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IBEW TCC-2 2018 Verizon Proxy Recommendations

1Election of Directors
ArchambeauCEO MetricStreamAgainst
M. BertoliniCEO AetnaAgainst
R. CarrionCEO Popular, Inc.Against
M. HealyFmr. Group President Proctor & GambleAgainst
M. F. KeethFmr. EVP Royal Dutch ShellAgainst
L. McAdamCEO Verizon Communication, Inc.Against
C. Otis, Jr.Fmr. CEO Darden RestaurantsAgainst
R. SlaterPartner, Squire Patton Boggs LLPAgainst
K. TesijaFmr. EVP Target Corp.Against
G. WassonFmr. CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Against
G. WeaverFmr. CEO Deloitte & Touche LLP Against
2Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting FirmFor
3Advisory Vote to Approve Executive CompensationAgainst
4Special Shareholder Meeting
Allows investors to accelerate change at a company, without the need to wait for the next annual meeting to restructure a Board of Directors or make other changes.
5Lobbying Activities Report
We believe in full disclosure of Verizon Communication Inc.’s direct and indirect lobbying activities and expenditures.
6Independent Chair
When the CEO serves as Chairman, this arrangement may hinder the ability of the Board to monitor the CEO’s performance and to provide the CEO with objective feedback and guidance.
7Report on Cyber Security and Data Privacy
We believe it is advisable for the Board to explore integrating cyber security and data privacy metrics into executive compensation.
8Executive Compensation Clawback Policy
Recent high profile payouts underscore the need for a stronger Executive Compensation Clawback Policy. At companies like Verizon, where the vast majority of senior executive compensation is tied to financial performance, we believe incentives not to take undue risks to boost short-term profitability are appropriate.
9Nonqualified Savings Plan Earnings
Above market earnings on non-qualified accounts are not performance-based and thus do nothing to align management incentives with long-term shareholder interests. In addition, gross disparities between retirement benefits offered to senior executives and other employees risk potential moral problems and risk to corporate reputation.



Join Us for Workers Memorial Day on Friday, April 27th

wmd_poster_hands_red_blue_version3_1_red_e71e25More than four decades ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved lives.

But our work is not done. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injury or illness because of their jobs. Workplace fatalities are on the rise again.
After years of struggle, we won new rules to protect workers from deadly silica dust and beryllium, a stronger coal dust standard for miners and stronger anti-retaliation protections for workers who report job injuries. 

All of these hard-won gains are now threatened. The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on regulations. The president has ordered that for every new protection, two existing safeguards must be removed. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have overturned worker safety rules issued by the Obama administration. Protections against beryllium and coal dust have been targeted for weakening. Agency budgets and enforcement programs are on the chopping block. The safety and health of workers and the public are in danger.

We must fight back. We cannot and will not let them turn back the clock and destroy the progress we have made to make jobs safer and save lives.

On Friday April 27, 2018, the unions of Massachusetts will observe Workers Memorial Day. Please join us On April 27th at 12:00 PM in front of the Massachusetts State House to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to stand united against the attacks on workers’ rights and protections. We will demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests and demand good jobs that are safe and healthy, and pay fair wages. We will defend the right of every worker to a safe job and fight until that promise is fulfilled. 

2018 Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament

2018 O'Shea
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 call the Union Office 617-929-6000 with any questions.  Thanks!

IBEW 2222 Committee On Political Education – C.O.P.E.

Our Goal Is 100% Participation In C.O.P.E.

The primary function of the Local 2222 Committee On Political Education (C.O.P.E.) is to elect men and women who aggressively work for pro-worker legislation.

The public leaders we elect to office make decisions that affect our lives. These lawmakers shape the laws that govern us, the taxes we pay and the services our government provides. By taking a lead role in federal, state, municipal and local elections, collectively, the labor movement can elect more pro-union candidates and subsequently create a more pro-worker political climate in the Commonwealth.

Not one dime of your dues money is used for political purposes.  All political monies come from donations to our C.O.P.E. Committee through voluntary payroll deductions. If you are not currently, please consider supporting Local 2222 C.O.P.E. – Your job may very well depend on it.  If you are already supporting, THANK YOU, and please consider increasing your donation.

Please CLICK HERE for a C.O.P.E. payroll deduction card.  A few bucks a week is a small price to pay.

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