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Safety First

No job is so important and no service so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely.

Safety 1stIt has come to the Union’s attention that some managers are encouraging technicians to work with customers at the customer’s home or business location to pull cable/wire. Absolutely unequivocally, no technician should be working with a customer.

We don’t have workers-compensation for customers, nor are you covered if the customer is injured.

If any manager is encouraging you to work with a customer, please contact your steward or call the Union office at 617-929-6000 to stop this practice.

Also, we still have members using vehicles that have not been properly cleaned. If you swap from your regular vehicle to another vehicle please make sure someone is aware. Notify your steward or call the Union office. If members are moving from vehicle to vehicle they should be in a safe condition.

Verizon has also announced its intention to return soon to performing work in customer premises. While we understand the company has to transition back towards “normal business”, if you are assigned a job where you feel unsafe, notify your manager immediately, and call your steward or the Union office if you have any problems.

 

Monthly Meeting Canceled / COPE Meeting via Conference Call

meeting-cancelledDue to the Covid-19 Pandemic, both the Morning Informational Meeting
&
Monthly Union Meeting
scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd
have been canceled.

 

Please Note – The COPE MEETING WILL BE HELD as scheduled via conference call on
Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30 PM. All members are welcome to join.
For the Call-in number & Access Code please call the Union Office.

Please call the Union office if you have any questions. Stay Safe – Hang Tough!

Emergency Backup Care Reimbursement

Effective Saturday, May 16, 2020, Bright Horizons will no longer be the administrator for the Emergency Backup Care Reimbursement program.  This program provides reimbursement of up to $15 per hour, $100 per day, for backup care for dependent children, elder family members, adults with special needs, or other household members when there is a temporary breakdown in normal care arrangements, to allow employees to report to work.

Please CLICK HERE to read the program guidelines.
Please CLICK HERE to read the program FAQ.

To request a reimbursement you must be on a device connected to the VZ network.
Please CLICK HERE to request reimbursement.

Urge Your State Elected Officials to Support Vote by Mail

buttonDuring these unprecedented times, it is imperative that everyone has the opportunity to have their vote counted. IBEW 2222’s own, Senator Paul Feeney, has introduced a bill to ensure An Act for safe, healthy and inclusive elections.

We are asking all members in Massachusetts to please call your State Senator and ask them to support bill SB.2936, as well as your State Representative and ask them to support bill HB.5066.

If you are unsure who your elected officials are, please CLICK HERE to search.

Please call 617-722-2000 and ask to be transferred to your State Senator’s office and then your State Representative’s office and ask them to support SB.2936 & HB.5066.

COVID-19 Agreements with Verizon Extended

The IBEW and Verizon have reached agreements to extend earlier COVID-19 agreements which protect our members, while at the same time maintaining our network and providing service to our customers. The following agreements have been extended:

 

We will continue to keep you updated as things change.  Please call the Union office with any questions or problems at 617-929-6000. HANG TOUGH!

Our Adopted Charities Need Our Help

We at IBEW Local 2222 are blessed to be working through these unprecedented times.
Please consider making a donation to one or both of these worthy charities.

Thank you for your contribution and be well.

Housing Families has continued serving over 200 families and children a week in our programs throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We are now seeing a drastic increase in the number of new families and community members struggling to meet basic needs. With resources becoming scarcer by the day, these families are at high risk of homelessness. They need our support now.

Housing Families created The HFI Family Fund to support community members harmed by the COVID-19 epidemic.

The HFI Family Fund provides flexible, direct assistance to families in need. The fund’s priorities during this time are to ensure that vulnerable families are able to meet essential needs and have access to financial assistance paying critical obligations such as utilities and rent; groceries, particularly food and disinfecting supplies; therapeutic outlets during this stressful time; academic and enrichment activities; and information and resources regarding the pandemic.

If there is one thing that this crisis has demonstrated, it is that we are all in this together. The well-being of one depends on the well-being of all.  You can make a donation by CLICKING HERE. Thank You!

 

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bread of life logoThe mission of Bread of life is to strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support, and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

Please, take a moment to donate whatever you can to help Bread of Life care for the neediest among us. You can make a donation by CLICKING HERE.  Thank You!

Local 2222 in partnership with Pisa Pizza of Malden, providing box lunches for Bread of Life.
Thank You, and please donate.

 

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Verizon Employees – You can double your charitable donation by registering to have it matched by the company.

Please CLICK HERE to register for a VZ matching donation

2020 VZ Shareholder Proxies

Please take the time and exercise your right to vote the Verizon 2020 Proxy.  Voting can be done by mail or online.  All ballots must be received by Monday, May 4, 2020.

Inked2020 VZ Proxy_LI

IBEW 2222 recommends our members vote as follows:

Item 1 – Vote AGAINST all board members
Item 2 – Vote AGAINST executive compensation
Item 3 – Vote FOR ratification of auditor
Item 4 – Vote FOR
Item 5 – Vote FOR
Item 6 – Vote FOR
Item 7 – Vote FOR
Item 8 – Vote FOR

 

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