Verizon Bargaining Update

As you know, IBEW and CWA have been negotiating with Verizon since May 16, 2022 to determine whether it’s possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension. 

These negotiations were planned for a limited time frame. However, we have mutually agreed to continue bargaining through this week in an attempt to reach an agreement.

We will keep you posted on further developments.

 

2 Fundraisers for 2222 Members Jimmy O’Toole & Doug MacDonald

Jimmy O’Toole, a 26-year member of IBEW Local 2222, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bone and Lung Cancer in September 2021. He has fought hard against this disease and is now at home with hospice care. Jimmy’s spirit is strong, and his attitude is impressive. Known for his smile and wit that can light up the room, Jimmy now needs our strength and support. He is married to his North Quincy HS 1991 classmate Kara and is the father of Kaycee, Karaline, Shamus, and Kate. His family is his greatest joy. 
 
His family and friends are holding a fundraiser to help alleviate their financial pressures. There are multiple ways to help:
 
  • Purchase tickets for the event “A Night for Jimmy O’Toole”, Friday, June 3, 2022, 7 pm-11 pm at IBEW Local 103, Freeport St, Dorchester. Tickets $20 available in advance from Jeff Laforest and Sean Gaudet, or at the door.
  • Make a financial donation – Checks payable to the O’Toole Family Fund can be mailed directly to Liberty Bay Credit Union, 300 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184. We also accept donations via Go Fund Me page https://gofund.me/9e9f0a0b
  • Donate a raffle item for the event – Please CLICK HERE for more information

 


 

Join TEAM DMAC with Mark Morris and the Catunes for a night filled with music, raffles, drinks, and more on Friday, June 24th at Florian Hall, 7 PM – 12 AM
 
Doug is beginning his battle against Colorectal Cancer (CRC). The fight against this horrible disease is a physical, emotional, mental, and financial battle.  
 
Let’s all come together and show Doug   ☘️ Nobody Fights Alone ☘️
 
A Night for Doug with Mark Morris & Catunes tickets are available prior to June 24th and will also be available at the door. Hope you can join us for a fun night loaded with music, raffles, drinks, and more. Tickets are $30 – Please Venmo @Doug_MC and be sure to add your name to the Venmo and how many tickets.
 

Work at Home Agreement Extended

As you know, IBEW and CWA have been negotiating with Verizon since May 16, 2022 to determine whether it’s possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension. 


The current Covid-19 work at home renewal expires on Saturday, June 4, 2022. We have mutually decided it is everyone’s best interest to extend the work at home arrangements as the contract extension discussions continue.

 

The work at home arrangements have been extended through July 16, 2022.

 

Any developments on contract negotiations will be communicated as they become available.

Click Here to read the WAH agreement.

 

Care Packages for Military

IBEW Local 2222 will be collecting items for care packages for Armed Service Members stationed overseas. Items can be dropped off at the June and July Union Meetings, or at our offices, 159 Thomas Burgin Parkway, 3rd Floor, Quincy (call first). Needed items are:

Snacks – Chips, nuts, cookies, beef jerky, non-melting candy, trail mix, all in packaging not easily crushed. Drink mixes in single-serve packets, mints, gum
Condiments – Hot sauces, etc.
Stationary – Paper, envelopes, address labels, pens (stamps are not needed).
Games – Playing cards, poker chips, crossword or puzzle books, and travel-size games.
Socks
Flip-Flops
Personal Items – 
Deodorant, sunblock, lip balm, mouth wash, toothpaste, etc. 
Magazines
Air-Fresheners – 
Charcoal bags to absorb odors.
Unscented Body Wipes – On the go Dude Wipes are great as they are individually wrapped

Thank You in advance for your support!

Local 2222’s Next Union Meetings Are Wednesday, July 6, 2022

 


Meeting Reminder –
  All regular monthly union meetings for local 2222 will be held on the 1st Wednesday each month:

 

Morning Informational Meeting – 8:30 AM via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82915746285  This virtual meeting is open to ALL members, especially those who work nights.

Executive Board Meeting – 1:00 PM at local 2222 offices.

C.O.P.E. Meeting – 5:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall.

Monthly General Meeting – 6:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall

 

Please stay informed and make every effort to attend.

Myles Calvey Elected to IBEW IEC

This week, at the 40th IBEW International Convention in Chicago, IBEW Local 2222 Business Manager, Myles Calvey, has been re-elected to serve as the IBEW 2nd District Representative on the International Executive Council. Myles was first appointed to the IEC in 2005, elected in 2006, and re-elected at the next three IBEW International Conventions. Please join us in congratulating Myles.

Also at the Convention, Mike Monahan has been re-elected to serve as the IBEW 2nd District International Vice President. Please join us in congratulating Mike.

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