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Verizon Declares Surplus (Process Change)

Verizon has declared a surplus in FAAs 1-6.  This surplus  has been determined by the Company to be due to a process change, not an external event. The provisions of FAP Articles 8(b) and 10 will not apply. CWA Local 1101 titles affected by the surplus appear in column marked FAA1.

There are a total of 190 declared surplus in FAA 1.  They are as follows: Accounting Financial Clerk (8); Administrative Assistant (38);  Building Servicer (3); Cable Splicer Technician’s Helper (1); Central Office Technician (38); Coin Telephone Collector (14); Drafter (2); Facilities Specialist (4); Materiel Attendant (1); Materiel Equipment Technician (11); Material Systems Technician (5); Network Services Coordinator (5); Office Assistant (11); Senior Administrative Assistant (11); Special Assistant (19); Special Representative (6); Storekeeper (1); Translations Administrator (12).

If the surplus condition requires the use of the Enhanced Income Protection Plan (EIPP) under step three of the Force Adjustment Plan, the EIPP packages will be distributed to employees in the surplus titles and FAAs involved by November 26, 2014.  The election period will be until December 10, 2014, and the off-payroll date will be December 21, 2014.

The surplus numbers for the different FAAs affected are listed in the document below.  Click here to download the full list of titles in each FAA.

Rally to Protect our Jobs and Our Future

Where will you be Thursday, Dec 4?
Rally to Protect our Jobs and Our Future
Verizon Headquarters, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 6pm

Click here to download flier

Verizon CEO McAdam made more last year than the company paid in taxes.
Verizon is refusing to extend the FiOS build, leaving many communities without access to essential high speed internet service.
There’s plenty of work, [...]

Chris Shelton: Letter to our members at Verizon regarding the Special Offer

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Local 1101 Election Results

November 7, 2014

Local 1101 members voted overwhelmingly to re-elect President Keith Purce, Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Condy, Business Agents Ken Beckett, Peter Torres, and Val Valentino. Heather Trainor was elected Business Agent for AT&T Mobility/Avaya and Bill Stefandel was elected Business Agent for Southern. Vice Presidents Mike Baxter, Pat LaScala, and Al Russo, and Business Agents Kathy [...]

Update On Proposal For Special Incentive Offer to the NY/NE CWA

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Email from Verizon to CWA members 11-5-2014

This is a follow-up to my recent letter to you regarding the Company’s Oct. 2 proposal for an enhanced incentive offer. On Oct. 29 the Company gave the union a slightly revised proposal and provided a deadline of Nov. 7 to reach an agreement. More than a month after the Company made [...]

Negotiations over VZ EIPP

October 29, 2014

The Company has made an offer to further negotiate over the “Special” EIPP. They have also sent an e-mail to all of our members attempting to negotiate with the membership to try and divide us. The Union has agreed to re-open negotiations but the Company’s action make these negotiations harder not easier. We [...]

VZ Proposal-EIPP Surplus Titles-NYC is FAA1

Update on Verizon's Special Offer

Chris Shelton and Trainor

From Dennis Trainor, District 1, Assistant to Vice President Chris Shelton. (Photo, Chris Shelton, left and Dennis Trainor, right)

Two weeks ago, the Company approached CWA with a special incentive offer for certain members to leave the payroll. This offer was identical to the offer that CWA rejected last year with a few exceptions.

Last year, the [...]

Local 1101 Officers Election - Ballots Mailed

Please Vote!
October 15, 2014:  Ballots will be mailed to all eligible members.

October 22, 2014:  Any eligible member who has not received a ballot in the mail, at home, may request a duplicate ballot by calling the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 800 529-5218.  If a member requests a duplicate ballot, only that duplicate ballot will be [...]

Fairpoint Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on Strike

Unions Say Company Refuses to Compromise to Preserve Reliable Service and Good Jobs

Augusta, ME-At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 17th, nearly 2,000 employees of FairPoint Communications (FRP) in northern New England went on strike. Early Friday morning they established picket lines at hundreds of work sites across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

“The company’s actions have [...]