Category Archives: IBEW 2222 News
Retired IBEW 2222 member Jeff Garland passed at his home on July 31, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jeff was a longtime member, and the father of current members Scott Garland and Dan Anderson. May he rest in peace.
To read the obituary, and for information on the services, please CLICK HERE.
VZ members are being asked to participate in the VZ Pulse Survey. The company is looking for employee input on Work from Home & Home Garaging, both of which are in place through September 30, 2020. Local 2222 supports both of these initiatives.
The survey will be available through August 10, 2020. Please take a few minutes to complete it.
For members with college-aged students, remember you must certify your dependent child is a full-time student when they reach 19 years of age. If you fail to do so, they will lose their dental and vision insurance on December 31st of the year of their 19th birthday.
To certify Full-Time Student Status:
- Log in to the Verizon Benefits Connection Website
- Click on Life Events
- Click on Adding Dependent Child
- Choose Attainment of FT Student Status
If you have any problems or questions please call the Union office 617-929-6000
PLEASE NOTE-THE JACK O’SHEA GOLF TOURNAMENT
HAS BEEN CANCELED
Due to uncertainty with the golf course being able to accommodate our tournament and luncheon, as well as an abundance of caution, the Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s tournament.
Please mark your calendar for next year’s tournament – Friday, May 21, 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, both the
Morning Informational Meeting
Regular Monthly Union Meeting
scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st
have been canceled.
The Executive Board Meeting & the COPE meetings will both be held via video conference. Please call the Union office if you have any questions. Stay Safe – Hang Tough!
IBEW, CWA, and Verizon have agreed to extend the existing Work at Home agreement, Home Garaging agreement, and Backup Childcare/Eldercare agreements related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
These agreements will remain in effect through September 30, 2020.
Please CLICK HERE to review the extended agreements.
On June 8th, Quinn Dyson, the daughter of IBEW 2222 member Jim Dyson, suffered a life-altering injury, fracturing a bone in her neck that resulted in emergency surgery and a stay in the ICU at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. A Go Fund Me Page has been set up to assist the family. While we will continue to pray for her recovery, we also know the road ahead is not going to be an easy one. Our hope at this time is to allow Jim, Michelle, Chris, Robert and Paul to focus on Quinn’s recovery. This fund will support whatever is not covered by health insurance, any recommended procedures or devices, including necessary additions or changes to their home to better support Quinn.
The generosity of this local is 2nd to none. Thank you in advance for your donation!
The Union negotiated New England Work & Family Committee is pleased to offer a free Estate Planning Kit to our VZ members.
Estate planning can be an overwhelming, time-consuming task that shouldn’t be avoided. This kit will break down the necessary steps to put your estate in order and make difficult times easier for your loved ones. The Estate Planning Basics provides guidance and direction to planning areas such as wills, beneficiaries, living trusts, probate, retirement plans, estate tax, and lawyers. This book explains how to make a plan and carry it to completion, and includes access to Nolo’s Wills, Trusts and Probate center, where you’ll find hundreds of articles and FAQs, and useful legal forms. A unique page is also available online with legal updates pertaining to just this book.
Now that you are on your way to creating an estate plan, it’s important to have a way to store and keep track of the important documents you and your family will need. This NEW&F Document Holder is the perfect solution. A heavy-duty document holder will keep your documents safe and damage-free. It features ten expandable file pockets to organize the documents you need to store or carry with you. Everything you need in one convenient place! Click the link above to order.
IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement in reaction to the death of George Floyd:
“The men and women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers stand with the millions of Americans demanding a full investigation into the death of George Floyd, an African-American pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck as Floyd pleaded, ‘I can’t breathe.’
“The cause of labor has always been the cause of human solidarity, human dignity and justice and equality for all, so the IBEW cannot afford to stay silent as our African-American brothers and sisters suffer in fear of violence at the hands of either the state or by private citizens like we saw with the case of Ahmaud Arbery.
“We believe that we as a country are better than what we saw happen in Minneapolis. And we believe that the majority of our police officers, who are dedicated public servants protecting their communities every day, are better than what we saw there as well.
“But it’s all too clear that the plague of racism which has beset this nation since its birth remains to be overcome.
“This is the time for all those who love America and care deeply about its values to speak out in the name of justice and against systemic racism. More than ever, every American, regardless of race, gender, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identification, must come together to heal the wounds of division and hate.
“The labor movement has long stood shoulder to shoulder with those fighting for civil rights and a society free from the blight of racism and discrimination.
“And the IBEW is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with those peacefully calling for justice for George Floyd and all victims of racism.”