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:


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 for online condolences. – See more at:

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:

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.

IBEW Local 2323 is please to announce Pathway to a College Degree program start on Monday, March 10th 2014 at 6pm.

The first class offered will be Workplace Psychology. Any member who has not already signed up but is interested in attending please contact the Union office.

IBEW Local 2323 will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner in Honor of Joe Stravinky

When: Sunday March 16, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Where: Ibew Local 2323 Union Hall – 22 Amflex Drive, Cranston RI 02920

Tickets: $20 Adults / $5 Children – Contact Ray Silvestri 401-413-8937

There will be games and entertainment for the kids.