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Labor Guild Winter Workshops

Please join The Labor Guild for a series of 4 workshops, where they will discuss the issues, strategies, and tactics relevant to building worker power in the 21st century.

When:   Four Mondays 5-7 pm on Jan 28th and Feb 4,11 and 25 
Where:  Teamsters’ Local 25 544 Main St, Charlestown, MA 
        – Food will be provided and there is no cost to attend.
         –Registration not required, but this will help us know how much food to provide.
 
 
 
The panels are as follows: 
January 28th – David vs. Goliath: How Unions Can Take on Corporate Power
February 4th – Fighting Sexism in the Workplace and Beyond
February 11th – Organizing Young Workers
February 25th – Wielding Social Media for the Labor Movement
 
 
Session 1 – Monday, January 28th beginning at 5:00 PM – Teamsters Local 25, Charlestown
 
David vs. Goliath: How Unions Can Take on Corporate Power 
Featuring Myles Calvey, Business Manager, IBEW Local 2222 & Rand Wilson, Chief of Staff, SEIU Local 888

Help 2222 Support our Adopted Charity – Housing Families

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IBEW supports Housing Families to help the neediest families in our area.  As you know, we do collections during the Holiday Season to ensure these kids don’t have to go without.  Throughout the year we also provide pizza parties, trips to an amusement park, movie tickets, and bowling outings, just to name a few.

Housing Families serves very low-income Greater Boston families who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or newly-housed in affordable housing.  Children make up the majority of the individuals Housing Families serves.  87% of the households served are single parent and female-headed, and family sizes average between 2 and 3 members.

IBEW Local 2222 has committed to raising $10K to assist the neediest of our neighbors.   Over the coming months, we will be running raffles, collections and activities to hit our goal of $10K.
 

We are currently selling raffle tickets to help us reach our goal.

2 CHANCES TO WIN $222.20

Tickets are $20 for a book of 3

Available from your steward or at the union hall.

The drawings will be held at the North Stewards meeting on Tuesday, January 15th.

Rating Exam Class

There will be a Central Office Rating Exam Class offered for any interested COT’s.  The class will be held at the union office on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019. 

Thank you to member Scott Robinson for volunteering to run the class. To reserve a seat in the class please call Kevin at the union office. For more specific information about the class please call Scott @ 978-979-7720.

If any member is interested in running a Rating Exam Class for the SST and OPT titles, please contact the union office 617-929-6000.

Tentative Agreement Reached to End National Grid Lockout

The following email was sent to USW members:

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Negotiations Summary
Brothers and Sisters,
As of 10:15 PM tonight all picketing in Local 12003 and 12012-04 will cease immediately. Together both locals have reached a tentative agreement. There is a number of peripheral issues that will be resolved tomorrow. A follow-up email will be sent out to all members with a Date, Location, and Time for a ratification meeting as soon as a hall is confirmed.

In solidarity,
The Committee

Thanks for all of your support for our USW brothers & sisters!

Action is needed by Governor Baker on Unemployment Extension for Locked-Out NGrid Workers

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Local 12003 USW and Local 12012 USW have been locked out by National Grid for over six months.

On December 24th the Senate, under the leadership of Madam President Spilka and the House under the leadership of Speaker DeLeo, passed the unemployment extension bill for 1250 workers, and four thousand family members and future workers who might find themselves locked out for more than six months by another corporation either foreign or US owned.

The leadership of the Senate and the House can only be described as incredible. Each member of the House and Senate voted unanimously to place this bill on Governor Bakers desk.

Please Call Governor Baker’s office and ask him to sign the unemployment extension bill to protect locked out workers (617)725-4005. If you are unable to get through by phone, please send an email to the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Kristen Lepore- Kristen.lepore@state.ma.us

Thank You!

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