Local 827 News


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 

Rate Counsel Challenges Agreement Between BPU and Verizon New Jersey

By Tom Johnson
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:45:10 GM

Telecom giant says it can deliver high-speed Internet access over wireless and DSL, but rate counsel insists original deal called for fiber everywhere


Reminder: June 30 deadline approaching for ACCLS Health/Wellness Reimbursement

It's not too late to send in for your Health/Wellness reimbursement through the ACCLS. 

You can get up to $100.00! 

Avaya Background Check Incentive Plan

Avaya members that volunteered and were selected to participate in the background check incentive plan should receive their money in the late May or June time frame. Any member who does not receive their check should contact their steward.  

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