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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 are standing strong in our fight to protect our jobs and our future.

We have to keep our message front and center in New York City.

Be There! Be Loud! Be Visible!

View or download the parade poster here.

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, retirement security, [...]


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 expires at [...]

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


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.

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


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. [...]