Please join us in supporting the Massachusetts State House Employee Union (MSHEU). On March 31, 2022, IBEW Local 2222 representatives delivered a letter to the Senate President, announcing that a critical majority of Senate staffers said, “Yes!” to a union. The MSHEU and IBEW Local 2222 have worked since then to encourage the Senate President to publicly support her staff’s request to unionize and to open the door for collective bargaining.
This week marks 100 days since IBEW notified the Senate President of this historic moment. In honor of that mark, we ask you to sign your name to this letter to Senate President Spilka, requesting immediate action on the staff’s request to have a voice in their workplace.
We ask that you sign this letter to the Senate President by Monday, July 11 at 5 PM.
As you know, IBEW and CWA have been negotiating with Verizon since May 16, 2022 to determine whether it’s possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.
The current Covid-19 work at home renewal expires on Saturday, June 4, 2022. We have mutually decided it is everyone’s best interest to extend the work at home arrangements as the contract extension discussions continue.
The work at home arrangements have been extended through July 16, 2022.
Any developments on contract negotiations will be communicated as they become available.
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
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
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.
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.