home”. In May 2013, Richard and Shane both graduated from MTTI with certifications in motorcycle and small engine repair. Richard was a proud parent of both Jennifer and Shane. Jennifer returned to RI to finally complete her BA at RIC in May 2009. He loved having his family all together, whether just eating a meal, watching football, or attending hockey games. It didn’t matter as long as they were together. “We got to do the things we wanted to do.” His funeral will be held from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS are Friday 5-8 p.m. Visit Nardolillo.com for online condolences. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=richard-dilorenzo&pid=170473970&fhid=23092#sthash.exx5APYz.dpuf

Brother Jason Spencer, from the Apponaug Garage is leading a team for a head shaving fundraiser aimed at curing childhood cancer. On Tues March 25th, 2014 5:00pm-10:00pm @ Whiskey Republic. Any member wishing to join Jason’s team in this effort or to donate please click the link below.


Jason Spencer

It is with great sadness Local 2323 report’s the passing of long time member Tony Alves, he was a beloved member for over 45 years. Tony is also the father of Robert & David Alves, both current IBEW Local 2323 members. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Alves Family.

ALVES, ANTHONY L. 84 of Howland Avenue, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Haggstrom) Alves. He was born in Bristol, a son of the late Antonio and Mariana (Amaral) Alves. Mr. Alves was a Communications Technician for New England Telephone and was a 45 year member of I.B.E.W. 2323. He played Senior League Softball as a pitcher for many years and also represented Rhode Island in the Senior Olympics for softball. He was an avid fisherman. He leaves three sons, Steven A. Alves of Warren, David E. Alves and his wife Estel of East Providence and Robert P. Alves and his wife Connie of Riverside and three grandchildren, David, Elisha and Robert. He was the brother of the late Edward Alves. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-alves&pid=170142392&fhid=28489#sthash.mL7o1CwN.dpuf

The Local Union office is experiencing telephone difficulties. We are in the process of having the problem fixed. If you have any difficulty in reaching the Union office please see your steward they have alternate ways to reach the office staff on your behalf. Thank you for your patience.