Food Drive to Support Bread of Life

 

Verizon and IBEW Local 2222 are partnering to support our adopted charity, Bread of Life. IBEW 2222 members can participate in our food drive by taking an hour of Volunteer Time on Thursday, July 22, 2021, to shop for items to donate to Bread of Life.  Please see the list below for requested items:

 

FOOD
jelly (plastic jar preferred)granola bars/power bars
canned fruit & cup of fruitsoup & stew & instant cup-of-soup
canned or fresh fruits & vegetables baked beans
cereal - family-sized and individualjuice boxes
meals ready-to-eat (Chef Boyardee, etc)canned meats
mayonnaise (small jars)shelf-stable milk - individual size
pasta & pasta sauce rice mixes, family-size
instant mashed potatoes
NON-FOOD ITEMS
laundry detergentdisinfectant sprays - Lysol
paper towels & toilet papertoothpaste & toothbrushes
new socks & underweardiapers, especially large sizes
can openerssupermarket gift cards in $10 or $20 denominations

 

Items can then be dropped off at one of the donation boxes at the following locations:

 

GARAGE LOCATIONS
651 Summer Street South Boston275 Wilwood Ave, Woburn
173 Boston Street, Dorchester125 Lundquist Drive, Braintree
236 Access Road, Norwood70 Rowe Street, Newton
CO LOCATIONS
1070 Hancock St, Quincy787 Washington St, Newton
210 Bent St, Cambridge41 Belvidere St, Boston (Back Bay)
6 Bowdoin Sq, Boston7 Elm St, Malden
IBEW Local 2222

159 Thomas Burgin Parkway, 3rd Floor

Please call first 617-929-6000

 

Bread of Life is a nonprofit organization located in Malden that strives to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy, and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support, and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

This event is completely voluntary, but as we always do, let’s give back to those most in need and support our adopted charity, Bread of Life.  Please notify your supervisor if you plan to participate.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT!

 

Ed Fitzpatrick – September 20, 1942 – July 5, 2021

 

It is with the deepest regret and a heavy heart that we announce the death of our long-time President and Business Agent, Ed Fitzpatrick. Fitzy was a legend in the labor movement, a born leader who earned the respect of all, from both sides of the table. More importantly, he was a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend to countless people. His passing marks the end of an era. He will be truly missed.

Please keep Fitz and his family in your prayers. CLICK HERE for the funeral arrangements.

We’re Proven – We’re Union – Hang Tough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Garaging & Work at Home Agreements Extended

The IBEW and Verizon have agreed to extend the Work At Home and Home Garaging agreements. The Home Garaging agreement has been extended through July 31, 2021, and the Work at Home agreement has been extended through September 30, 2021.  You can read the agreements HERE.

The IBEW, CWA, and Verizon have agreed to continue discussions for post-COVID agreements.  We will keep you posted with any updates.

New England Work & Family Committee

The New England Work and Family is a joint committee comprised of Union and Company representatives and supported by funds obtained through contract negotiations with each Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Committee creates programs to assist members and employees with health and life issues.

 

Summer Camp Reimbursement – The IBEW/Verizon New England Work & Family Committee summer camp reimbursement program lasts between June 20 and August 28, 2021. The IBEW/Verizon NE Work and Family summer camp program provides funding to enrich member’s school-aged children’s summer experiences. 

If your application is accepted, you may be reimbursed for up to $300.00 per your dependent’s summer camp expenses. Reimbursement covers the costs for overnight summer camps and summer day camp programs. This enables your dependents to enjoy the outdoors, or participate in an athletic camp during the summer.  Please note: All Summer Camp reimbursements received from this program are taxable.

 

Health & Wellness Reimbursement – The New England Work and Family Committee recognize that your health is important.  Regular exercise and weight management have been shown to improve fitness, reduce stress, and fight obesity, however, memberships can be expensive to purchase.  The New England Work & Family Committee wants to help you by reimbursing eligible employees for gym memberships or weight management programs up to $200.00 from January- June.  Please note: All Health and Wellness reimbursements received from this program are taxable.  All applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2021.

For application or more information on these and other programs please visit www.NewEnglandWorkAndFamily.com

 

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