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    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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    • Applications are now available for the 2024 Derrick M. Rose Toolship. 

      Please see details below, application is attached.  

      Download: 2024 Annual Derrick Rose Toolship.pdf

      Applications are now available for the 2024 IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund Annual Scholarship. 

      Please see details below, application is attached.  

      Download: 2024 Annual Scholarship Application.pdf

      Edward Hastings Obituary

      Edward “Eddie” Vincent Hastings, 61, of Canton, formerly of West Roxbury passed away suddenly in his home on December 26th, 2023. 

      Eddie was born the second of six children to Nancy Hastings and the late Edward Hastings Sr. He was raised in St. Joseph’s Parish in Hyde Park. He met the love of his life, Ann Marie, in 1981 while working at Edward’s Food Warehouse in Hyde Park and they shared a beautiful 35 years of marriage together. His love for and devotion to his wife was evident to anyone who knew them and he was endlessly proud of his three children, Keri, Pat and Erin. 

      Right out of high school in 1981, Eddie took a job with New England Telephone company (now Verizon), beginning a career that would span more than 40 years. He started in the mailroom, and step by step worked his way up to Business agent, where he worked tirelessly advocating for the membership before finally assuming the role as President of IBEW local 2222 in 2015, proudly leading his union, until his retirement earlier this month. 

      Outside of work, he was a devout volunteer, who truly dedicated his life to helping others. Eddie was involved in too many charities and organizations to list, but he was most passionate about My Brother’s Keeper, the Holy Cross Retreat house, and he was a friend of Bill. He touched the lives of everyone he met and made a positive impact on each person that crossed his path.

      Prior to his illness, Eddie was an avid runner, running multiple marathons a year. He loved being a part of the Parkway Running Club. He always brought the laughs and jokes, made sure everyone had someone to run with, no matter their pace. Ed made sure everyone felt part of the group, and was always there to talk about any more serious problems that someone was facing in their lives. 

      This encompasses how Eddie was in every facet of life. He was a loyal husband, devoted son, father, brother and friend to so many, who would do anything for anyone at any time. He was a man of strong faith and who saw the good in everyone.  His faith was infectious and he lived to share it with others. 

      May each of us find comfort in knowing the absolute strength and conviction of Ed’s faith has ensured that he is now experiencing a profound peace and joy that we all know he deserves.

      Eddie was predeceased by his father, Edward Vincent Hastings Sr., and brother Paul Francis Hastings. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Marie Hastings of Canton, his mother, Nancy Hastings, his sisters, Kathleen Hastings, Mary and her husband Francis Hernon, and Patricia and her husband Michael Yanchuk, all of Norwood, Elaine and her husband Thomas Gately of Walpole, and his children, Kerianne and her husband Riley Beath of Norwood, Patrick Hastings of Virginia, Erin and her husband Peter Sweeney of Charlestown. Eddie is also survived by his mother in law, Ann Sweeney of Roslindale, his sisters and brothers in law, Kevin and Marina Sweeney of Foxboro, Patricia and James Bray of Norfolk, Kathleen and Greg Sheehan of Lexington and Sheila Sweeney of Foxboro and many loving nieces and nephews.

      Visiting hours will be held on Monday January 1, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm in The Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre St. West Roxbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Holy Name Church on Tuesday January 2, at 10:00 am. Please go directly to church.

      Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

      www.lawlerfuneralhome.com 

      For full obituary please visit lawlerfuneralhome.com.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eddie’s memory to My Brother’s Keeper PO Box 338 Easton, MA 02356. www.mybrotherskeeper.org


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      The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program is in its 65th year. Through the program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­The Massachusetts AFL-CIO administers half a million dollars of scholarship awards on behalf of unions and labor councils throughout the state. Individual awards range from $500 to $16,000.

      Click here to view program details


      The T-6 and Verizon have reached an agreement to allow all over subscriptions to take the EIPP with same off premise date as volunteers of December 3, 2023. 

      All over subscriptions will be back filled in the coming weeks.  

      Congratulations to all upcoming retirees, and best of luck on your next chapter!!


      Please support local families in need this Thanksgiving and join the IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund for our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Feed-A-Family Event

      We will be distributing full Thanksgiving meals to over 100 families throughout Southeastern MA on Sunday November 19, 2023

      Donations and volunteers are needed to feed as many families as possible this year.

      See details below to volunteer and donate


      If you are in a surplus title and location and have not received your EIPP package in the mail by end of the day, 10/31/23, please call the Union Office 508-947-2131.

      Thank You!

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      Attached is the notification of the 4Q23 NE IBEW Special Offer Surplus Declaration.

      Volunteer Period:  October 31 - November 14

      Last Day Worked:  December 2

      Off-Payroll Date:  December 3

      Download: NE IBEW 4Q23 Surplus Declaration.pdf

      In addition to the in-person meetings and presentations, Margaret will be holding for IBEW Locals, below are her live webinar presentation dates for IBEW members with attachment and a summary below:

      Scarborough Regional Manager, Margaret Pierce, will be hosting live webinars for those considering the Special Incentive EIPP or those wanting to learn more about retirement planning. The webinars will be held:

      Wednesday October 25, 2023, at 6:00pm

      Wednesday November 1, 2023, at 6:00pm

      Monday November 6, 2023, at 6:00pm

      Click this link to register: https://planmember.media/scarborough-investments-EIPP...

      Also, see the attached flyer for more information.

      Scarborough Alliance offers the IBEW Local Unions Savings and Security Plan, a retirement plan that is exclusively for eligible IBEW members. This is an ERISA qualified retirement plan (not an IRA), that accepts tax-free rollovers of your Verizon Lump Sum Pension and 401(k) plan.

      Since 1975, IBEW members have turned to Scarborough Alliance for their retirement planning and investment needs. Here are some reasons why:

      • Margaret and Scarborough act as a fiduciary with a professional duty of care to always act in the best interests of members

      • More than 45 years of experience in helping IBEW members

      • Personalized advice and service from Regional Managers who are supported by a team of financial professionals

      • Fees that are generally lower than IRAs offered by retail advisors

      • Retire at age 55 or older with no restrictions or IRS penalties on withdrawals (59 ½ in IRAs)

      • Loans available from the plan, even during retirement

      Margaret is also available to meet with you at a time that is convenient for you to discuss your personal retirement decisions. She can be reached at (508) 415-9200 or mpierce@scarboroughalliance.com

      Download: Scarborough EIPP Webinars.pdf

      Margaret Pierce of Scarborough Alliance Group will be at Local 2322 office 10/26 and 10/27 for those considering retirement. Our office is located on 106 West Grove Street, Middleboro, MA.

      Please reach out to Margaret if you are interested in having an in person meeting to schedule your time slot.

      Thank You!

      Please see flyer below for information

      Download: Scarborough_Margaret Pierce.pdf

      Retirement Planning Webinar with Steve Raymond

      November 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM

      "Raymond Wealth Management is hosting a retirement planning webinar at 12:00 noon on Monday, 6 November 2023. Steve Raymond, Founder, will address some common questions that retirees face including your pension options, the Special EIPP and other benefits. In addition to our experience working with Verizon retirees, we offer low-cost investment solutions on an award-winning investment platform. We hope to see you there!"

      Click here to get registration link



      Please join us for a fun time raising money for a great cause.  The Benevolent Fund helps our members in times of need and our local community.  Please help us support each other. 

      You don't have to play to join us, there will be raffles, food and cash bar.  Band on at 3pm also. 

      **All proceeds from some of our raffles will be allocated to help one of our members who has had a tragic accident this summer.  Please help us support their family.

      If you're playing, kindly RSVP with Cindy at 774-644-0012, csilvia2322@yahoo.com or call/leave a message at Union Office 508-947-2131

      We accept payment via PayPal (see below) or cash/check in person

      **If we experience inclement weather, the event will be moved inside**

      Pats game will be on at the event !!


      Thomas J. Dakin

      July 28, 2023

      Obituary

      Thomas “Tom” J. Dakin, age 51, of Acushnet passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Amanda L. (Tucker) Dakin with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. He was born in New Bedford and was the son of the late John T. and Nancy J. (Oliver) Dakin. Tom grew up in Acushnet and graduated from Fairhaven High School with the class of 1990. After high school he proudly served in the United States Air Force as a K9 Handler/Trainer during the Gulf War. Tom worked as an SST for Verizon for 27 years. Tom was a dedicated family man, his children were everything to him; he loved coaching all of their sports; soccer, basketball, and baseball. He adored his wife and being around family brought him so much joy. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, photography, volunteering for GSP Rescue of New England, and watching all of the New England sports teams. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his 2 children Tenley Grace Dakin and Sean Thomas Dakin of Acushnet; his brother Robert J. Dakin and his wife Linda of Fairhaven and his father in law William J. Tucker, Jr. Calling hours for Tom will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 5:00PM-8:00PM at the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, MA. His funeral will be Friday at 9:00 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 440 Main St., Fairhaven. Interment will be private.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to: Lustgarten Foundation, https://lustgarten.org/donatenow/ or GSP Rescue of New England, PO Box 5731 Wakefield, RI 02880.

      To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas J. Dakin, please visit our floral store.


      Services

      CALLING HOURS

      Thursday
      August 3, 2023
      5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Fairhaven Funeral Home
      117 Main Street
      Fairhaven, MA 02719



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