Category Archives: IBEW 2222 News

2 Fundraisers for 2222 Members Jimmy O’Toole & Doug MacDonald

Jimmy O’Toole, a 26-year member of IBEW Local 2222, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bone and Lung Cancer in September 2021. He has fought hard against this disease and is now at home with hospice care. Jimmy’s spirit is strong, and his attitude is impressive. Known for his smile and wit that can light up the room, Jimmy now needs our strength and support. He is married to his North Quincy HS 1991 classmate Kara and is the father of Kaycee, Karaline, Shamus, and Kate. His family is his greatest joy. 
His family and friends are holding a fundraiser to help alleviate their financial pressures. There are multiple ways to help:
  • Purchase tickets for the event “A Night for Jimmy O’Toole”, Friday, June 3, 2022, 7 pm-11 pm at IBEW Local 103, Freeport St, Dorchester. Tickets $20 available in advance from Jeff Laforest and Sean Gaudet, or at the door.
  • Make a financial donation – Checks payable to the O’Toole Family Fund can be mailed directly to Liberty Bay Credit Union, 300 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184. We also accept donations via Go Fund Me page
  • Donate a raffle item for the event – Please CLICK HERE for more information



Join TEAM DMAC with Mark Morris and the Catunes for a night filled with music, raffles, drinks, and more on Friday, June 24th at Florian Hall, 7 PM – 12 AM
Doug is beginning his battle against Colorectal Cancer (CRC). The fight against this horrible disease is a physical, emotional, mental, and financial battle.  
Let’s all come together and show Doug   ☘️ Nobody Fights Alone ☘️
A Night for Doug with Mark Morris & Catunes tickets are available prior to June 24th and will also be available at the door. Hope you can join us for a fun night loaded with music, raffles, drinks, and more. Tickets are $30 – Please Venmo @Doug_MC and be sure to add your name to the Venmo and how many tickets.

IBEW 40th International Convention Update – Lighting The Path to The Middle Class

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.”

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Myles Calvey Elected to IBEW IEC

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.

VZ Bargaining Update

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. 

IBEW Recommendations for VZ Proxy Voting

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, by telephone, or by mailing a proxy card.

To vote do one of the following

  • Visit 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

Item 5. Shareholder Proposal: Amend Senior Executive Compensation Clawback Policy
Recommendation: Vote for

Item 6. Shareholder Proposal: Shareholder Ratification of Executive Severance Packages
Recommendation: Vote for

Item 7. Business operations in China
Recommendation: Vote against


IBEW 2222 Organizes State House Senate Staffers

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.
An organized Senate staff means talent retention, more diversity in the State Senate, better constituent services, and a better democracy for every single one of us. #IBEWlocal2222
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