Local 2222’s Next Union Meetings Are Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Meeting Reminder –
  All regular monthly union meetings for IBEW Local 2222 will be held on the 1st Wednesday of 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.

Verizon Members – New England Work & Family Committee

The New England Work and Family is a joint committee comprised of Union and Company representatives and supported by funds obtained through contract negotiations with each Collective Bargaining Agreement. The New England Work and Family Committee is committed to providing resources to our members to help you live a healthy, fulfilling life. Some of the current programs and promotions include:


Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor – Tracking and controlling your blood pressure is an essential part of staying healthy. The Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as pulse with a single button. An irregular heartbeat sensor alerts you to any issues. The large, inverted, backlit LCD display with oversized numbers makes reading measurements the easiest and the adjustable cuff comfortably fits almost all arm sizes. It’s compatible with two users, storing up to 60 measurements for each. The kit includes a durable carrying case, 4 AAA batteries and a wall plug.


Summer Camp Reimbursement – The IBEW/Verizon New England Work & Family Committee summer camp reimbursement program runs June 18th and August 26th, 2023. The IBEW/Verizon NE Work and Family summer camp program provides funding to enrich members’ school-aged children’s summer experiences. 

If your application is accepted, you may be reimbursed for up to $500.00 per your dependent’s summer camp expenses. Reimbursement covers the costs for overnight summer camps and summer day camp programs. This enables your dependents to enjoy the outdoors, or participate in an athletic camp during the summer.  Please note: All Summer Camp reimbursements received from this program are taxable.


Health & Wellness Reimbursement – The New England Work and Family Committee recognize that your health is important.  Regular exercise and weight management have been shown to improve fitness, reduce stress, and fight obesity, however, memberships can be expensive to purchase.  The New England Work & Family Committee wants to help you by reimbursing eligible employees for gym memberships or weight management, exercise equipment, and mindfulness and stress management programs such as massage, and acupuncture, up to $500.00 from January-June 2023.  Please note: All Health and Wellness reimbursements received from this program are taxable.  All applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2023.


For applications or more information on these and other programs please visit www.NewEnglandWorkAndFamily.com


2222 Brother Needs Our Help


Please help us support the family of our Union Brother Jim Karos. Jim was unfortunately diagnosed with liver cancer in October and has a tough fight ahead of him. Our goal is to ease the financial burden on his wife Claire and his daughters as they care for Jim.

Please CLICK HERE to donate – Thank You!

Our Organizing Drive at the State House Moves Forward With Filing of Legislation

IBEW 2222 has been working to organize the legislative staff at the Massachusetts State House. Presently, legislative staff are not included in the list of public employees permitted to unionize under the Massachusetts Labor Relations Act, though employees in the executive and judicial branches are.

The staff reached out to us in 2019 to discuss the possibility of forming a union. We continued working with them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and shortly after the State House reopened last year, we reached a strong majority of Senate staff who signed cards wishing to join the MA State House Employee Union @BeaconHillUnion, represented by IBEW 2222. We then began collecting cards from House staff, and continue to work toward a majority in that chamber. 

Yesterday, Senator John Keenan @SenJohnFKeenan and Representative Patrick Kearney @RepKearney filed bills to extend collective bargaining rights to MA legislative staff. This marks a critical step in our organizing effort. The legislation, An Act to collective bargaining rights for legislative employees, simply provides the legislative staff the same right as every other worker in the Commonwealth, the right to decide for themselves whether or not they would like to organize.

Special thanks to our cosponsors as well:

H.3069 Sponsor & Cosponsors - As of May 15, 2023
NameDistrict / Address
Patrick Joseph Kearney4th Plymouth - Lead Sponsor
Kevin J. Holland, IBEW Local 2222 AFL-CIO159 Burgin Parkway, 3rd Floor, Quincy, MA 02169
Rebecca L. RauschNorfolk, Worcester and Middlesex
Samantha Montaño15th Suffolk
David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf17th Worcester
Alyson M. Sullivan-Almeida7th Plymouth
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester
Erika Uyterhoeven27th Middlesex
Rodney M. Elliott16th Middlesex
Christopher Richard Flanagan1st Barnstable
David F. DeCoste5th Plymouth
James K. Hawkins2nd Bristol
Marc R. PachecoThird Bristol and Plymouth
James C. Arena-DeRosa8th Middlesex
Margaret R. Scarsdale1st Middlesex
Russell E. Holmes6th Suffolk
Mike Connolly26th Middlesex
S.2014 Sponsor & Cosponsors - As of May 15, 2023
John F. KeenanNorfolk and Plymouth - Lead Sponsor
Michael D. BradySecond Plymouth and Norfolk
Anne M. GobiWorcester and Hampshire
Walter F. TimiltyNorfolk, Plymouth and Bristol
Michael O. MooreSecond Worcester
Rebecca L. RauschNorfolk, Worcester and Middlesex
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester
Paul R. FeeneyBristol and Norfolk
Paul W. MarkBerkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire
Patrick M. O'ConnorFirst Plymouth and Norfolk
Marc R. PachecoThird Bristol and Plymouth


We look forward to working with all elected officials and organized labor to ensure this legislation becomes law.

Below is the press release announcing the filing. 

Press Release Union Bill File - Final 1
Press Release Union Bill File - Final 2

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