In October, Verizon informed the IBEW T-6 Council of their intent to mandate the COVID vaccine. Legally, the Union cannot prevent this mandate, but we can bargain the effects of this mandate. The effects include a process where a member can be exempt for medical or religious reasons and the ramifications of a member who does not follow the mandate.
Our first meeting was Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The meeting was strictly an informational gathering process where the Union requested information from the company.
The council will not have another scheduled meeting until we go through the answers that we receive from our questions.
We will keep you updated as we continue to meet with Verizon.
IBEW Local 2222 has a team in the Housing Families 5K Fundraiser, and we’d love to have you join us. The event will be held on Saturday, November 20th, at BOND, 10 Cabot Road, Medford. Registration begins at 9:00 AM.
Refreshments and bathrooms will be available onsite. After you complete the 5K, join us next door for food, drinks, and celebrating at The Porch restaurant.
If you are unable to join the live event, you can complete your own 5K (3.1 miles) over the 2-day period, from November 20-21. Check out the participant guide for directions on how to track your race and time.
To register for the IBEW 2222 Team, Please Click Here. You must register by October 25th to guarantee a shirt.
Congratulations to our Siemens Imaging Group Members, who have overwhelmingly ratified a new 4-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. This new contract will run through September 30, 2025. We will post the contract on this website when we receive it.
Verizon announced that management and non-union employees who report to company buildings and retail stores will be mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.
As of this date, union members are not included in this vaccine mandate. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, before it can be implemented, it must be negotiated with the Union.
We will keep the membership up to date when the bargaining is scheduled. Please visit our website and call the union tape for any updates.
The 2021 Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament was held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Franklin Park – William Devine Golf Course in Dorchester. Thank you to all of our sponsors and players for another great tournament. The Jack O’Shea tournament benefits the Local 2222 Benevolent Fund, which is used to support charitable organizations that our members are involved with.
Special thanks to our four event sponsors listed above!
Save the date for next year.
The 2022 Jack O’Shea Golf Tournament will be held on
Friday, September 30, 2022 – See you there!