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Company Declares Surplus of 829 Positions from Across New York

Overview of Surplus in New York By Verizon

Verizon Wireline and Corporate Staff units on February 24, 2012, declared a surplus of 829 positions in various locations, organizations and job titles across New York.

The surplus was declared as a process change. For the surplus declaration made, there will be no layoffs. The company […]

Verizon Surplus EIPP

Verizon declared another surplus. The company will mail out the EIPP ‘Enhanced Income Protection Payment’ offers on 2-24-12 to members in the surplus titles. The off-payroll date is April 1, 2012. The FAA ‘Force Adjustment Area’ and job titles are listed below.

Local 1101 Members are in FAA 1

CPS Award

The Company announced today that the CPS award for full time employees is $700.00. The award was calculated at $677.00 but will be paid at the minimum negotiated amount of $700.00.

The award will be pro-rated for part-time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in […]

Verizon To Outsource Some Work From FiOS Office In DeWitt

By Michelle Breidenbach / The Post-Standard 2-23-2012

Syracuse, N.Y. — Verizon has told workers that it intends to use independent contractors to do some work performed by the Fiber Solution Center in DeWitt.

About 300 people work at the FiOS call center, on Thompson Road. They are members of the Communications Workers Association Local 1123.

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From 1101 Member Leslie F. Boas

To Web Master:

It seems you are the only one with a backbone.

You’re willing to keep active and retired people informed. Keep up the good work!

I called the Union, Local 1101 and District 1 with a problem concerning Basic Life insurance. They said they would look into it. It is over two months […]

CWA/IBEW Locals, Bargaining and EIPP Updates

CWA 1108 Tape Call 631-654-1304 2/14/12

COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 1108, PATCHOGUE, NY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 DON DUNN SPEAKING

BARGAINING HAS RESUMED WITH LITTLE TO NO PROGRESS TO REPORT. WE MUST CONTINUE TO MOBILIZE. WE HAVE BEEN SEEING AN INCREASE OF MEMBERS AT THE VERIZON STORES AND THIS MUST CONTINUE. SPREAD THE WORD! […]

General Membership Meeting!

February 22 at 5:30 PM FIT High School 225 W.24 Street, Between 6th and 7th Avenues

Updates on bargaining, mobilization, steward training and union finances.

CWA Union Hall Call Thursday, February 23rd @ 7:30 pm

Join CWAers from around the country on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 PM EST to hear updates on Verizon bargaining and hear from activists around the country as we set our agenda for 2012.

Register for the call here.

The Truth About Strike-Related Disipline

From IBEW Local827.com click on image above to download the PDF file.

More comments on Alleged Strike Misconduct from IBEW local2321.org

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Association Recommends “Retirement Heist” By Ellen Schultz

Ellen Schultz was an award-winning investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She has written a book that is of great interest to retirees of major corporations, like Verizon Communications.

The book documents how companies plunder and profit from the nest eggs […]