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Final Bargaining Report, Tentative Agreement and MOU

Final Bargaining Report, Details of Tentative Agreement & Memorandum of Understanding

39,000 CWA and IBEW members struck Verizon on April 13th because after 10 months at the bargaining table, management had totally refused to address the most important issues for our members. These issues included, most importantly, job security, limiting contracting out of both plant and customer service work, closing of call centers, preserving the Force Adjustment plan, protecting pensions and retiree health care, limiting the company’s ability to transfer us away from our families, abusive supervisory practices, and finally, winning a first contract for retail workers at Verizon Wireless.

The company believed they could win our cooperation on limiting health care costs-AND shove the rest of their demands down our throats at the same time. The unity and determination of our members for 6 ½ weeks on the street-in the great tradition of 1971 and 1989-proved that management was wrong. Our members stood up and fought back, and turned back virtually every concession that remained on the table when we went on strike on April 13th .

Most important, we preserved our job security language, kept call centers open, increased the amount of call center work performed by union members across the footprint, reversed plant contracting initiatives, protected our pensions, 2 gained 1500 new union jobs, AND won a fair first contract for the Verizon Wireless workers.

What follows is a detailed bargaining report. As you read it, you should be proud of what you and your fellow members accomplished for yourselves, and for the entire labor movement, over the last seven weeks. You proved that when working people stand together and fight back, they can win.

Click here for the detailed summary of the Tentative Agreement

Click here for the Memorandum of Understanding

Back To Work Agreement

BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016

Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours.

All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, […]

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 […]

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

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

See more photos here

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 […]