Category Archives: IBEW 2222 News
THE LABOR GUILD SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The Labor Guild School Spring Term 2nd Session Begins on April 24th
Local 2222 will reimburse our members upon successful completion
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.
The 2nd session runs from April 24th – May 23rd.
Classes are held virtually on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00 PM. The cost is $50 per course. IBEW Local 2222 will reimburse our members upon successful completion.
Please CLICK HERE for a list of courses and to register.
2222 Brothers Needs Our Help
Please Help support a fellow Union Brother and a Great friend to everyone he’s ever met, Brian Dennis. Brian (Little Buddy) has been battling severe long-term Covid issues and has been out of work for almost two years. Any financial assistance that we can give him will be very much appreciated.
Please CLICK HERE to donate – Thank You!
Please help us support the family of our Union Brother Jim Karos. Jim was unfortunately diagnosed with liver cancer in October and has a tough fight ahead of him. Our goal is to ease the financial burden on his wife Claire and his daughters as they care for Jim.
Please CLICK HERE to donate – Thank You!
VZ Members – Paycheck Issue
We have been notified of excess withholdings in this week’s paycheck related to MA PFML, MA Paid Family and Medical Leave. We have reached out to VZ for an explanation. They were unaware of the issue, are investigating, and will provide an update.
We will keep you updated as information is made available.
**** UPDATE ****
The excess withholdings were in error. The company advised us they will be reimbursed in full in this week’s paycheck.
Problems with Davis Vision Insurance
If any 2222 Verizon members are experiencing problems with Davis Vision insurance no longer being accepted, please Let Us Know by clicking this link and providing the requested information. We are working to get this issue resolved. Thank You!
Our Organizing Drive at the State House Moves Forward With Filing of Legislation
IBEW 2222 has been working to organize the legislative staff at the Massachusetts State House. Presently, legislative staff are not included in the list of public employees permitted to unionize under the Massachusetts Labor Relations Act, though employees in the executive and judicial branches are.
The staff reached out to us in 2019 to discuss the possibility of forming a union. We continued working with them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and shortly after the State House reopened last year, we reached a strong majority of Senate staff who signed cards wishing to join the MA State House Employee Union @BeaconHillUnion, represented by IBEW 2222. We then began collecting cards from House staff, and continue to work toward a majority in that chamber.
Yesterday, Senator John Keenan @SenJohnFKeenan and Representative Patrick Kearney @RepKearney filed bills to extend collective bargaining rights to MA legislative staff. This marks a critical step in our organizing effort. The legislation, An Act to collective bargaining rights for legislative employees, simply provides the legislative staff the same right as every other worker in the Commonwealth, the right to decide for themselves whether or not they would like to organize.
Special thanks to our cosponsors as well – Senator Michael Brady @Brady_Works, Senator Anne Gobi @AnneGobi, Senator Michael O. Moore @SenMikeMoore, Senator Rebecca Rausch @BeccaRauschMA, and Senator Walter Timilty @WalterFTimilty.
We look forward to working with all elected officials and organized labor to ensure this legislation becomes law.
Below is the press release announcing the filing.
Press Release Union Bill File - Final 1
Press Release Union Bill File - Final 2
IBEW 2222 Apparel
You can now order your IBEW 2222 shirts and hoodies online and have them shipped directly to your home by 2222 represented Union Printer – Precision Screening.
- All Products are Made in the USA
- Union printed and sold by 2222 represented Precision Screening
- All orders shipped to your home (orders ship 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)
- A portion of each sale will be donated to the 2222 Benevolent Fund
- New items will be added throughout the year
To view items and place your order please Click Here
With the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, we wanted to remind you that members covered by Express Scripts for prescription insurance can order COVID-19 tests through their website.
- Visit https://www.express-scripts.com/login
- Look for “COVID-19 Test Kits”
- The plan covers up to 8 at-home tests per covered member on the plan
- Can re-order every 30 days