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Essex County CLC Scholarship

this is open to any family member of Local 827

2018 Election Endorsements by AFLCIO

Please see the attached 

Attention Vz Retirees in the Verizon Medicare Advantage Plan

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will be issuing reimbursements directly to retirees who have had at least one prescription drug administered by a health care provider which is classified as a Medicare Part B service, such as an injectable. Members may have improperly paid out of pocket for these services.

Things you need to know:


  • 2017-2018:                     claims will be paid at 100%, no deductible, no coinsurance
  • 2019-going forward:     claims will be paid at 100% only if billed with an office co-pay, If claim is not billed with office visit, coinsurance will apply

Reimbursement for out of pocket costs will be made to the member as follows:

  • 2017 claims- checks will be issued in 2018
  • 2018 claims- checks will be issued in 2019

NJ Governor signs unemployment bill into law!

IBEW Local 827 is proud to announce that today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law bill A-3861/S-1046.  This new law will provide unemployment insurance payments, after a 30 day waiting period, to union members that are out of work as a result of a labor dispute with their employer.  This law is the strongest in the nation and New Jersey is one of only three states to offer this protection for its unionized workers.

VCS TIPP Information Jan-June 2018

please see the attached letter from Verizon for the VCS TIPP information

Verizon Bargaining Update! 4 Year Contract Extension Details!

Local 827 is pleased to announce the extension of the 2016 contract. The new 2018 MOU provides for a 4 year contract extension which will take the current contract out through Aug 5, 2023.

We are pleased to see that our relationship with Verizon has improved greatly since our historic 2016 strike of 49 days.  This contract provides an 11.2% raise compounded over the term of the extension. With this extension we continue the good paying, middle class jobs that we have fought to preserve. A statewide stewards meeting will be held on July 31, 2018 with ratification meetings to be held in each unit. All dates for ratification meetings will be posted to the web, as well as the mailings to member’s homes next week. Please attend any ratification meeting for a full explanation of the contract extension.

Bargaining Update

CWA, IBEW and Verizon  have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023.  The company and the unions are documenting the understanding in signed contracts and expect to have that completed this week, at which time we will communicate further details.  

The contracts will be subject to ratification by union members.  We will keep you posted.


Bargaining Update

As you already know, CWAIBEWand  Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019.   We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few additional days after the holiday.  Meetings are expected to resume in the middle of next week. 

We will provide additional updates as appropriate.

Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday.



As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now.

However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.

This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago.  We will keep you posted on further developments.

In Solidarity,

Bob Speer President/Business Manager

Attention Verizon Medicare Eligible members and dependants!!


ATTENTION- Verizon Medicare Eligible members and dependents

There are some valuable programs available to you as a Verizon Medicare Advantage participant.

Participation in these programs can lead to better health and Member participation also helps out at the bargaining table.

You may receive Free gift cards to Target, Home Depot, Amazon and other retailers for participation in House Calls and for getting your yearly exam. Here is some highlights:

  • House Calls is a great supplement to your relationship with your doctor. Information gathered by the Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant or Physician will be sent to your doctor.
  • Silver Sneakers is a FREE Gym membership to one of hundreds of gyms and locations (i.e.: NY Sports Club, SNAP Fitness, LA Fitness, Planet Fitness, Gold’s gym and many more).
  • HiHealth Innovations is a great resource to make your hearing aid benefit dollars go farther.
  • NurseLine provides registered nurses to help answer questions 24/7, providing you with peace of mind and valuable information when you need it.
  • Solutions for Caregivers is a valuable resource for you or anyone you know who may be caring for a family member or neighbor

Call United Healthcare Member Services 877-211-6548 for more info on any of these programs

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