The IBEW System Council T-6 announces that a four year extension has been ratified by the Members of IBEW Locals 2222, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, and 2325. 96% voted in favor of the Agreement.
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire in August of 2019. This new agreement will now extend our contract till August 5th 2023.
This new agreement will see our wages accrue to an 11.2% increase during the four year extension. Pension bands will also increase a total of 3% during the length of this agreement. Our benefits will continue to be among the best in the Telecom Industry. These benefits will protect jobs and give this membership security for themselves and their families until 2023. This new extension was a direct result of the steadfastness of IBEW SCT-6 Members during the 2016 Strike of Verizon. Verizon believed that they could break the Union in 2016 by cancelling Health Care Benefits of our families. This action did not sway this membership, it angered them.
In the end, Verizon did not achieve its goal of fracturing the Union. Instead, we achieved a fair contract that protected Members and their families. And now, after spending 7 weeks holding the line in 2016, the result is 7 years of Contract protections.
In sum, this 4 year extension is a direct result of you, the Members, showing great resolve and a willingness to fight for your future in 2016.
Verizon will continue to make money and Union Members will continue to be able to care for their families. It is a two-way street. If it becomes a one-way street again in 2023 we know what we need to do. When we fight. We WIN!!!
Thank you for your support.
IBEW Local 2325