Local Union 222

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Quick References

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Our training is provided by SELCAT, the South East Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training. 1-678-423-1338

Our Major Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits are provided by LINECO, the Line Construction Benefit Fund. 1-800-323-7268

Our defined contribution plan is NEAP, the National Electrical Annuity Plan. 1-301-556-4300

Our current NEAP contribution for the Outside Construction Agreement is 20 %


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Local News

This page is your direct link to all news immediately affecting the Local.

To remain a strong organization, we need to communicate with each other, and this Web site will help us to share news and stay connected to our union brothers and sisters.

Please check here for any updates regarding the work picture, on the job site news, and more.

Also check here for updates regarding US Labor News, our affiliates, International IBEW news, local classifieds, membership updates and honors, and more.

Update: Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Recovery efforts in the US Virgin Islands are going well.

I wanted to give everyone a statues update in relation to the recovery efforts in the USVI. We have had our temp Local 222 office located in St Thomas since January 8th. It is positioned in the center of the three islands and on a clear day you can even see Puerto Rico. We have established an efficient way to get to St Croix via water air craft or land based air craft and to St Johns Island using the car barge. Puerto Rico may also be reached by land based aircraft. All islands are accessible in under an hour.

Simple things like data based phone service, WIFI and reliable electricity are more like luxuries here and it took a while to realize this. I met an islander who laughed at the fact that I didn't have a bank of battery backups on the fridge. Who has ever heard of this? The locals seem to just roll with it and find humor in the fact that we mainlanders are so easily aggravated by the lack of these luxuries.

From day one the locals have gone above and beyond to watch over our activities and see to it that we are safe and feel at home here. They are so appreciative of the men and women and the work we are doing here.

I could easily write a book in relation to the heroic and selfless tasks that our brothers and sisters have performed here. For instance, there is a dog that seems to hang around at every show up. On a daily basis the men feed and comfort this dog and have nursed it back to health. At Christmas many Linemen took up a collection on St. Thomas. They bought gifts to give out to all the children they could find while working on the island.

IBEW member Rodell Welsh, has participated in some of the local fundraisings that helps assist the Islanders and gives an opportunity for us as members to give back. The back story to this brother is quite inspiring in itself. Brother Welsh worked for WAPA before coming to the states to successfully complete the SELCAT apprentice program. He has returned to use his craft and restore power to an island he once called home.

One of the highlights of my experience was being chosen to give Brother James Hamilton his 50 year pin and certificate for his loyalty and faithful membership to our brotherhood. Brother Hamilton also helped as a Job Steward and was Santa Claus to an orphanage in St Croix where our members provided presents to those who needed it the most.

I was able to interview Brother Hamilton and was very inspired and moved by his comments. When asked about his experience coming up in the trade, Brother Hamilton mentioned that one of his very first jobs, he was given a set of banjo sticks and a spoon and was to hand dig holes for transmission poles. At the end of the day the rest of the crew would come in with an old A frame truck and set the poles. When asked about his early days as a tramp lineman he said he would get around with a tent and a motorcycle. When asked his opinion about some of the best advancements in the trade in his 50 years he said safety, mainly tailboards. He says that every crew should take them seriously.

That is all for now. Brothers don't forget those who have worked hard to get the IBEW where it is today.

Fraternally,
Donnie St. John

Update From Your President

Brothers and Sisters,
I am happy to report that after Hurricane Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, line work in the state and the islands have started to get back to normal. Local 222 would like to thank all of the travelers from all over the country and Canada who came to our jurisdiction to help. As many of the Local 222 members found out, working with travelers also brings along the responsibility of explaining our contract, the type of work we do in our jurisdiction and to stand up for why and how we do it this way. As a member of the IBEW Local 222 it is our sworn duty to protect our jurisdiction. The same goes when a member of Local 222 travels out to another Local. Follow their rules, protect their jurisdiction, and check in when you get your referral. We must remember that where ever you go you're a member of this great Local. Be safe, work safe and be your brother's keeper.

Willy Dezayas
IBEW 222

New Dispatcher, Danny Marshall

We'd like to formally introduce you to our new Dispatcher, Danny Marshall. Danny comes to Team 222 from the field as a Journeyman Lineman. When in the field, he worked mostly with C&C Powerline, SPE Utility Contractors, and the City of Tallahassee. It is important to note, with Fred's retirement last year, we also retired the FMorgan email address. For all book sign and dispatch needs, please email Danny at his new email address: Dispatch@IBEW222.org

South Florida Update: March 2017

The work picture in South Florida is looking well and is expected to be going strong for the future -- with projections of a positive work picture through the end of 2018.

By our estimates, there are approximately 200 members employed with Union contractors in South Florida.

In substation work, Hooper has been able to hold their own, working as many crews as possible even though the Non-Union contractors are all over the area. They have even been able to put some apprentices to work.

In distribution, we have a pretty substantial representation. ARC American has been working in South Florida for the past six month doing distribution in Miami and Broward County and is consistently working about 15 lineman. Michels Power is working in the Keys and they picked up some work in Broward County doing distribution. Heart Utilities has pick up distribution in South Florida. They were awarded the contract for changing out the trip savers on FP&L property. Edison is working in Broward doing distribution. They are in negotiations with FP&L for a five year contract extension.

Jordan High Voltage is doing distribution and underground in Dade and Broward counties -- working about 40 men consistently. Richardson-Wayland is working in Miami doing underground and is going strong. They're even looking to put more crews on in the up and coming weeks.

Extreme has been working in Okeechobee and has pick up more work in West Palm.

W.A. Chester is finishing the pipe cable work they had in Miami.

As Local 222 and our contracting partners continue to grow in Florida -- especially South Florida -- we must continued to reach out to any and all qualified workers in our industry. An abundance of work can only be successfully and safely completed by the organization who has the most qualified members. IBEW Local 222 has all intentions of being that organization.

Fraternally,
Willy Dezayas

Membership News

How To Get On The Out Of Work List

All book signs must include first and last name, telephone number to be reached at, card/ticket number, and a sentence expressing your wish to be put on the books.

1. Members of Local 222 can mail in a post card or blue out of work card to get on the books. When you mail in a post card we take the post-marked date to enter your name on the out of work books.

2. Members can E-Mail local 222 at (office@ibew222.org).

3. Members may also send in a fax.

4. You can come to the office and sign the out of work book.

Let Us Know When You Move

Please be sure that the Local Union Office has your current address and phone number on file. We will need to notify your funds and health insurance, as well as the International Office should you move. You might want to include your E-Mail address as well. This will ensure we can better keep in touch with you.

Officers

President: William Dezayas

Vice President: John Harrell

Recording Secretary: Fred F. Morgan

Treasurer: Shelby Mathis

Business Manager / Financial Secretary and Delegate to the International Convention: William F. Hitt

Executive Board:

James Puzon
Robert Pitts
Brent Ruedeman
Danny Powell

Examining Board

Pat O'Connor

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