Category Archives: IBEW 2222 News

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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