Verizon New England Work & Family

Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2018

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 July- December.

For more information, and to download an application, please Click Here.

It is with Deepest Regrets We Announce the Death of former Business Manager Ronald MacDougal

MacDougall_Ronald_PhotoAround the corner I have a friend,

In this great city that has no end;

Yet days go by, and weeks rush on,

And before I know it, a year is gone,

And I never see my old friend’s face,

For life is a swift and terrible race.

He knows I like him just as well

As in the days when I rang his bell

And he rang mine. We were younger then,

And now we are busy, tired men:

Tired with playing a foolish game,

Tired with trying to make a name.

“Tomorrow,” I say, “I will call on Jim,

Just to show that I’m thinking of him.”

But tomorrow comes–and tomorrow goes,

And the distances between us grows and grows.

Around the corner!–yet miles away . . .

“Here’s a telegram, sir . . .” 

 “Jim died today.”

And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end:

Around the corner, a vanished friend.

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of retired Business Manager of IBEW Local 2222, Ronald J. MacDougall.

Every member of this local has benefited from the tireless work and dedication that Ron gave to the local through his many years of service.  We will be forever grateful for his service and dedication to the members of the local.

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Please click here for the funeral arrangements and obituary.


Please take a minute to support workers trying to organize

Brothers and Sisters,

Recently, direct care staff at the ARC of South Norfolk voted to unionize with AFSCME Council 93. Unfortunately, management has fought them every step of the way; from hiring a union buster to appealing every decision from the NLRB, management has refused to sit down and negotiate with staff.

This week, direct care staff are hosting a call-in campaign and ending the week with a march on the boss asking to negotiate. They need your support. Please make a phone call today! Please click here for a phone script (or email if you prefer) with contact information for the CEO and VP.

Stewards Meeting Rescheduled

Please Note – In order for our stewards to be with their families over the Thanksgiving Holiday, the November stewards meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 19th at the union office.

The North stewards meeting will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, November 20th.

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