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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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regional Bargaining Report #1

CWA Districts 1, 2-13 as well as IBEW New York (NY), New England (NE) and New Jersey (NJ) opened negotiations with Verizon today. CWA District 1 and IBEW NY and NE are negotiating for new contracts at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester County. CWA Districts 2-13 as well as IBEW NJ are negotiating for […]