As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August 2019, a little less than 15 months from now.
However, IBEW, CWA, and Verizon are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.
This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago. We will keep you posted on further developments.
Please note the dates for each program
Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund:
All current participants must have a completed application submitted to the New England Work & Family office by May 30th to prevent a lapse in benefits.
All applications must be postmarked no later than June 30th to be considered for reimbursement.
The program runs June 25th – September 1st. Members are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $300 per child for the time period indicated above. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 30th to be eligible for reimbursement.
For applications or more information on any of these programs please visit the
Verizon New England Work & Family website.
IBEW 2222 Business Manager & T-6 Chairman Myles Calvey
A rally was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Phillips Lighting Plant in Fall River to support the 160 IBEW members who will lose their jobs when Philips Lighting closes their Fall River facility and moves production to Mexico and Canada.
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and U.S. Representatives Joseph Kennedy and Bill Keating were among those who attended the rally and called on the company to reconsider their decision. “You don’t get to walk away with millions in tax breaks and then turn around and spit in the face of your workers,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said to the crowd.
IBEW Local 2222 Business Manager & System Council T-6 Chairman Myles Calvey reminded the crowd that our votes have consequences, and reminded the union members present that we need to support politicians who support organized labor.
Congressman Joe Kennedy
Congressman Bill Keating
Thank You to all who helped make the 2018 Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament a successful event. This annual event is the largest fundraiser we have to benefit the Local 2222 Benevolent Fund, which is used in part to support charities our members are involved with. The tournament was held once again at the William Devine – Franklin Park Golf Course in Dorchester.
The winning foursome was:
Longest drive winner was:
Closest to the pin winner was:
Congratulations & Thank You once again to all the golfers and sponsors on another successful tournament!
See you next year!
At the May 1988 union meeting, Myles Calvey was nominated for the first time for Business Manager of IBEW Local 2222, and elected shortly thereafter. He has served us unwaveringly for the next 30 years, and we have been blessed by his leadership.
The following members have been nominated, and elected, as the Officers and Executive Board of IBEW 2222:
|Business Manager / Financial Secretary ||Myles Calvey
|Vice President / Executive Board Chairman||Kevin Holland
|Recording Secretary||Steve Lyons
|Motor Vehicle/House Services/Supply||Bob Keating
|AT&T/Lucent/Any other company holding an agreement with 2222||John Soderland
|Construction - Line||John Colleran
|Accounting/Traffic/Plant Clerical/FA/CSA/RCMAC/Graphics||Janelle Quinn
|Sales||Julio De La Cruz