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The IBEW System Council T6 has reached a tentative agreement with Verizon to extend the current contract until 2026.  Please see the summary and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for complete details.

The agreement is subject to membership ratification.  Local 2321 will hold informational meetings to discuss the details of the new agreement on Wednesday, July 13 at 6PM at the American Legion Post in Middleton at 69 River St; and at 6:30 PM on Thursday, July 14 at the US Bunting Club, 449 Boylston St., in Lowell.

Members will be able to vote in person at both meetings.  Local 2321 will also conduct electronic voting for those who are unable to attend one of the meetings.  Please contact the union hall at 978-683-2321, or via email at infoibew2321@gmail.com, to make sure we have your current personal email address so you can vote electronically.  A secure link will be emailed to you to access the electronic ballot. Electronic voting is expected to begin on Friday, July 15 and run through Monday, July 18.

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you at one of the meetings.  If you can’t attend I encourage you to take advantage of the electronic voting opportunity to ensure your voice is heard.

In Solidarity,
Craig Fields
Business Manager

The IBEW and CWA in New England, New York, and Mid-Atlantic have reached an agreement in principle with Verizon to extend the current contract until 2026, subject to review of the final MOU and ratification by the membership. Details will be forthcoming, however, the new agreement will include provisions for Work at Home. A meeting will be scheduled to review full details of the new agreement with all 2321 members and voting will commence once arrangements are made.

The tape is down, please check here on the website or on social media for any updates until it is fixed.

Thank you for understanding.

When IBEW Local 2321 member Janet Blanchard was brutally attacked earlier this year, friends and co-workers held their breath waiting to see if she would survive.  In the aftermath, an outpouring of support and generosity came from the community of Haverhill, where Janet lives, as well IBEW members from locals across New England. 

Local 2322, which represents members from Southeastern Massachusetts, had already donated a large sum to the golf tournament Janet’s family and friends organized, but Executive Board member and Chief Steward Chris Desjardins thought they could offer more. 

In an incredible act of solidarity and compassion, Chris built custom cornhole boards, emblazoned with the 2322 name and IBEW logo, to raffle at the local’s cornhole tournament this past Sunday.  All proceeds will go to support Janet’s recovery.  The boards also have “JB” and “2321” on the upper left corner of the boards with the image of a rose.

Thank you to Chris Desjardins, members of the Local 2322 Executive Board, and Business Manager Eric Hetrick, for their kindness and generosity.  The “old phone company” spirit is clearly still alive and well.

Last night, IBEW Local 2321 made national news when the Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign announced that they have recognized Local 2321 as the exclusive bargaining representative for the Field Organizers of the Pete for America campaign.  Local 2321 will have jurisdiction anywhere in the United States where workers in that job title are employed.  

The Field Organizers had been working for months to try to unionize, but after phone meetings with Local 2321 officers and IBEW International Organization staff, a union authorization card drive yielded a majority support within just days.  

The Pete for America campaign quickly voiced their support for the workers’ right to unionize and agreed to voluntarily recognize Local 2321 as their chosen representative. 

We look forward to working with the organizers and the campaign to help these workers earn a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement. 

Congratulations to the hard-working organizers of the Pete for America campaign, and welcome to the IBEW.