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VZ Special EIPP Update

Verizon and the Union have reached an agreement regarding the oversubscription with the latest surplus. All volunteers, including oversubscriptions, have been accepted for this offer. The last day worked will be this Friday, December 1, 2023. Congratulations on your retirement!

You must use your EWD days prior to leaving or you will lose them.

Annual Holiday Drive for Our Adopted Charities

Housing Families is working to end family homelessness by providing safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing, so families can remain together. 

Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul, striving to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy, and the isolated.

IBEW Local 2222 supports these charities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. We will once again be collecting gift cards to donate to Housing Families and Bread of Life. Gift cards can be given to your steward, dropped off at the Union office, or you can call us at 617-929-6000 to arrange a time for us to pick them up. 

If you would prefer, you can also donate to the IBEW 2222 Benevolent Fund via Venmo or PayPal, or donate cash, and we will purchase and deliver the gift cards.

Suggested Gift Cards:

Vanilla Visa
Best Buy
Game Stop
X-Box Live
Uber Eats / Door Dash
Stop & Shop
Market Basket




All donations must be received by Friday, December 15th.

Thank you for your support!



Additionally, there will be collections of food, clothing, and personal items for Bread of Life.

JellyHeavy socksDunkin gift cards $5
Mayonnaise (small jars or tubes)T-shirtsToothpaste
Granola, Nutrigrain, KIND bars, etc. (soft)Hooded sweatshirtsToothbrushes
Peanut butter-filled crackersSweatpantsShampoo
Cheese-filled crackersGlovesLotion
Trail mix packsLaundry Detergent
Fruit cupsBath Towels
Juice boxes, individual sizeHeavy Blankets
Cans or pouches of stewThermoses (2-cup capacity)
Noodle soup (dry / packets)
Cereal bowls (individual size)


Donations of food, clothing, and personal items can be dropped off at the following locations through December 8th:

IBEW 2222 - 159 Thomas Burgin Pkwy, 3rd Fl, Quincy
51 Bedford St, Burlington (VHO6)
1070 Hancock St, Quincy (Quincy CO)
41 Belvedere St, Boston (Backbay CO)
6 Bowdion Sq, Boston
7 Elm St, Malden (Malden CO)
787 Washington St, Newton (Newton CO)
210 Bent St, Cambridge (Cambridge CO)




EIPP/Retirement Planning Webinar for VZ Members

These Financial Advisors have been recommended by members and retirees

The Volunteer Period for the current Special EIPP Offer has been extended to November 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM


Scarborough Alliance:

Margaret Pierce, New England Regional Manager for Scarborough Alliance, will be available to meet with all IBEW T-6 local members starting this weekend, Sunday, November 12th through next Sunday, November 19th, day and evening hours, at the IBEW Local 2222 office: 159 Thomas E. Burgin Pkwy, 3rd floor, Quincy, MA 02169.

To schedule a meeting in person or by phone, please contact Margaret at or 508-415-9200.

The IBEW Local Unions Savings and Security Plan is a qualified defined contribution plan established in 1975 for IBEW members. The plan is overseen by the IBEW Trustees and offers members a qualified plan to roll over their Verizon Pension and Fidelity 401(K) assets. The investments and managed account options offered in the plan are overseen by the IBEW trustees. Scarborough Alliance is the only financial services firm that administers and acts in a fiduciary capacity under the plan for IBEW members.

CLICK HERE to learn more about The IBEW Local Unions Savings and Security Plan.

CLICK HERE to view a recorded webinar Margaret gave this week covering the Special Incentive EIPP offer and Scarborough Alliance for IBEW Members.



Raymond Wealth Management:

Raymond Wealth Management is hosting a retirement planning webinar at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2023. 
Steve Raymond, Founder, will address some common questions that retirees face including your pension options, the Special EIPP and other benefits. In addition to Steve’s experience working with Verizon retirees, his firm offers cost-effective investment solutions on an award-winning wealth management platform, recently named ‘Best in the Industry’ by Barrons and the Money Management Institute. We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM

Click HERE to register

Steve Raymond has been helping labor unions and their members navigate the financial markets for nearly 25 years. For more than a decade, Steve has been helping Verizon IBEW members across New England retire with confidence. Steve has experience with Verizon EIPP offers, the Verizon Pension plan (including the monthly deadlines and the required paperwork), your 401k, and other retiree benefits. As an independent fiduciary advisor, Steve has access to retirement solutions to suit the unique circumstances of most any investor. During the webinar, we’ll explore common challenges facing retirees. We’ll discuss issues like social security, lump sum pensions versus annuity payments, and the importance of keeping an eye on investment fees! Attendees will have the ability to ask questions and get the answers you need. Visit us on the web at
Joan K, Norton Associates:

Investment Advisor Representative, Tracy Talbot will be scheduling in-person, one-on-one meetings with Verizon employees considering retirement.

Serving clients since 1987, Joan K. Norton Associates has proudly worked with Verizon Local 2222 members, their families, and their friends. Tracy has worked extensively with EIPP offers, Verizon pension plan paperwork, and 401(k)’s. As a fiduciary, Tracy puts the needs of clients first and foremost above all else –as it should be.

Retirement is a very personal and important decision –for you and your family. We believe it’s imperative to take the time to sit down and discuss all aspects of the decision. It’s not only about finances, but about expectations, the quality of your retirement, and plans for your future.

You’ve worked hard to get here. Let us help you get the rest of the way home.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Bolvin Wealth Management:
Gina Bolvin Bernaduci, from Bolvin Wealth Management Group, will be hosting live webinars for those considering the Special Incentive EIPP or those wanting to learn more about retirement planning. To register please email Karen at or call 617-348-2884



VZ Special EIPP Volunteer Period Extended

Due to delays with mail delivery of the current Special EIPP packages to members’ homes, the volunteer period for surplus Verizon employees will be extended from November 14, 2023, @ 11:59 PM, to Sunday, November 19, 2023, @ 11:59 PM. The off-payroll date will remain the same, December 3, 2023.

Please call the union office if you have any questions 617-929-6000.

2222 Member Needs Our Help

Sandro Bruni, 21, son of IBEW 2222 member & steward Anthony Bruni (SST Braintree Garage), was headed back to his senior year of college at Ohio Wesleyan this past September. Nobody would have predicted that within weeks, this dynamic, healthy wrestler would be diagnosed with cancer and unable to walk. Because of this life-altering health crisis, Sandro and his family need prayers, support, and love.
They’ll also need financial help to get through this unexpected and devastating medical crisis that’s just beginning. Sandro had an aggressive and malignant tumor removed from his upper spinal cord. He now faces months (and potentially years) of treatment, including acute rehabilitation and cancer therapy. (You can read more about Sandro’s story below.)
Sandro’s family needs immediate financial help for expenses not covered by insurance, such as:
  • Wheelchair-accessible housing once Sandro is discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in early December, 2023. (There is hope that Sandro’s legs will regain function, but there is no certainty or timeline).
  • Medical and adaptive equipment, and potential modifications to the home.
  • Transportation to and from outpatient appointments, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, cancer treatments, physical and occupational therapy, and others.
  • Personal care assistance beyond what the family can provide.
  • Ongoing treatment—including travel and housing costs for Sandro and his family, if he’s lucky enough to become part of a clinical trial in a city far from home.
Sandro is a fighter, and his family is doing everything they can to make sure he can emerge from these challenging circumstances strong and healthy.
Please help if you can. No amount is too small (or too big).

The Ed Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarships – Through the MA AFL-CIO

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program awards financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­IBEW Local 2222 is proud to offer the Ed Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarships, two $1,500 scholarships, available to the children or grandchildren of current 2222 members.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must be a senior in high school and take the Labor History Exam. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people organizing for justice in the United States.

Key Dates for 2023-2024

  • December 22, 2023: Last day to register. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. to be eligible to take the scholarship exam. 
  • February 5, 2024-February 9, 2024: The scholarship exam is administered at high schools across Massachusetts. Schools will administer the exam online within the timeframe provided. Students must check with their exam proctor for testing time and location.


For more information, to register for the exam, and to download a study guide PLEASE CLICK HERE

2222 members please call Donna Berry in the Union Office at 617-929-6010 to verify eligibility.


Local 2222’s Next Union Meetings Are Wednesday, December 6, 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.  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.

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