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IBEW Local 824 helping out those who protect our freedom!!

 Brothers & Sisters,

The IBEW Local 824 Women’s Committee, EWMC & Young Workers are partnering to take donations for our troops that are deployed in Iraq.

If you would like to donate, please give your donations to your steward or bring them by the hall no later than the 3/2/18 General Meeting.

Please click on the link below for a flyer with more information on what is allowed.

Donation Flyer

Brother Wilson "Will" Parks Celebration of Life

 Brothers & Sisters,

On December 26th, 2017 Wilson "Will" Parks passed away leaving all of us overwhelmed with grief and struggling to understand why. Will meant so much to this membership and this is truly a tragic loss for our membership. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.

 A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 11:00 A.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1104 Cason Street, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 A.M. Expressions of condolence at

Obituary for Mr. Wilson Edward Parks

Wilson "Will" Edward Parks, 51, of Plant City, Florida, born on February 20, 1966 in Dade City, entered into eternal rest on December 26, 2017. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Four Arrows Hunting Club. He was a technician with Verizon/ Frontier for 30 years. He loved his family, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ginger Peacock Parks; sons, Dylan Parks and Gage Parks (fiancé, Katlyn Joyner) of Brandon; parents, Woodrow and Sandra Parks of Winter Haven; mother-in-law, Sandra Peacock Snapp (Hubert) of Plant City; siblings, Cindy Daniels (Charlie) of Auburndale, Sandy Glenn of Lakeland, and Cindi Dean (James) of Lake Alfred; brother-in-law, Garett Peacock (Terri), and sister-in-law, Gina Smith; uncle, Mike Hicks (Barbara) of Palatka; nieces, Charity Judino (Brian), Deanna Marcum (Vernon), Heather Rael (Cody), and McKenzie Peacock; nephews, John Cauley (Stacey), Philip Daniels (Juan), Timothy Lamb (Kay), Chris Melanson (Trula), David Lamb (Jessica), Cameron Peacock, and Colton Warren; best friends, Darren Norris (Karen) of Plant City, Paul Sgro (Amber) of Orlando, Jerry Miller (Renee) of Plant City, and Everette Wyatt (Janet) of Lithia; Verizon/Frontier family; and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews, and many other family and friends.

Frontier 4th quarter voluntary ISP offering

The Union was notified yesterday of a Surplus/ISP offering in multiple classifications within Frontier of Florida. We are aware of multiple errors with dates, locations, etc. and have reached out to HR to provide the correct information. If you have any questions about these errors, please ask your Manager to reach out to local HR to help you recieve the correct documents. Please click the link below to view the classifications/locations declared surplus. This is a VOLUNTARY ISP!!

* This is an enhanced offer!!!


The timline below outlines important dates:

December 15, 2017 - Employee mailed/emailed packages.
December 15, 2017 - Election period opens.
December 28, 2017 - Election period closes.
December 31, 2017 - Last Day active for accepted surplus volunteers.

Holiday gift baskets for Christmas

 Brothers & Sisters,

Once again IBEW local 824 members are working to put together our Christmas gift baskets to be given out to those in need.  I'd like to say thank you to all of those who helped make this possible. Merry Christmas everyone!!

IBEW Local 824 members volunteering in Bradenton


Local IBEW members volunteer time to repaint inside of Joseph Storehouse in Bradenton

NOVEMBER 18, 2017 09:12 PM


Help Brother Jon Sendoya Fight Cancer

 Brothers & Sisters,

Jon Sendoya has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  He has been receiving chemotherapy treatments since last summer.  A recent pet scan has revealed that the cancer is still present, which will inevitably require more chemotherapy coupled with a bone marrow blood treatment procedure.  This new treatment plan will no doubt be a long and arduous one.

Jon's attitude throughout this ordeal has been nothing but positive, however, even with insurance, Jon's medical bills have been putting a strain on his finances.  He has recently begun selling some of his personal properties just to pay his monthly expenses.  This is where you can help.

ANY AMOUNT DONATED WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.  NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL.  Donations will directly help Jon with his bills, and any further money collected will be donated to cancer research.  

Please click on the Donate Now link below to help Jon and his family.

Thanks for your help.

IBEW Local 824 cares about those in need during the upcoming holidays.

 Brothers & Sisters,

 We are donating 25 care baskets for Thanksgiving and 25 care baskets for Christmas.

Please contact the hall if you know of someone in need and we also need volunteers to help distribute the baskets. 

2018 Frontier Benefit Enrollent

 Brothers & Sisters:

As you are aware, enrollent for Frontier benefits is now open for us to make any changes or verify your dependents. Please be aware there are changes to the non-negotiated EPO plan. Please make sure that you go into the Frontier Benefits Center website to check/verify your selections.

One of the changes is that the EPO plan will now have a deductible in 2018.  Please clink on the link below to see a plan comparison.

EPO / PPO Plan comparisons

IBEW Reach out and Engage Next-gen Electrical Workers (RENEW) Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk

 Brothers & Sisters:

Please join IBEW Locals 824 & 915 at the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Tampa event on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Event will be held at:  AMALIE ARENA

                                    401 Channelside Dr

                                   Tampa, FL.

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Walk: 9:00 a.m.

Please clink on the link below to access the Making Strides against Breast Cancer. On the website please click on the October 28th, 2017 event. You will then need to manually search for the

IBEW RENEW team to join this event. Our Team leader is Laquan Ford. You can also make donations to the Team by simply clicking on the Donate box. 


 Brothers & Sisters:

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, EWMC Chapters across the United States and Canada, will participate in a Nationwide Day of Service to honor our military.


EWMC Tampa Chapter will be at the National-Joseph Storehouse at 1027 9th St. West, Bradenton, FL "Painting Day"
To support the EWMC Tampa Chapter, as a volunteer or sponsor, contact Day of Service Coordinator: Melissa Braswell 813-375-2965 or email her at:  blu822 [at] msn [dot] com with ATTN: Day of Service. 
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