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Care Packages for Military

IBEW Local 2222 will be collecting items for care packages for Armed Service Members stationed overseas. Items can be dropped off at the July Union Meeting, or at our offices, 159 Thomas Burgin Parkway, 3rd Floor, Quincy (call first). Needed items are:

Snacks – Chips, nuts, cookies, beef jerky, non-melting candy, trail mix, all in packaging not easily crushed. Drink mixes in single-serve packets, mints, gum
Condiments – Hot sauces, etc.
Stationary – Paper, envelopes, address labels, pens (stamps are not needed).
Games – Playing cards, poker chips, crossword or puzzle books, and travel-size games.
Socks
Flip-Flops
Personal Items – 
Deodorant, sunblock, lip balm, mouth wash, toothpaste, etc. 
Magazines
Air-Fresheners – 
Charcoal bags to absorb odors.
Unscented Body Wipes – On the go Dude Wipes are great as they are individually wrapped

Thank You in advance for your support!

40th IBEW International Convention Concludes

The 40th IBEW International Convention was held last week in Chicago. Day 1 of the 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.

The highlight of the convention was a visit by President Joe Biden, who gave a speech celebrating infrastructure, the IBEW, and organized labor. President Joe Biden electrified the convention floor Wednesday afternoon, drawing thunderous cheers for infrastructure projects that will employ IBEW members far into the future, championing unions like none of his predecessors, fighting to cut taxes for working families and make billionaires pay their fair share, among other historic progress and plans for a better, more just America.

“The only reason I’m standing here now as president of the United States is because the IBEW came on with me early,” Biden said as he arrived on stage at the 40th International Convention to a raucous standing ovation — somehow possible even with every other hand appearing to hold a camera phone in the air.

Biden is the only sitting president to address an IBEW convention, building on an already significant record of visits to IBEW halls and workplaces and shout-outs to the union and its members everywhere from road speeches to the State of the Union.

Introducing him, International President Lonnie R. Stephenson detailed the IBEW’s exhaustive efforts to put Biden in the White House — and why.

“Joe Biden always makes sure that the IBEW’s agenda is his agenda,” he said. “He has our back, and we have his.”

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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 https://gofund.me/9e9f0a0b
  • 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.

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