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Authorization for Representation Card

Please print out this card, fill out in its entirety and return to:

IBEW Local 827

263 Ward Street

East Windsor, NJ 08520

Att: Organizing Committee

**Be advised, this card is for non-union represented employees that are interested in becoming unionized**

Dental Update for Actives and Retirees

Verizon has notified the Union that administrative issues precluded some Verizon retirees from receiving a letter regarding Benefits Renewal and the new Dental PPO for Retirees. This same administrative issue prevented the retirees from seeing the Dental PPO plan on Benefits Connection. The issue has been corrected and impacted retirees will be sent the Dental PPO plan letter next week and will be able to see the Dental PPO plan on BenefitsConnection beginning on November 22nd.

An example of this benefit change was not included in the letter, but one is provided below.  This is purely by example for an in-network provider.  Some charges may vary by geographic area :

Code D2140 Amalgam (1 surface filling) - at an In Network Provider  

OLD PLAN- Potential billed amount   $200                    Old plan paid $25.50        Member responsibility $174.

NEW PLAN- Network Negotiated rate $72                     New Plan       $25.50        Member responsibility  $ 46.80   (member savings $128.00)

NOTE:  The new Aetna Dental PPO plan has a $50 individual and $100 family deductible

Labor Victory

We would like to thank all of our members and retirees for getting the vote out and supporting labor friendly candidates. For the election results click here:


10 $1000 scholarships available 

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser hosted by Hudson Unit 1

***UPDATE--a comedian was added to the benefit*** Tickets are going fast!

Join the fun on Friday October 27, 2017 and help raise money for hurricane Maria relief for Puerto Rico. See the attached flyer for all the details!

Tickets are $40, very limited and must be paid in advance so call to get yours today...

Tom Kelly          Pat Glover       Andy Newman

201-458-2515   201-783-2307   201-230-2298



Please vote YES on ballot question #1 on Election Day. The question seeks to dedicate $125 million in aggregate to construct, upgrade and modernize public libraries.

Local governments that apply for the grants would be required to provide matching funds.  

Passage of this question is a "win-win" for our communities and for job creation. To read the question click here:

Morris County CLC First Meeting (from NJ AFL CIO)


Morris CLC Development Committee

Unite, organize, and win! This is the formula that labor has followed since its founding. With the first meeting of the Morris CLC held last night, we are proud to recognize the commitment of local unions to our roots of growing the labor movement through our solidarity.

The meeting itself was a shining example of the type of discussion that needs to take place to bring the various sectors of our labor movement closer together. By having the forum of the Morris CLC, members can communicate their respective issues to one another and in turn support each other.

We thank our many affiliates who have stepped up to build the Morris CLC from the ground up and ensure that solidarity is reflected in every corner of our state. We further congratulate all those who participated in last night’s meeting to lay the crucial framework that will ensure the success of this labor council.

These are undoubtedly challenging times for working people, but with the past as our guide, we will fight back and we will emerge stronger than ever before. As always our solidarity is what makes the difference, and we are proud of the progress we will achieve through the Morris CLC and with your continued support.


Attached is a listing of surplus declarations in PA 827. The Company intends to offer the Special EISP. Volunteers will be accepted as necessary to meet business needs.

Packages will be distributed to employees beginning today September 18, 2017. The volunteer period will begin on September 25, 2017 and end on October 24, 2017. Volunteers whose applications for the Special EISP are accepted will have an off payroll date of November 5, 2017.


Verizon has notified Local 827 that various organizations have a need to reduce force and intend to offer Special EISP. Volunteers will be accepted as necessary to meet business needs. Attached is a comprehensive listing of the surplus declarations.

The Special EISP offers will be distributed to the affected employees beginning on September 18th, 2017.  The volunteer period will begin on September 25th, 2017.  Volunteers whose applications for Special EISP are accepted will have a last day worked of November 4th, 2017.

Altice Bargaining Update

The bargaining committee will reconvene on Sept 28 to continue bargaining the first contract for our newest members.

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