The New England Work and Family Committee has sent out a new survey to get ideas for new programs that would be popular with Verizon employees.  The survey was sent out via company email.  

The committee already offers programs that reimburse expenses for dependent care, summer camp, wellness programs and gym memberships, elder-care, and after-school activities fees. These programs are funded through union-negotiated terms with Verizon, and are there to help with life expenses.  

Please take time to participate in the survey so we can offer even more new and different programs that appeal to more members.  When you participate in the survey you are also enrolled in a chance to win a new Apple Watch.  Please take some time and offer your thoughts so New England Work and Family can do more for you.

We have received some requests from members about ordering sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. using our Local number.

Merchandise with IBEW Local 2321 logo and/or number may only be ordered through the vendor we are using and with designs that we have authorized.

Here is the information for the vendor we are using; Members can contact Ed directly – he will be able to advise which artwork is the approved artwork:

Ed King
800-745-4031 X269

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program is in its 65th year. Through the program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­The Massachusetts AFL-CIO administers half a million dollars of scholarship awards on behalf of unions and labor councils throughout the state. Individual awards range from $500 to $16,000.

Key Dates for 2022-2023

  • December 16, 2022: Last day to register. All applications must be received by 5pm to be eligible to take the scholarship exam.
  • February 6, 2023-February 10, 2023: Scholarship exam is administered at high schools across Massachusetts. Schools will administer the exam online within the timeframe provided. Students must check with their exam proctor for testing time and location.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must be a senior in high school and take the Labor History Exam. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people organizing for justice in the United States. 

The Labor History Exam is administered once per year, and awardees are determined by the Scholarship Committee of the MA AFL-CIO. The Scholarship Committee consists of current and retired union members. 

All Massachusetts high school seniors are eligible to compete for certain awards. Additionally, students with a family or personal union affiliation are eligible for awards given by their family’s specific local union or central labor council. About 2,000 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship.

For links to key dates, application & eligibility, registration, study guide, study tools, FAQ’s please visit

If you have additional questions, please call the hall 978-683-2321. 

When: Wednesday October 12, 2022 11AM – 3PM
Where: Lenzi’s, 810 Merrimack Ave, Dracut, MA 01826
Cost: $30.00 per person

RSVP by October 7, 2022 to Steve Sousa 978-337-2051

Guest Speakers

  • Craig Fields
  • Representative from United Health Care

Verizon has declared a surplus under Article G25 of the contract.

The company will offer to employees in surplus job titles and locations the provisions of the Special Incentive, which includes a $50,000 bonus to provisions of the Enhanced Income Protection Plan to qualified volunteers.

The list of job titles and locations affected under this offer are as follows:

  • 5 Special Assistants in Lowell under the Director Erin Stead
  • 1 Special Assistant in Lowell under Karen Ratigan.
  • 1 Administrative Assistant in Dracut under Shawn Marie Akinuli
  • 1 Administrative Assistant in Lowell under Erin Stead
  • 1 Administrative Assistant in Lowell under Karen Ratigan

Affected employees will have from August 23rd to September 6th to volunteer to accept the Special Incentive and for those accepted their last day on payroll will be September 24th, with an off-property date of September 25th.

Affected employees will receive the package in the mail. If you do not receive a package and believe that you should have, please speak with your supervisor or call the union hall.