Day 1 of the 40th International Convention saw the re-election of the IBEW Leadership. IBEW International President, Lonnie Stephenson, was elected unanimously to continue leading our great union forward.
IBEW International Secretary-Treasurer, Kenneth Cooper, and IBEW International Executive Council Chairman, Christopher Erikson, were also unanimously elected to continue leading the IBEW.
Stephenson’s re-election was for a second full term as International President. He first took office in 2015 when the IEC appointed him to fill the unexpired term of Edwin D. Hill and he was elected to his first full term at the 39th International Convention in 2016.
In accepting delegates’ trust in him for another term in office, Stephenson took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on others and express his deep gratitude to the membership for supporting his re-election. Nearly his entire speech was expressions of gratitude.
“Leading this union has been the honor of my life. This truly is the greatest union in the world and being part of it means everything to me,” he said. “Thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance to lead this great union once again as we continue to light the path to the middle class.”
This week, at the 40th IBEW International Convention in Chicago, IBEW Local 2222 Business Manager, Myles Calvey, has been re-elected to serve as the IBEW 2nd District Representative on the International Executive Council. Myles was first appointed to the IEC in 2005, elected in 2006, and re-elected at the next three IBEW International Conventions. Please join us in congratulating Myles.
Also at the Convention, Mike Monahan has been re-elected to serve as the IBEW 2nd District International Vice President. Please join us in congratulating Mike.
As you are aware, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon expires in August 2023. IBEW, CWA, and Verizon have agreed to enter into three weeks of early bargaining beginning May 16, 2022, to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension. Any developments will be communicated as they become available.
The Verizon shareholder meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2022, in Irving Texas. Registered shareholder or Verizon savings plan participants may vote one of three ways; online at www.envisionreports.com/vz, by telephone, or by mailing a proxy card.
To vote do one of the following:
Visit www.envisionreports.com/vz and follow the instructions. You will need to enter information found on your proxy card or in your email notification.
Call 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) and follow the instructions. You will need to provide information found on your proxy card or in your email notification.
Mail the completed proxy card in the provided envelope. Remember to sign and date the proxy card.
Verizon Proxy Voting Recommendations
Item 1. Election of Directors Recommendation: Vote your conscience
Item 2. Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young as Independent Auditor Recommendation: Vote against
Item 3. Advisory approval of executive compensation Recommendation: Vote against
Item 4. Shareholder Proposal: Report on Charitable Contributions Recommendation: Vote against
For the last three years, IBEW Local 2222 and staffers of the MA State Senate have been organizing for healthcare, fair wages, protections from sexual violence, measures to attract and retain diverse talent, and most importantly, a seat at the table with issues affecting their workplace.
We are officially going public as a union, and are asking for your support.