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Mass Rally NYC 7-25-15

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!

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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 [...]

Regional Bargaining Report # 12, July 13, 2015, CWA District 1 NY/NE

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CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Bargaining Committees reconvened today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York.  The Union worked on proposals, reviewed information provided by the Company and continues to wait for more information that has been previously requested.  There were no meetings with the Company today.

We [...]

CWA District 1 NY/NE Regional Bargaining Report #6, June 30, 2015

CWA District 1 NY/NE and IBEW NY/NE Regional and Local Bargaining Teams met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee presented proposals to the Company including a proposal to eliminate all Contracting and to stop plans for future contracting.

The Company responded to [...]

Benefits Divide Threatens Labor Peace

The Wall Street Journal, By Vipal Monga and Kimberly S. Johnson,Tue, 30 Jun 2015
Many big companies are pushing to cut spending on employee benefits — from pensions to health insurance — and could face labor strikes as a result.

In all, major employers have about 400,000 union workers whose contracts are up for negotiation this year. [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #5, June 29 2015

CWA District 1 and IBEW met with the Company today in Rye New York where the Company made a presentation on Excise tax, which is a potential tax on health care plans related to the Affordable Care Act. Last week, in the Company’s propaganda they boasted about offering a wage increase to 38,000 workers. [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #4, June 26, 2015

CWA District 1 and IBEW Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee continued making proposals to the Company to improve the working conditions and quality of life for our members. We are waiting for information and data that we have requested from the [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #3, June 24, 2015

The CWA District One and IBEW New York/New England Regional Bargaining Committee met with the company today in Westchester, NY. The first session of the day focused on the questions the committee had for the company on some of their proposals.

During the second session, the Union Committee made it very clear to the Company [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #2, June 23, 2015

In response to Verizon’s opening day bargaining position, Vice President Dennis Trainor said claims about the pay increases they put on the bargaining table yesterday are simply a smokescreen designed to hide the harsh reality of their concessionary demands; deep cuts to pension benefits, skyrocketing increases in medical costs , and the complete elimination of [...]