Local 827 News

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Verizon Surplus Announced

The Union has been informed that Verizon will be offering an EISP for members in Paul Sullivan's organization.  Eisp packages have been sent out and the volunteer period will begin on September 15, 2014.  Volunteers whose applications for EISP are accepted will have a last day worked of October 26, 2014. 

ACCLS/Bright Horizons: New Program & Happenings

The Advisor Council on Career and Life Strategies partners with Bright Horizons to offer back-up care when your regular child or adult/ elder care arrangements are unavailable.  A small cost of this back-up care is passed onto you for a rate of $2 per hour for center based child care and $4 per hour in home child care or adult/elder care.


The Company notified the Union of its intent to implement schedules across various construction groups under the Paul Sullivan organization in response to overtime and response times. Schedules will be posted by Wed for w/e 8/30/14. A follow up meeting is scheduled to discuss the results.

Avaya Offers VTP

Avaya Labor Relations has notified the Union that they plan on offering VTP (Voluntary Termination Pay) to RCAs. Affected members will be notified on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The last day to select the offer will be Tuesday August 26, 2014, confirmation of acceptance is August 27, last day on payroll is September 5, 2014. If you have any questions, please call your Steward. 

4th Annual Bobby Blanco Memorial Bike Run

Bobby Blanco was a long time Steward in the Essex Unit who tragically lost his life on his way to picket duty during the 2011 work stoppage.

This year's memorial bike run will be held on Sunday August 10.  Meet at the IBEW Local 827 office at 20 Just Road, Fairfield, NJ for 9 am registration (cars welcome). $25.00 per person and $15 per passenger. 

Run will end at Rhodes North Tavern 40 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY 10974.

Verizon and VCS Wage Increase

Effective August 3, 2014, Verizon and VCS employees will be getting a 3% wage increase. The new pay rate will be reflected in the August 15, 2014 check. Any questions, please see your Steward. 

3rd Quarter Sunday Schedule

3rd Quarter Sunday Schedule 

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