A new book highlighting the role of veterans in the labor movement
About the Authors:
Suzanne Gordon is Senior Policy Analyst at the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute and the author of many books, most recently, Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans.
Steve Early is a freelance journalist, labor organizer, lawyer, and the author of, most recently, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Nation, among others.
Opening Remarks by: Matt McLaughlin, Iraq war veteran and Somerville City Council President
Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 7:00pm
Event Location: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140
Steve Raymond from Scarborough Alliance will be offering a virtual retirement seminar on Tuesday, August 23 at 6 PM. The seminar is offered at no cost, and there is no obligation. To register, please Click Here.
The Labor Guild School of Labor-Management Relations Fall Term begins Monday, September 12th
For over five generations, The Labor Guild School of Labor-Management Relations has been providing members of the labor movement with relevant, top-notch, and practitioner-led education. Courses range in content, providing knowledge and skills for building just, ethical workplaces in Massachusetts and beyond. Instructors are experts in a wide range of fields, coming from the ranks of labor lawyers, union officers, arbitrators, and more.
This term, you will have the option of In-Person or Virtual classes. Each class meets on the same day of the week for five weeks from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The Virtual classes will be held via Zoom on Mondays, 9/12 – 10/17, or on Wednesdays, 9/14 10/12.
The In-Person classes will be held on Tuesdays, 9/13 – 10/11, at The Labor Guild, 66 Brooks Dr, Braintree.
For more information, a list of course offerings, and to register, please CLICK HERE.
Classes are $50/class. IBEW Local 2222 will reimburse our members upon successful completion.
Executive Board Meeting – 1:00 PM at local 2222 offices.
C.O.P.E. Meeting – 5:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall.
At this month’s meeting, we will be discussing the endorsement of COPE Recording Secretary, Matty Lyons. Matty is running for District 4 City Council in Quincy.
Question 1 and Question 4 on the ballot in November will also be discussed.
Our good friend and Union Brother, State Senator Paul Feeney, is running for re-election. His district has been updated to include Canton and we will need your help spreading the word. Brother Feeney is a staunch supporter of Organized labor and a strong voice for us in the State House.
Monthly General Meeting – 6:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall
Please stay informed and make every effort to attend.
In addition to our ongoing Member Discounts, IBEW Local 2222 is excited to offer our members the Working Advantage Discount Program, your one-stop shop for exclusive and convenient savings on the products, services, and experiences you know and love.
It’s cost-free and easy to enroll. Just visit www.workingadvantage.com/ and use the company code IBEWPERKS to begin receiving discounts on:
Theme Parks – Including Six Flags, Disney World, Universal, Sea World, Hershey Park, Sesame Place, and more
Movie Tickets – Including AMC, Regal, Showcase, and more
IBEW 2222 Business Manager & T-6 Chairman, Myles Calvey, is pleased to announce that the members have overwhelmingly ratified the contract extension with Verizon. IBEW NJ and CWA members have also ratified their agreements. The agreements will extend our contracts through August 1, 2026.
Thank you to all who participated in this process.
Team Kate, an annual bike ride held in honor of Kate Smith, whose wish was to travel to Walt Disney World in Florida after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease in 1995, is raising money for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits and encourages the belief in the impossible.
For 25 years, Team Kate has granted a life-changing wish each year for a wish child in our community! In 2021, we granted Fin’s Hawaiian Adventure wish. Greeted at his door by a limo, Fin rode to the airport in style. Hawaii had a different sort of greeting for him—three vibrantly-colored parrots—who quickly emulated his bright smile and laughter. Fin and his family enjoyed several days at the oceanfront Sheraton Waikiki, taking plenty of time to relax on the beach and go on adventures around the island.
A wish begins with hope. And hope begins with you.
Together, we can grant more wishes. Click HERE to support Team Kate’s 2022 Ride