Local 827 News

Bargaining survey extended

TouchText survey has been extended until Friday May 22.

Stop Deregulation of Telecom in NJ

Stop Deregulation of Telecom in New Jersey

 

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

We want to alert you to an urgent matter pending before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU” or the “Board”) regarding telecommunication oversight:  In the Matter of the Board’s Investigations Regarding the Reclassification of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) Services as Competitive - Phase II, Docket No. TX11090570.  The BPU and the telecommunication industry are attempting to quietly and quickly implement a proposal which would eliminate some of the few remaining consumer protections for local phone service.  These actions will immediately harm our membership and the public.  

 

The BPU initiated proceedings in 2011 to determine whether longstanding consumer protections of certain services provided by telecoms should be eliminated.  Formally, the telecoms requested that services of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (“ILEC”) be reclassified as “competitive.” This stipulation would immediately deregulate residential service, single line business, installation charges and directory assistance. It also keeps service quality requirements for only 3 years with a reassessment for perhaps another two, but is unclear what happens once the deregulation occurs. Without formally making a decision, the BPU has instead rubberstamped an agreement without any public notice or comment.  

 

The telecommunication industry tried and failed to convince New Jersey legislators to pass a law eliminating these same consumer protections.  Having failed legislatively, they are now using the BPU to achieve their objectives.  We urge you click on the following linkhttp://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-the-reclassification-of-incumbent-local to sign a petition contesting this action to be delivered to the BPU. Do not access from company computer or on company time.

 

 

In Unity,

 

 

 

Robert W. Speer

President/Business Manager

IBEW Local 827

 

Van Saun Park Get Together!

A Hudson/Bergen retiree group is having a get together at Van Saun Park Section E in Paramus, NJ on Saturday May 30, 2015 12-5 pm.

Death notice Ex-President Bob Johnson

On April, 29th the Local was notified of the passing of past President Robert F. Johnson.  President Johnson served the Local as an Executive Board member from 1973 – 1975, as Vice-President from 1975 – 1985 and as President from 1985 until his retirement in 1986.  The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:

Payroll delivery

All employees that receive a paper payroll check and/or a paper paystub at your work location, please verify that your home address on file with Verizon is accurate.  Beginning with paycheck dated May 15, 2015 the company will begin delivering your paper check and/or paystub to your home address on file rather than  your work location.  Your home address must be verified and/or corrected prior to May 8, 2015 at 6 P.M..  Changes can be made at www.verizon.com/aboutyou or by contacting Verizon Global Payroll at 1-800-932-7947and following the prompts.

New EISP offer

The union was notified that various verizon organizations are being offered an eisp. The eisp will be distributed to the affected employees beginning April 21st   The volunteer period begins on April 28th    Volunteers whose applications are accepted will have a last day worked of June 13, 2015. 

PROXY RECOMMENDATIONS!

The IBEW has provided recommendations for the Verizon proxy materials you should have received. The Shareholder meeting will be held on May 7, 2015.

   

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