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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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    IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund

    "Serving our members in need and our local community"

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    Thank You to our Benevolent Fund Supporters!! 

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    • The IBEW Local 2322 Benevolent Fund will be having it's first fundraising event in over a year.  Please join us for a Cornhole competition to raise money for a great cause or just come and hang out with our fellow Union Brothers & Sisters! See flyer below for details. There will be raffles, cash prizes, live band and tons of fun you don't want to miss out!! 


      If you can't make it, please help us out and donate at paypal.me/2322BenFund


      Edward T. Fitzpatrick - “Eddie”, “Fitzy” - died on July 5, 2021 in North Attleboro, MA, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was the husband of Joanne (Bennett) Fitzpatrick for 51 years.  

      Born on September 20, 1942 in Dorchester, MA and raised in Mattapan, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ann Fitzpatrick. 

      Eddie was a Vietnam War Veteran. 

      Three things defined Eddie’s life: his Catholic faith; his sobriety; and the labor union he fearlessly led for decades. He was a longtime, devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous and his 48 years of sobriety was incredibly important to him.  

      Eddie was a champion for the labor union movement and was especially proud of the “We’re proven, We’re union, Hang Tough” slogan he coined in the 1989 NYNEX strike, one of the few large scale strike victories in recent history.

      Eddie retired from New England Telephone/Verizon in 2015 after 55 years of service. He was the Business Agent and President of IBEW Local 2222 in Quincy (Dorchester) for over 30 years. His devotion to union members and his famous speeches rallying workers were a source of inspiration for decades. His work in the employee assistance program for those suffering from addiction was instrumental in saving the lives, marriages, and jobs of many.  

      He would take a call from a sick and suffering individual at any time of the day or night and was intensely focused on helping others.  He opened his home to those who were lost and taught his children that a “life of service to God and others” was important.  Eddie lived passionately as a man of faith and was certain we are on a spiritual journey from God and back to God.  He was a longtime supporter of the Brockton VA Hospital, the Gavin House Foundation, The Edwina Martin House, Father Bill’s in Quincy, North Cottage in Norton, MCI Cedar Junction, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Norton. 

      He will be dearly missed by his wife, children, and his ten grandchildren. His family promises their Papa that they will never cross a picket line.  

      In addition to his wife, Joanne, he leaves behind his daughter, Kathleen Murphy and her husband, John, of North Attleboro, and their children: Jack, Maura, Aidan and Abigail; his son, Joseph Fitzpatrick and his wife, Alexandra, of Seekonk, MA, and their children: Keegan, Brady and Cooper; and his daughter, Kelly Cinelli and her husband, Matthew, of North Attleboro, MA, and their children: Eddie, Anna and Rocco.  He was the brother of Regina Fitzpatrick of North Smithfield, RI, and William Fitzpatrick of Needham, MA.  He was the brother of the late Joseph Fitzpatrick.

      Family and friends are cordially invited to honor Eddie by attending Visitation with Veteran’s Honors in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA, on Sunday, July 11, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

      Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial with Bagpiper Honors on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish – St. Mark, Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA. 

      There will be no funeral cortege from the funeral home prior to the commencement of the Funeral Mass.

      A Graveside Service with Bagpiper and Military Honors will immediately follow in North Purchase Cemetery, North Main Street, Attleboro, MA.

      Following graveside services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments. 

      As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, please send donations to a sober house or homeless shelter of one’s choosing.

      For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

      Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleborough. (508) 695-0200

      To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Edward Fitzpatrick, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

      https://www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com/obituary/edward-fitzpatrick


      Jeffrey (Jeff) Arsenault, 52, of Taunton, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with leukemia. Jeff was born in Taunton, MA to Henry Arsenault Jr. and Carol (Beaulieu) Arsenault where he remained a lifelong resident. He was the founder and owner of Silver City Hobby shop.
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      Home Garaging has been extended until August 1st.  We have been notified by Verizon that this will be the last extension under COVID.  Work at Home has been extended until October 1st.  The IBEW System T-6 is committed to trying to negotiate a long term or permanent Work at Home Agreement with Verizon for our members.  As more information becomes available, it will be shared with the membership.  

      If you have any questions, please call the Union hall at 508-947-2131

      Thank You and stay safe!

      Download: Home Garaging and Work At Home Renewals.pdf

      Work at Home and Home Garageing have been extended through June 20, 2021. ​


      The Monthly Unit Meetings for June, July and August have been postponed for all Units.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Union Office 508-947-2131

      Stay safe and have a great summer!!

      ~Local 2322~



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

      #1 Against all Directors

      #2 Against

      #3 Against

      #4 For

      #5 For

      #6 For


      https://www.gofundme.com/f/usu6uj-helping-janet


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      It is time for our Annual Scholarship Drive! 

      Attached are the applications for this years scholarships, please see details for both our scholarship programs. 


      It is time for our Annual Scholarship Drive! 

      Attached are the applications for this years scholarships, please see details for both our scholarship programs. 




      Download: Highlights of the IBEW Local 2322 Fairhaven FMA union contract with Comcast.pdf


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