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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.

Century Link Update

Century Link members- A letter recently was sent to all Locals nationally that represent Century Link members to reestablish Labor/Management committees to address both national and local issues.

Local 827 and Verizon Information Update

The Local is working with Verizon on the recommitment to the Double Wood Project. This project was a huge success in the past and we look forward to reenergizing it. No one does this work better, safer and efficiently as our members.

Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts

As the news comes out of Texas regarding the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the impending damage that Hurricane Irma is sure to cause in Florida, we hope all our members will rise to the occasion to help in any way possible. Many local efforts are taking place within our communities. The IBEW is also accepting donations to the Unity Fund. Please see the attached flyer for complete details. You may direct your contribution to the Hurricane relief efforts.

2017 Labor Day Events

Labor Day is a week from today, which means Election Day is right around the corner – 71 days to be exact. While we are already working hard towards a victory on November 7th, we hope that everyone is able to enjoy a bit of rest and family time this weekend. Whatever your plans may be, we want to thank you for all the work you do to build stronger unions and communities. These may be challenging times, but our shared middle class values will continue to drive us forward.


Verizon will be mailing out letters to members who have unused/remaining balances on their HRA card. This is money from 2011/2012 bargaining which was given to members on a debit card to pay for IRS approved expenses.  

This is USE IT OR LOSE IT by 12/31/17


VCS TIPP Information

The Company’s results have been finalized using the performance criteria described in the Technician’s Incentive Pay Plan for the period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.
The amount of the award for each currently active technician who was on the payroll on or before January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 is as follows:
Location Payout Woodbridge $182 (Full)
Fort Lee $566 (Full)
Technicians will see the payout in their August 25, 2017 pay check.

Verizon Employees General Wage Increase Information

Eligible Verizon employees covered by East collective bargaining agreements will receive a general wage increase (GWI).
Key Dates:
*    June 18 - Effective date of the GWI.  The GWI amount of 2.50 percent will be applied to all steps on the wage schedule
*    June 30 - GWI reflected in Verizon paychecks for eligible employees.

A4158 NJ Call Center jobs Act update!

A4158  “New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act” was voted out of the Assembly Labor Committee today.

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