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Sisters and Brothers in need

Please click on the link below to view a request from Presendent Ed Hill for assistance for our fellow Brothers and Sisters who are on currently on strike with Fairpoint communications.


Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) List of Eligible Expenses

The link below will show the list of eligible expenses for the HRA debit card.  This is the same list you can view at the Verizon Benefits page.

List of Eligible Expenses

Sale of Verizon to Frontier

The rumors of a sale have been out there for months now and if you have been listening to what Lowell McAdams has been saying for quite some time, it is official we have been sold to Frontier. Unfortunately, Verizon was not the first to officially notify us of the sale, it was Frontier.  On February 5th, Frontier Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Cecilia McKenney, along with Frontier Senior Vice President Labor Relations, Bob Costagliola, IBEW Telecommunication Director, Martha Pultar, I/O Telecommunications Representative, Robert Prunn, and I were on a conference call where it was explained that the sale was official. During that call Mrs. McKenney explained that Frontier will acquire Verizon’s wireline operations that provide services to residential, commercial and wholesale customers in Florida, Texas and California for $10.54 billion in cash.  Mrs. Mc Kenney stated Frontier expects the sale to pass all regulatory approval necessary and that the sale will close within the first half of 2016. Upon completion of the sale, Frontier will honor our Collective Bargaining Agreement that is in effect until July 22, 2017. In addition, it was explained that the pension fund will be 100% funded at the time of the sale and that Frontier will retain the rights for the FiOS brand for 5 years as of the sale date. 

While the sale is going through the regulatory process our local, along with the assistance from the International Office of IBEW, will be staying on top of the progress to ensure we will be prepared to present any and all legal challenges that may be necessary to protect our members.  

While it is entirely too early to determine what this will mean for our members, one thing is perfectly clear, over the last few years Verizon has proven that their primary focus is with Verizon Wireless and that they are not interested in building out the FiOS network or retaining the wireline customers in this market. While this is an unsettling time of uncertainty, please understand that we will present any and all questions that our members may have, to Verizon Labor and provide the response as soon as possible. We will keep you informed of any new information as it becomes available.

January General Meeting date change

The General meeting which was scheduled for Friday January 2, 2015 has been moved to Friday January 9, 2015. We hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.

2014 4th QTR ISP/Surplus Announcement

The Union has been notified of an ISP/Surplus in multiple classifications. Please click on the link below to view all classifications/locations declared surplus.

 2014 4th Qtr Surplus



The below timeline outlines important dates

November 5, 2014          ISP Election period opens
November 18, 2014        ISP Election period closes
December 6, 2014          Last Day Active for surplus volunteers

NACTEL Fall Promotion

Please click the link below to view information on Fall classes being offered and also information regarding a "virtual open house" that will be conducted on September 16th.


2014 3rd Quarter ISP/Surplus Announcement

The Union was notified today of a Surplus/ISP offering in several classifications within Verizon of Florida.  All classifications have been deemed a Voluntary surplus.  Please click the link below to view the classifications/locations declared surplus.

The below timeline outlines important dates:

August 13, 2014           Employee Notification - Packages mailed to employees
August 20, 2014           ISP Election period opens
September 2, 2014       ISP Election period closes
September 20, 2014     Last Day Active for accepted surplus volunteers



National Group Protection - Supplemental Benefit Plans / Open Enrollment

IBEW Local 824 is pleased to announce the 3rd Open Enrollment for Supplemental Insurance to all of its' members.  These voluntary benefits were designed to enhance and compliment your existing employer’s benefit package.  The Local has made available several benefits to help members protect their financial well-being.

  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Whole Life Insurance

This program is only available to active members of IBEW Local 824.  You will need your membership number to access the enrollment system (A postcard from NGP was mailed to your home last week and your IBEW membership number is on this card).  Premiums will be conveniently collected via monthly bank draft so please reference a check to determine your Account and Routing Number.

Please click the link below for information and to enroll:

The Online ID is your ibew membership number (located on the postcard you received, highlighted in gold)
Password - ibew

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS FROM AUGUST 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST.

NGP OPEN ENROLLMENT 2014

If you have any questions regarding the open enrollment, please contact National Group Protection at (800) 344-9016.



Central Labor Council - Labor Day Picnic

The West Central Florida Central Labor Council will have the Labor Day Picnic at Lupton's Boggy Bottom Ranch on Monday, September 1, 2014.  

Admission is free to the event but tickets for food/drink are $12 per person at the event.

Local 824 has purchased tickets for any member/family member that would like to attend at no charge.  If you would like to attend, please contact Michelle Agne at the Union Hall.

To view/print/post flier for the picnic in your work locations, please click the link below:

2014 CLC Labor Day Picnic

July General Meeting

As a reminder, the General Meeting was moved from Friday, July 4 to Friday, July 11th.  This meeting date change was approved by the 5th District Vice-President and read on the floor of the General Meeting after it was approved.

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