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1101 Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

The First Memorial Day By Larry Bowers, Associate press

According to professor David Blight of Yale University’s History Department, the very first Memorial Day was observed by former black slaves at the Washington Race Course in Charleston, S.C., at the end of the Civil War.

Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner – The first Memorial Day

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Democrats Put 5 On The Ballot For New York State Attorney General

CWA members from District One attended the second day of the Democratic State Convention to show their support for Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. Assemblyman Brodsky, along with 4 other declared candidates, was at the primary in hopes of winning the majority of votes to be the next Democratic candidate for Attorney General.

The State Party Chairman, […]

IPP Forms Due Tuesday June 1st

Transcript: Executive Vice President Angel Feliciano speaking

We want to remind any Members interested in accepting the IPP package, that the forms must be faxed in no later then 11:59 PM, Tuesday June 1st.

Thank you for calling and please keep in touch with these tapes

1101 Executive Board Wraps-up Building Meetings

Should I stay or should I go?

CWA 1101 Secretary Jim Trainor, Vice President Joe Manley and Executive Vice President Angel Feliciano (left to right)

The 1101 Exec. board has been conducting meetings at Verizon building locations to discuss the IPP/Pension offer.

Executive Vice President Angel Feliciano, Secretary Jim Trainor and Vice President Joe […]

Workers Join CWA In Record Time And At Record Pace

Just a few weeks after 309 workers at AT&T Mobility in Indiana won CWA representation, more than two-thirds have signed up as members and nearly half have joined CWA-COPE.

“Mobility workers are excited to be part of CWA and understand the importance of supporting and participating in political action,” said CWA Local 4900 President Tim […]

Verizon West Members Overwhelmingly Approve Contract

In a huge vote, CWA members at Verizon West ratified a three-year contract that increases wages by 8.25 percent and holds the line against health care cost-shifting for 5,500 workers in California.

CWA District 9 Vice President Jim Weitkamp said that a very high percentage of members returned ballots; members voted by a margin of […]

Retirement Seminar with Treasurer Terry Daly

The 1101 Executive Board has been conducting Retirement Seminars at various work locations to go over the enhanced IPP/Pension offer.

1101 Treasurer Terry Daly has been running the evening Retirement Seminars at local headquarters. On May 14th Terry opened with, “First you have to decide, are you going or are you staying. Can you […]

Split Decision on Verizon-Frontier Deal

Charleston, West Virginia – The Communications Workers of America said today it is weighing all options after yesterday’s approval by the West Virginia Public Service Commission of the sale of the Verizon’s phone lines in the state to Frontier Communications.

“We’re in the process of evaluating the order,” said CWA District 2 Vice President Ron […]

In Germany, T-Mobile USA Workers Learn 'Respect is the Difference

It was an eye-opening experience for T-Mobile USA workers to see firsthand how differently their company treats workers in Germany.

During the 10 days that T-Mobile USA workers spent in Germany for the Deutsche Telekom annual meeting and other events, meetings with their German colleagues strengthened their commitment to continue the fight for a union […]

Protecting Workers’ Rights, Broadband Key to Green Jobs Being "Good Jobs"

Protecting workers’ rights and building out high-speed broadband to every community will spur the economic growth our country needs and create quality, union, green jobs, CWA President Larry Cohen told participants at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference.

Cohen said access to high-speed broadband networks is critical to the economic survival and growth of rural […]