It is with Deepest Regrets We Announce the Death of former Business Manager Ronald MacDougal

MacDougall_Ronald_PhotoAround the corner I have a friend,

In this great city that has no end;

Yet days go by, and weeks rush on,

And before I know it, a year is gone,

And I never see my old friend’s face,

For life is a swift and terrible race.

He knows I like him just as well

As in the days when I rang his bell

And he rang mine. We were younger then,

And now we are busy, tired men:

Tired with playing a foolish game,

Tired with trying to make a name.

“Tomorrow,” I say, “I will call on Jim,

Just to show that I’m thinking of him.”

But tomorrow comes–and tomorrow goes,

And the distances between us grows and grows.

Around the corner!–yet miles away . . .

“Here’s a telegram, sir . . .” 

 “Jim died today.”

And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end:

Around the corner, a vanished friend.

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of retired Business Manager of IBEW Local 2222, Ronald J. MacDougall.

Every member of this local has benefited from the tireless work and dedication that Ron gave to the local through his many years of service.  We will be forever grateful for his service and dedication to the members of the local.

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Please click here for the funeral arrangements and obituary.


Please take a minute to support workers trying to organize

Brothers and Sisters,

Recently, direct care staff at the ARC of South Norfolk voted to unionize with AFSCME Council 93. Unfortunately, management has fought them every step of the way; from hiring a union buster to appealing every decision from the NLRB, management has refused to sit down and negotiate with staff.

This week, direct care staff are hosting a call-in campaign and ending the week with a march on the boss asking to negotiate. They need your support. Please make a phone call today! Please click here for a phone script (or email if you prefer) with contact information for the CEO and VP.

Stewards Meeting Rescheduled

Please Note – In order for our stewards to be with their families over the Thanksgiving Holiday, the November stewards meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 19th at the union office.

The North stewards meeting will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, November 20th.

Congratulations Senator Feeney sizeThank you to all who participated in the campaign for IBEW 2222 member & Chief Steward Paul Feeney, who was successful in his re-election bid for the Massachusetts State Senate.  Senator Feeney will continue to be a strong voice and advocate for all.

Congratulations Senator Feeney, and thanks for all you do!!!

MA AFL-CIO Scholarship

It’s scholarship application time for Local 2222 members with high school seniors.

IBEW 2222 has 2 scholarships available to high school seniors of our members.  These scholarships are awarded through the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

Scholarship applicants will be required to take a Labor History Exam. The exam will be administered at the student’s school, during the 1st period, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

To qualify for an award the following steps need to be taken:

  • Register online at  The MA AFL-CIO will be accepting applications Monday, November 5, 2018 through Friday, December 14, 2018.  No registrations will be accepted after December 14th.
  • Notify Donna Berry at IBEW 2222 by calling 617-929-6010
  • Download the study packet to prepare for the exam.  Study guides will be available on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 
  • Notify your school guidance counselor that you will be taking the exam on February 6, 2019. The exam is given the first period of the day.  If school is cancelled that day, the exam will be given the next day school is in session.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Donna Berry at 617-929-6010.

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