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(Not) A Message From Verizon or Verizon Wireless

The holiday season has sparked lots of creativity in our fight for a fair contract at Verizon, from caroling for members of the Board of Directors to the funny video (above).

The company is trying to wear us down, but we’ll keep mobilizing and fighting into the new year! Everyone needs to do […]

Cable Deal Signed, Verizon Pulls Out Of Fios Build Out

By: Alec Dubro, Speed Matters Policy Analyst

A week ago, Verizon announced “a deal to pay $3.6 billion for advanced wireless spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, which it will use for LTE mobile broadband services.”

As a consequence of this deal, Verizon announced that it would not continue to build […]

'The 12 Days Of Verizon'

Photo Courtesy of CWA-Union.org

CWAers, members of other unions, and activists from Jobs with Justice and the Occupy movement sang carols about corporate greed outside the office of Verizon board member Rodney Slater.

Slater, who made $219,000 last year as a Verizon board director, helped the company’s top five executives get $258 million […]

61 Wrongly Fired CWAers Back To Work At Verizon; Fight Continues

CWA has won back the jobs of 61 members wrongly fired for alleged misconduct during the Verizon strike in August, and is continuing to fight for the other 25 members who were terminated.

“If the parties can’t agree on the 25 remaining cases, we strongly believe they should go before a neutral third party arbitrator,” […]

Arbitration Decision: Verizon Business Layoff Case

District 1 received the decision in the Verizon Business layoff case and unfortunately we lost the arbitration.

Follow the link below to view the unfavorable award issued by Arbitrator Tillem.

Verizon Business Layoff Award

Regional Bargaining Report # 51

For the past several weeks, the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees and the CWA District 2-13/ IBEW Mid Atlantic Regional Committees have been meeting at the RyeTown Hilton in Rye, NY. The meetings have been “off the record” discussions in Sub Committees focusing on several major areas of our […]

CWA National Call Dec.15 Features Instant Poll On 2012 Election

Don’t miss your chance to play an active role in next week’s national CWA call, when members will be surveyed about their preference for president in the 2012 election.

By using your telephone keypad, you’ll be able to indicate whether you support President Obama or a Republican, or are undecided. You can also take the […]

Stand with Rep. Bishop's Call Center Bill

On December 8, 2011, your United States Representative, Tim Bishop, introduced a bill that would help good American call center jobs from being “off-shored” abroad by greedy corporations.

Stand with Rep. Tim Bishop’s US Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Bill

Representative Bishop is standing up for middle class Americans in his new Call Center […]

Love Makes A Family

From Move-On Democracy In Action

Excerpted from a special email from Zach to MoveOn members:

My Moms Are So Proud

Wow, you are incredible!!

Over 15 million people have seen my testimony about my two moms before the Iowa legislature, after MoveOn sent it out last Thursday. I can’t tell you how much that means […]

Cohen On 'Ed Show': War On Workers Is Fueling 99% Movement

Citing American Airlines, Verizon and other companies “looking to cut costs at all costs,” CWA President Larry Cohen was featured on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Dec. 2 as host Ed Schultz continued his reports about the war on America’s middle class.

Cohen said corporate greed and virulent attacks from the right are building a strong […]