Category Archives: IBEW 2222 News

Working People’s Day of Action


On Monday, February 26th, thousands of working people across Massachusetts will join a national day of action as we speak out for good, union jobs.  The Working People’s Day of Action coincides with the Supreme Court hearings on the Janus vs. AFSCME case.  That case is part of a well-funded campaign by the wealthy special interests to divide us from our co-workers and to limit the power in numbers we have together in a union.

Join with local labor and community leaders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, MA Attorney General Maura Healey, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to send a clear message that America needs good union jobs!

Click Here for a flyer


An Event to Help Save Veterans’ Healthcare

battle for veterans healthcare
Please join Veterans and their caregivers for a special Veterans’ Healthcare Town Hall, Book Party, and discussion of the book The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare.

Join the book’s author, Suzanne Gordon, who will discuss her book, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for change, as it relates to Veterans’ Healthcare.

The event will take place:
Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dilboy VFW, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

For more information please contact Dan Luker 781-727-6566

Click Here to order the book.

NACTEL Virtual Open House

170206_nactelNACTEL, the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning, will be holding a series of Virtual Open Houses to learn about online degree programs at Pace University.

NACTEL is a unique partnership of industry employers and unions working with quality educators to create and sponsor online education programs that meet the needs of current and future telecommunications professionals. NACTEL courses are eligible for the Verizon Tuition Assistance Program.

For more information and to register please Click Here.

VZ Changing Short Term Disability Vendor

On January 1, 2018, Verizon will be changing from MetLife to Sedgewick for the administration of all short-term disability claims.

Here’s what will happen:

For current and new claims filed through December 31, 2017:

  • Continue to work with MetLife
  • Claims will automatically be transferred to Sedgewick
  • If you have an open claim, Sedgewick will send you a letter in December confirming the transfer of your claim and outlining any additional actions you might need to take.

For claims beginning January 1, 2017:

  • Initiate disability claims with Sedgewick
  • Use the existing phone number to file a claim 800-638-4228
  • Use the new fax number for supporting disability documents 859-264-4384
  • Information about Sedgwick will be posted on the About You section of the Eweb
  • Requirements for initiating disability claims remain the same


We will provide more information as it becomes available, and will add the Sedwick paperwork to our website before January 1st.



AFL-CIO Scholarships

IBEW Local 2222 has two scholarships available through the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.  These scholarships are available to active employees who have High School Seniors planning to attend college.  The applications need to be submitted no later than December 15, 2017.

The students need to make their guidance counselor/scholarship counselor aware that they are applying for the scholarship.

A test will be given on February 7, 2018 in their school during the first period of the morning.  The test is on the Massachusetts Labor Movement.  A study guide is available for download by clicking here.

Please call Donna Berry at the 2222 offices to be sure the application is verified.  Donna can be reached at 617-929-6010.

Help Save WBZ 1030 Radio

New owner iHeartRadio refuses to honor union contracts

For generations, WBZ 1030-AM has provided unparalleled news coverage, fresh content, and critical local and regional public information to listeners across Boston, New England, and beyond. We are deeply concerned that WBZ’s recent acquisition by iHeartMedia is poised to undermine a critical public service to citizens who rely on WBZ for critical content.

We are troubled that iHeartRadio has informed employees that it “will not be assuming the two collective bargaining agreements between CBS Radio” and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). This action threatens not only the livelihood of critical WBZ on- and off-air staff but stands to greatly diminish the quality of the news and public opinion product that we depend on.

Let there be no mistake: if iHeartMedia guts the WBZ Newsroom, we will tune out–and we will actively seek alternatives to products and services offered by WBZ advertisers.

WBZ workers have institutional knowledge and a deep passion for the region. New Englanders rely on WBZ’s commitment to fair journalism, holding the powerful accountable, dissemination of critical public information, and critical analysis. At a time when Americans care deeply about where their news and information is coming from, watering down this important New England institution would have grave consequences for the region.

We urge you to make it clear to iHeartMedia that you will not tolerate the destruction of an important New England institution.



Please Vote Tuesday, November 7th

IBEW 2222 believes that we must continually seek candidates that support organized labor at all levels of public office, especially those in the local communities in which we live and work.

We ask you to “connect the dots” on the issues that matter to workers and our families.  Whether we find ourselves on strike again and seeking unemployment benefits, fighting for more work in our industry by insisting that FiOS be deployed in every city and town or trying to advance legislation that protects our work; we will be relying on our elected officials to support our efforts. Simply, elections matter.  

Candidates have been vetted, voting records and backgrounds considered and questions asked and answered.  The following candidates are clearly the best choice for local 2222 members, retirees, and our families and have been endorsed by the COPE committee.

Please vote on Tuesday, November 7th

Martin J. Walsh  Mayor
Lydia EdwardsCity Council - District 1
Ed FlynnCity Council - District 2
Frank BakerCity Council - District 3
Timothy McCarthyCity Council - District 5
Matt O'MalleyCity Council - District 6
Kim JaneyCity Council - District 7
Ayanna PressleyCity Council - At Large
Michael FlahertyCity Council - At Large
Michelle WuCity Council - At Large
Annissa Essaibi GeorgeCity Council - At Large
Michael FlahertyCity Council - At Large
Richard HardingCity Council
Marc McGovernCity Council
Jeff SantosCity Council
Denise SimmonsCity Council
Paul TonerCity Council
Fred FantiniSchool Committee
Brian LaPierreCity Council - At Large
Jerry LeoneCity Council - Ward 6
Stephanie BurkeMayor
Adam KnightCity Council
Noel DiBonaCity Council - At Large
Anne MahoneyCity Council - At Large
Michael HurleyCity Council - Ward 4
Brian PalmucciCity Council - Ward 6
Doug GutroSchool Committee
Steve MorrabitoCity Council - At Large
John CorregioCity Council - At Large
Peyton CorbettMayor
Matt McLaughlinAlderman - Ward 1
Jesse ClinganAlderman - Ward 4
Fred HappelCity Council - At Large


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