Local 2321 has canceled its monthly meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision is in line with state guidelines to promote the safety of the members of this local and our communities. All previous treasurer reports and eboard minutes from cancelled meetings will be presented at the next scheduled meeting.

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters,

Less than 2 weeks ago my cousin ,Mark “Birdman” Bertrand, died suddenly and was laid to rest. While still in disbelief , I just wanted to let you know how your actions help with the healing of this tragedy. The outpouring of support from his coworkers was overwhelming and extremely appreciated. Mark’s wife , Marybeth and his sons Joe, Daniel and Michael as well as everyone else were profoundly touched by your presence at the wake and powerful display at the Blessed
Sacrament Church. Beyond immediate family,  Mark’s death had a far-reaching impact on his community and obviously within his work family. Times such as these make me proud to say I was and always will be part of this family as well.
Mark loved being a phone guy and I have to think he would have loved this display of support. While individual thanks to all would be ideal,  unfortunately that’s not possible in today’s
environment.
Again, my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who made this possible and to all who participated. You can know that Birdman feels the same.

Neil Spencer
Ret. 2015

Attention: There is another standout for Biden this Saturday, 10/31, from 11a to 1p at Peabody Courthouse in Peabody Square.  Volunteers may donate any amount of time they wish, and t-shirts, buttons, and stickers will be available.

As of Wednesday, the T6 will sign an interim extension of the home garaging agreement until October 31st. There are still details to work out on a longer extension, primarily in NY with CWA, but we could not allow the current agreement to expire and put workers at risk. Once details of a subsequent agreement are available, we will announce them on this tape and our web and social media sites.

Verizon and the IBEW and CWA have signed an extension of the work at home agreement set to expire this Wednesday, September 30th. The new agreement will extend the same provisions of the existing agreement until January 31, 2021. The extension will allow union members to safely work from home and avoid the potential dangers of sharing a small enclosed workspace with co-workers.