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Verizon Tape!

Tape Transcript: December 2, 2011 – Executive Vice President Angel Feliciano Speaking;

“We have just been officially notified that another of our strike dismissals will be reversed leaving us two, and three of our suspensions will also be reversed.

I urge all members to hold firm – we MUST and we WILL GET JUSTICE for our remaining two members.

The results of our officers elections are posted on the CWA 1101 website: Election Results
The new officers will take office January 1st.”

Verizon Tape

November 4, 2011
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

Ballots for Officer Elections are being mailed November 4, 2011. Any member who has not received a ballot between now and November 10th should call the Election Committee at 212-633-2666 and request a duplicate ballot.

Verizon Tape

October 19, 2011

Executive VP Angel Feliciano:

The number for tonight’s Steward’s Town Hall conference call has been changed due to anticipated high participation.

The new number is 800-260-0702 and the access code is 220974.

New handbills are available for Thursday’s handbilling.  We need your participation.

There will be a rally at 140 West Street this Friday at 4pm.  We urge all Members to be there.

Verizon Tape

October 11, 9:20 PM
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

The Company has presented a new comprehensive proposal and has gone over part of it. We will resume tomorrow morning and go over the whole proposal. We will respond once we have evaluated the entire package.

Verizon Tape

Oct. 6, 2011
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

As a result of an error by the National Union’s Membership System, we have contacted the National Union and the Department of Labor and informed them that we are delaying our officer elections for two weeks to allow our AT&T members to participate in the election.

Bargaining continues with the company answering questions about our
counter-proposals. With the Company still seeking major concessions, your
Bargaining Team is more unified and determined than ever.


Verizon Tape

Executive VP Angel Feliciano
Tuesday, October 4

Your Regional Committee spent the afternoon yesterday presenting a series of comprehensive proposals covering healthcare, returning jobs to the bargaining unit, benefits, absence and job security.

The Company committee had a few initial questions and is currently reviewing our proposals. We expect to meet with the Company to answer any additional questions they may have prior to receiving any counter proposals from them.

Our mobilization at Verizon Wireless and the Apple stores is in full swing as the iPhone 5 debuts today. We need to keep the pressure on Verizon and to continue to get our message out. If you have not already volunteered to handbill at a store location please contact your steward and sign up. By everyone working together from the bargaining table to handbilling the store locations, we will stand strong against Verizon’s attempt to strip our contracts of provisions gained over the last 50 years.

Verizon Tape

Monday, September 19, 2011
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

Your Bargaining Team continues to meet and formulate counter proposals. Contrary to Company propaganda, no strike date has been established. We continue to work through the process.

We will keep you advised on any information as it becomes available.

Verizon Tape

September 07, 2011, 11:00 pm
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton. The discussions centered around the issue of jobs, with the Company providing information provided by the committee. The union will review the information provided before the next meeting relating to jobs.

A joint meeting between the two regional committees and the Company is scheduled for tomorrow Thursday.

Verizon Tape

September 02, 2011
Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

The Regional Bargaining Committees for the north and south met together yesterday to identify and discuss common issues and a united front. These interdistrict meetings will continue.

Our Committee continued to discuss and work on the Union’s proposals. We will continue to work on the proposals and will meet with the company on Tuesday.  

We have spent, the last few days arguing with the company on the lack of concern for their customers and their determination to abandon customer service for the sake of punishing us for the strike by denying overtime. Yesterday they opened up with over 35,000 troubles. They finally declared an emergency and opened up the purse strings yesterday afternoon. Finally they are putting customers first.

This process will not be easy or quick, but with your determination and support, we will get a fair contract.