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Congress finally passed the Zadroga Act

Dec 18, 2015

Picture by Stan Honda/AP

The cloud of uncertainty on health care coverage for 9/11 first responders and survivors has been removed. This is the best Christmas present for those in need.

I’m ecstatic for those who will benefit from this bill, but we all know Congress should have done this a lot sooner. Let’s be honest. It took too long for politicians to respond, and American heroes died.

We did everything the politicians asked us to do and they still didn’t act when they had prior opportunities to do the right thing. I’m angry about how business is done in DC. There’s a disconnect between the members of Congress and real people who need help.

I don’t think they did this because they wanted to for moral reasons. I think they did it because they had to for political reasons.

I’ll never apologize for the tactics we used calling out members of Congress in their offices and in the halls of Congressional buildings.

A lot of people came together to make this happen. There are too many people to list. But the point is, we did this together. It’s our story to tell. And we thank you for your support.

Thank you.

John Feal
FealGood Foundation

Source: change.org

Zadroga Act finally passes through Congress; health care program extended 75 years for 9/11 first responders – Daily News story here

District 1 Surplus Notification

     

Open Enrollment – Verizon – Nov. 9-20

Open Enrollment is now open – November 9 – 20. Go to www.verizonbenefitsconnection.com to see your enrollment options. Under the Affordable Care Act, Verizon is required to provide a paper copy of the Summary Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to you to compare plans and make an informed choice. 

Call 1-855-489-2367 and request a paper copy […]

Steward & General Membership/Finance Meetings in November

The next Local 1101 Stewards Meeting will be Thursday, November 12 at 5:30pm, at the High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street, between 7 & 8 Avenues, New York, NY. The Local 1101 General Membership/Finance Meeting will be Monday, November 23 at 5:30pm, at the High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th […]

NYC Labor Day Parade is Saturday, September 12th

The 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade is Saturday, September 12. CWA will be meeting at 45th Street (between 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.) at 10am. This is a great chance to publicize our struggle for a good contract at Verizon with other labor unions and the public. We’ll make our message clear: We […]

We're Not on Strike... Yet

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The Leadership of the CWA & IBEW have decided not to go on Strike against Verizon… Yet.

At this time, your bargaining team has decided that working without a contract is the strongest tactic we have. We can decide to strike at any time. The key issues on the table remain job security, health care, […]

CWA & IBEW LEADERS AT VERIZON ANNOUNCE PLAN TO STAY ON THE JOB & CONTINUE FIGHT FOR A FAIR CONTRACT

Despite $18 Billion in Profits in Last 18 Months, Verizon Still Insisting on Slashing Job Security, Health Care, and Retirement Security; Unions Will Continue to Fight for Good Jobs, FiOS Buildout, and Quality Service. With Company Refusing to Bargain Seriously, Union Bargaining Teams Leave Round-the-Clock Talks; Unions Remain Prepared to Bargain.

CWA […]

Strike Vote = Yes

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Mass Rally NYC 7-25-15

Verizon Bargaining Updates here

CWA News Jul 25, 2015

New York – At a rally today with thousands of workers and supporters, the Communications Workers of America announced that 86% of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. The contract […]

Mass Contract Rally at Verizon: Saturday July 25 at 11am

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Mass contract rally to demand good jobs and FiOS for all.

When: Saturday, July 25th

Where: 140 West St. @ 11:00am

Make plans to come. Bring your family.

Every member should be there!

Our contract! Our fight! Our future!

Click here to download the flier.

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PSC Public Hearing on State of Telecommunications in NYS

Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm. WE NEED TO BE THERE! Last year CWA, together with consumer groups, petitioned the PSC to study the impact of deregulation on the telecommunications industry. We all know what the impact has been! The PSC has finally called for public hearings throughout New York State on the state of the […]