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CEOs Rake in More than Their Corporations Pay in Taxes

by Tula Connell, Aug 31, 2011

Former Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg made $18.1 million while the corporation got a $705 million federal tax REFUND.

Of last year’s 100 highest-paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid in 2010 federal corporate income taxes, according to a […]

D.C. OPC Files Petition Seeking Comprehensive Review Of Verizon's Quality Of Service

D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye, People’s Counsel

1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 500 | Washington, DC 20005| www.opc-dc.gov

In response to consumer concerns throughout the District, on August 26, 2011, OPC filed a petition asking the DC Public Service Commission to convene a comprehensive review of Verizon DC’s quality of service. “We […]

“1101 Takes Care Of Its Own”

Local 1101 has a long, proud history of taking care of its own. Throughout emergencies, strikes, and anything else in between, taking care of our Brothers and Sisters has come first. This time will be no different! We have 8 Members who have been suspended for alleged strike activity, three of who have been reinstated! We have negotiated a process that will address every case, and I assure you they will be cared for, but, in the meantime, we have to take care of our 8 Members. Therefore,we are asking every member to contribute $5 a week into the fund to make sure that these Members do not suffer financial harm. Send your checks made out to the “Local 1101 Special Projects Fund”, or hand them to your Stewards or Chief Steward. […]

Come Join Us In Celebrating Labor Day Saturday, September 10

March with CWA Local 1101 up Fifth Avenue to show support for Labor and the Middle Class.

Kickoff time will be 10:15 a.m.. Our location is on 45th Street, between 5th and Vanderbilt Avenue.

Come One! Come All!

United As One! – CWA Local 1101

Don’t Forget To Wear […]

Bargaining Begins Wednesday!

By George Bloom, President, CWA Local 1104 reprinted from The Hub, www.cwa1104.com

We would like to quell any rumors that the CWA or the IBEW asked to come back to work because our members were crossing picket lines. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was Lowell McAdams and Larry Marcus who asked if […]

Verizon Tape

August 26, 2011

Transcript: Executive VP Angel Feliciano

Bargaining is scheduled to resume Wednesday, August 31st.

Contrary to rumors and misinformation being circulated, we are not working under an expired contract. We are working under an extended contract, which means all provisions of the contract are in tact, including medical, arbitration and job security.

As […]

Verizon Workers End Walkout as Company Agrees to Bargain Fairly

Two-Week Strike, Public Pressure Force Verizon Back to Restructured Talks

Verizon workers returned to work this week stronger than ever in their fight for a fair contract, fortified by the bravery they showed in striking during a recession and by the public’s strong embrace of their courage and solidarity.

The 35,000 striking CWA members and […]

Verizon Strike Has Bigger Lessons For U.S. Economy

By Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America – 08/25/11 10:15 AM ET

The 45,000 CWA and IBEW members are hopeful that Monday night’s return to work at Verizon after a two- week strike will bringmeaningful collective bargaining and a good result for all concerned. For us, the strike was about real collective […]

Verizon Goes From Wireless to Shameless

By Ralph Nadar

It was only a matter of time before the “pull down” NAFTA and WTO trade agreements on U.S. wages and jobs would be followed by “pull down” contract demands by U.S. corporations on their unionized workers toward levels of non-unionized laborers.

The most recent illustration of this three-decade reversal of nearly a […]

Bargaining Update

Regional Tables: Aug. 25

Both the North and Mid-Atlantic Joint Regional Bargaining Committees are scheduled to meet in Rye Town, New York on Wednesday, August 31st to reconvene bargaining with Verizon. This “reset” of the company’s bargaining position was made possible by the mobilization efforts of our members up and down the East Coast. Our […]