The Spring 2018 term of Labor Guild School begins Monday, March 12
There will be eight different courses, including:
Building Effective Coalitions
BURNING ISSUES: What Workers are Facing in 2018
Advanced Stewards Training
Running a Strategic Campaign
Advanced Communication Skills to Resolve Conflict, and more!
Register now to reserve a spot!
Last semester was the biggest Fall Term class in recent memory. If you want to join us this spring, please register as soon as you can. You can also give us a call and register by phone at (781) 340-7887. Walk-ins are welcome!
The 2018 Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament is fast approaching. This annual event is the largest fundraiser we have to benefit the IBEW Local 2222 Benevolent Fund. This years tournament will be held on Friday, May 11th at the William Devine Golf Course, Franklin Park, Dorchester. Sign-in 7:00 – 7:30 am. A foursome is $500 or $125 for individual golfers. The tournament includes a round of golf, a gift, and a scrumptious buffet lunch.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Please call the Union Office 617-929-6000 with any questions. Thanks!
Please join Veterans and their caregivers for a special Veterans’ Healthcare Town Hall, Book Party, and discussion of the book The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare.
Join the book’s author, Suzanne Gordon, who will discuss her book, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for change, as it relates to Veterans’ Healthcare.
The event will take place:
Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dilboy VFW, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
For more information please contact Dan Luker 781-727-6566
Click Here to order the book.
RALLY – RALLY – RALLY
On Monday, February 26th, thousands of working people across Massachusetts will join a national day of action as we speak out for good, union jobs. The Working People’s Day of Action coincides with the Supreme Court hearings on the Janus vs. AFSCME case. That case is part of a well-funded campaign by the wealthy special interests to divide us from our co-workers and to limit the power in numbers we have together in a union.
Join with local labor and community leaders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, MA Attorney General Maura Healey, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to send a clear message that America needs good union jobs!
Click Here for a flyer
NACTEL, the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning, will be holding a series of Virtual Open Houses to learn about online degree programs at Pace University.
NACTEL is a unique partnership of industry employers and unions working with quality educators to create and sponsor online education programs that meet the needs of current and future telecommunications professionals. NACTEL courses are eligible for the Verizon Tuition Assistance Program.
For more information and to register please Click Here.
On January 1, 2018, Verizon will be changing from MetLife to Sedgewick for the administration of all short-term disability claims.
Here’s what will happen:
For current and new claims filed through December 31, 2017:
- Continue to work with MetLife
- Claims will automatically be transferred to Sedgewick
- If you have an open claim, Sedgewick will send you a letter in December confirming the transfer of your claim and outlining any additional actions you might need to take.
For claims beginning January 1, 2017:
- Initiate disability claims with Sedgewick
- Use the existing phone number to file a claim 800-638-4228
- Use the new fax number for supporting disability documents 859-264-4384
- Information about Sedgwick will be posted on the About You section of the Eweb
- Requirements for initiating disability claims remain the same
We will provide more information as it becomes available, and will add the Sedwick paperwork to our website before January 1st.
IBEW Local 2222 has two scholarships available through the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. These scholarships are available to active employees who have High School Seniors planning to attend college. The applications need to be submitted no later than December 15, 2017.
The students need to make their guidance counselor/scholarship counselor aware that they are applying for the scholarship.
A test will be given on February 7, 2018 in their school during the first period of the morning. The test is on the Massachusetts Labor Movement. A study guide is available for download by clicking here.
Please call Donna Berry at the 2222 offices to be sure the application is verified. Donna can be reached at 617-929-6010.