Local 827 News

2016 General Wage Increase and Ratification Bonus

2016 Ratification Bonus and General Wage Increase (GWI) for Eligible Employees

Eligible employees covered by East collective bargaining agreements will receive a ratification bonus and a general wage increase (GWI).

Key Dates:  

  • June 19 – Effective date of the GWI.  The GWI amount of 3.00 percent will be applied to all steps on the wage schedule
  • July 1 – GWI reflected in Verizon paychecks for eligible employees.
  • July 1 – Ratification bonus reflected in separate Verizon paychecks for eligible employees.

New Contract Ratified!

IBEW Local 827 members in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have overwhelmingly voted to ratify the new Verizon NJ, Comptroller and Accounting, Verizon PA and Verizon Connected Solutions contract that was negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.  The ratification votes were conducted throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania at unit membership meetings, unit offices and work locations between June 7 and June 16, 2016.  A count of the ratification votes was conducted today by unit election personnel at IBEW Local 827 headquarters under the supervision of Alternate Statewide Election Chairperson Sean Cocliff.

Your Officers and Executive Board thank our members for their unwavering support, perseverance, and unity with our CWA brothers and sisters. This was a victory for the middle class!

Contract Ratification Voting for IBEW Local 827 members working for Verizon Pennsylvania (former Local 1944 members)

Provisions for contract ratification for IBEW Local 827 members working for Verizon Pennsylvania (former Local 1944 members) has been arranged to take place at your workplaces on Monday, June 13, 2016. Additionally, a conference call has been arranged for a summary presentation of the tentative Memorandum of Understanding at 9:00PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016PLEASE CONTACT YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Verizon Letter to Employees Regarding Benefit Reinstatement

see attached

Welcome Back Members at Verizon

WELCOME BACK MEMBERS AT VERIZON!

Medical and Prescription Coverage

Medical benefits are effective today, June 1, 2016 although they may not show as activated for up to 10 day. If you are in need of medical services, you may have to pay for those services and then submit for reimbursement. 

Prescription benefits are also effective today June 1, 2016 and will update more quickly, normally within 3 days. You may pay be required to pay out of pocket and then return to the pharmacy to be reimbursed directly within 14 days.

If you have an urgent need for medical coverage please notify Paula Small, Benefits coordinator paula.m.small@verizon.com  or your Chief Steward.

Contract Ratification Dates

See attached for meeting locations, times and dates.  If you are working an out of hour tour, you may vote at your Unit office the same day as your meeting from 9am to 4 pm.

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