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    Weingarten Rights

    I believe this discussion could lead to my being disciplined.  I therefore request that my union representative or officer be present to assist me at the meeting.  I further request reasonable time to consult with my union representative regarding the subject and purpose of the meeting.  Please consider this a continuing request; without representation I shall not participate in the discussion;  without representation I shall not participate in the discussion.  I shall not consent to any searches or tests affecting my person, property, or effects without first consulting with my union representatives.

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    OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION IN C.O.P.E. Now more than ever it is imperative that we have our friends in elected offices. We need all the help we can get to fight back corporate greed and maintain our job security through our negotiations for a new contract. Please CLICK HERE to print out and sign up for C.O.P.E. Please mail the completed form to I.B.E.W. 2322, 106 West Grove St. Middleboro, Ma 02346. $1.00 a week is a small price to pay.

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    • Below are the recommendations from IBEW Local 2322 for the proxy votes which should have been delivered to shareholders this past week. 

      • Against all Nominees
      • Against Proposals 2 & 3
      • In Favor of Proposals 4 - 6
      • Against Proposal 7

      Sign and return in the envelope that was provided or complete the form online.


      The IBEW System Council T-6 and CWA have agreed to enter into early contract negotiations with Verizon.  Bargaining is tentatively scheduled for 5/16/22 to 6/3/22.  

      Topics of negotiations are:

      • Pension
      • Benefits
      • Wages
      • Jobs
      • Work At Home
      • Duration of Contract

      If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Union office at 508-947-2131.


      This scholarship is for any child/dependent of Local 2322 that is entering a trade school of any kind or becoming an apprentice entering a trade and needs tools or equipment.

      Details and application attached below.

      Download: 2022 Annual Derrick Rose Toolship.pdf

      Download: 2022 Annual Scholarship Application.pdf


      Dear Brothers & Sisters,


      The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council is proud to once again be able to offer an Annual Scholarship Program. This scholarship information has been sent to high school guidance offices throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

      Everything needed to apply is below and can be found on their website:
      www.gsmlaborcouncil.org


      The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council
      Annual Scholarship Program

      The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council Scholarship is available to high school
      seniors living in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands whose parents, legal
      guardian, aunts, uncles, or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater
      Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council. The student applicant may also be a member of a
      labor union affiliated to the labor council.
      Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the students selected as winners during the
      competition. All scholarships are awarded to those students who meet the selection criteria.
      The most important element of the selection criteria is the essay followed by the students’
      grades.
      ALL STUDENTS MUST
      Submit a complete application packet by April 22, 2022. Any late or incomplete scholarship
      application packet will be automatically rejected.
      All students MUST include ALL five of the following elements in their application packet:
      1. Have a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or the
      student applicant be a member of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern
      Massachusetts Labor Council. NOTE: Please contact the Greater Southeastern
      Massachusetts Labor Council at 508-426-0774 or at gsmlcschoarships@gmail.com if you
      have any questions or want to verify your union’s membership in the Greater
      Southeastern Mass Labor Council.
      2. Be a senior in high school and plan to attend college in the fall
      3. Submit a completed scholarship application form.
      4. Submit a high school transcript.
      5. Submit a completed essay.


      SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY
      A. Write a 700-word essay describing the history of your family’s involvement in unions.
      You MUST refer to the following four areas:
      1. How and why your family became involved in organized labor.
      2. Describe any special moments in which your family benefitted from
      involvement in a labor union.
      3. Describe what you believe to be the value of belonging to a labor union.
      4. Explain your understanding of the union movement in America today.
      Helpful hints in preparing your essay:
      Get information from family members in labor unions, your family’s union shop
      steward and or business agent, and your teachers
      B. Essay must be typed using 12 pt. font. Margins should be no more than 1 inch on all
      sides. All lines must be double-spaced.
      C. Please return the completed essay and completed application form by April 22, 2022.
      D. Failure to submit any of the three required items by the deadline will result in
      disqualification.
      E. All recipients must make reasonable effort to be available for scholarship presentation at a
      date, time and place that is deemed safe.
      F. All scholarship recipients must proof of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher
      education


      The Mission of the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council is:

      • To fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America through the democratic process within the framework of our constitutional government.
      • To responsibly serve the interests of all the American people at the collective bargaining table, in the community and in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
      • To pledge ourselves to be a more effective organization of working men and women; to
        the achievement of even higher standards of living and working conditions; to the
        attainment of security for all the people; to the enjoyment of the leisure which their skills
        make possible and to strengthen our way of life and the fundamental freedoms which are
        the basis of our democratic society.

      The application can be mailed to:
      The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council
      560 Pleasant St.
      New Bedford, MA 02740-6236
      Or faxed to (508) 992-0340 or e-mailed to gsmlcscholarships@gmail.com

      Download: 2022 THE GREATER SOUTHEASTERN MASS CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf

      It is with deep sadness to announce that one of our brothers, Peter Howlett-COT, has passed away.  His family is in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. 

      The obituary and services are posted below.

      Howlett, Peter J., of Middleboro, formerly of Avon, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the age of 50. Son of the late George C. and Kathleen S. (Malone) Howlett. Beloved brother of Celeste A. McNamara and her husband Brian of Randolph, Kathleen M. Cartwright and her husband Scott of Holbrook, Brian J. Howlett and his wife Cathryn of Canton, his twin Erin M. DiCenzo and her husband Jeff of Mansfield, and the late George M. Howlett.

      Loving uncle of Lauren Buoniconti and her husband Brian, Scott Cartwright and his longtime companion Vasilis Ioannou, Emily Cartwright, PhD and her husband Ryan Martinez, MD, PhD, Patrick McNamara, Christopher McNamara, Andrew Howlett, Julianna Howlett, Emma Howlett, Ryan DiCenzo, Danielle DiCenzo, and Erin DiCenzo and his grand-niece Zoe Buoniconti grand-nephews Owen Buoniconti and Jonas Martinez. Also survived by his beloved dog Marley, an uncle and many cousins.

      Peter was born in Brockton, MA, grew up in Avon and graduated from Blue Hill Regional High School, Class of 1990. He worked as a Verizon Central Office Technician for the past 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, photography, his trips to car shows and Drag Racing. He also enjoyed restoring his 1970 Cutlass, riding his Quad, and attending concerts. His greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends, especially the nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.

      Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St., Holbrook. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 AM in St. Michael Church, Avon. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the M.S.P.C.A., MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, or to the charity of your choice.

      https://www.enterprisenews.com/obituaries/pneo0166994


      Work At Home update:

      The WAH Agreement has been extended through June 4, 2022

      Thank You


      It is with deep sadness to announce that one of our brothers, Keith Travers-SST Fall River, has passed away.  His family is in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. 

      The obituary and services are posted below.

      Rest In Peace Keith

      Keith David Travers, 47, of Fall River, beloved husband of Holly L. (Goisman) Travers, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital  February 9, 2022. 

      Born in Fall River, he was the son of David and Paula (Arruda) Travers.  

      Keith worked in the telecommunications industry for Verizon as  a Service Splice Technician for the past 25 years.  He was a member of B.M.C. Durfee High School Class of 1991 .

      He was a Maplewood Independent Baseball League  coach and board member for 7 years.

      In his earlier years he spent a lot of time playing basketball at the CYO.  He was known as a “foodie” and a fantastic cook. Keith adored his dog "Fenway" and his late dog "Reesey".

      Family was most important to Keith and he always treasured time with his two sons building Legos and watching football.  

      Besides his wife of 18 years, and his parents, he leaves two sons Aiden Keith Travers and Ethan James Travers; brother Adam Travers and his wife Sheri;  father-in-law and mother-in-law  Manuel Medeiros and Jerri Goisman; sisters-in-law  Rachel Goisman,Christine Medeiros, Cynthia Medeiros and  Deborah Cloutier; brothers-in-law James Goisman, Scott Medeiros and Ronald Medeiros; a cousin who was like a brother, Joshua Arruda; nieces and nephews Chayla Travers (Goddaughter), Brody Travers, Marrisa Thibault and Evlyn Vallee; a Godson Alexander Carvalho; and many close friends.  He was the grandson of the late Antone and Eliza (Pimental) Arruda and John B. and Helen (Pacheco) Travers.

      A visitation will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022,  from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM with a funeral service at 4:00 PM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St. Fall River, MA.  Burial will be private.

      In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift in Keith’s memory to the American Heart and Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

      https://www.auclairfuneralhome.com/obituary/Keith-Travers


      One of our fellow brothers needs our support... Keith, an SST out of the Fall River garage is in tough shape after suffering a stroke, please help him and his family in this difficult time. 

      Click on the pic for GoFundMe page


      The IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund is having with our annual Toys for Tots drive. All toys or donations that we collect go to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive. Please consider donating on our PayPal link below if you are unable to drop at a work location or can't leave your home. We will do ALL the shopping for you if you can't or just don't feel like it.
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      Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

      Like you, the IBEW and CWA received notice yesterday that due to the Federal Contractor Mandate being held up in the courts, Verizon was suspending its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. At this time we do not know if this will be a permanent suspension. Verizon is keeping everything in place EXCEPT the unpaid leave of absence meaning the Company expects everyone to upload their vaccination status or apply for an exemption by January 4, 2022. We are trying to get clarification from the Company on how people that are not vaccinated on January 5th will be treated meaning will they be expected to mask and socially distance on the job, or be moved to different positions etc. As I get more information and clarification I will pass it along to you.

      Fraternally,

      Eric


      Verizon has notified the IBEW System Council T-6 that it is ending negotiations over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate by declaring impasse and imposing its last proposal.
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      It's that time of year again, The IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund will be donating and delivering meals to families in the Southeast for Thanksgiving. Last year we helped 107 families and would like to accomplish the same and more if possible because unfortunately, the need is so great for it.
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