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CWA Bargaining Update for Friday, January 27, 2012

From CWA1022

Bargaining continued this week in Rye, NY. In our meetings, the company rejected the Union’s proposals on the Advisory Committee on Healthcare, Healthcare Benefit Coordinators, Pensions, Corporate Profit Sharing and Meal Allowances. The company offered counter-proposals on the Advisory Committee on Healthcare and one part of our proposal on pensions.

We also met […]

Members Be Aware


I know you are very busy. I like your site and I find it very informative on a daily basis. As a retiree I try to keep up with the current fight with Verizon. This has to be the most important contract in my 44 years of work.

In that time I have spent […]

New York 99%ers Call Out Verizon As A Corporate

West Street Rally January 26, 2012. Photo courtesy of Ed Rosado

By Anthony S Jennings

Verizon Communications has been identified as one of the country’s worst tax dodger, earning more than $32 billion in the U.S. alone between 2008 and 2010 – all while paying an effective income tax rate of zero.

Community members […]

Cablevision Workers Triumph, Brooklyn Technicians Vote To Unionize

Rally to support Cablevision Workers January 16, 2012. Click on the photo to view the gallery.

January 26, 2012

Today, 282 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians and dispatchers in Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 in a union election administered by National Labor Relations Board, overcoming a vigorous anti-union campaign […]

Who Really Pays For The Wireless Infrastructure

By Louis Marinaccio

Years ago, in the days of Ma Bell and her Baby Bells, when ‘the telephone company’ was a monopoly, the baby bells would have to go before the state PSC when they wanted a rate increase. They would have to justify their need for an increase. I remember this would infuriate the […]

Verizon’s Tax-Dodging and Union-Busting

From 2008 – 2010, Verizon paid no federal income taxes. Anyone that paid even a penny in federal income taxes paid more than Verizon did from 2008 – 2010. On Thursday, January 26th, join picketing and protests throughout the country. Watch the video and sign the petition to get ready:

CWA is working in coalition […]

We Will Rock 'Em!!!

Shop Steward Kim Cooper (left) and member Theresa Johnson standing tall with our banner as we leaflet the Water Street Verizon Wireless Store. Photo courtesy of Ed Rosado

Cablevision Workers: Stand and Be Counted!

This Thursday 285 Brooklyn-based Cablevision workers will vote in a election for union representation.

These workers have withstood a blistering assault on their right to form a union. Instead of coming to the table and discussing the merits of union representation in the open, Cablevision management is truly taking the low road, […]

Next Union Hall Call January 25, 2012

Next Union Hall Call update: Verizon bargaining and the important work CWA activists are doing all across the country.

Click here to sign up now to join the call on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 PM EST During 2012 we will build on the energy and excitement of 2011 as we gain momentum and strengthen […]

Comcast, Verizon Wireless Start Co-Marketing Run

This Thursday 285 Brooklyn-based Cablevision workers will vote in a election for union representation.

Comcast and Verizon Wireless this week will launch a marketing program in Seattle, Washington and Portland Oregon promoting their respective services to the other’s customers, ahead of regulatory approval of the deal.

Under the trial promotions, customers who sign up […]