A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

NY Accepted Volunteers & Oversubscription - Verizon Surplus

On Strike, Day 5, Rally at The Today Show. Seven months without a contract.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

NY Labor Relations Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Please advise your clients with NY volunteers that they can notify the accepted volunteers.

The over subscription will not be accepted. Those employees […]

VoIP bill plug pulled

Legislation removed from Cuomo budget to regulate Internet phone service By Larry Rulison, Albany Times Union

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has removed legislation from his executive budget that would have protected telecommunications companies offering Internet phone service from regulation.

Unions and consumer advocacy groups had opposed the bill, which had the support of companies […]

CWA Bargaining Update

1105 Tape CWA Bargaining Update Monday March 26, 2012 A message from Keith Edwards…. Tape Number: 718-904-1105

Bargaining continued last week with your Regional Bargaining Team meeting on the Company’s call sharing proposal. We gave a counter proposal which gives the Company flexibility but demanded protections that that would eliminate surpluses, eliminate movement of work, […]

CWAERS Across The Country Rally Against Verizon Greed

Across the country, CWA members turned out for the National Day of Solidarity for Verizon Workers, joined by union, progressive and community allies at hundreds of rallies and events.

March 22 became the unofficial kickoff to 99 percent spring/challenging corporate power, when union members and others will again join forces in actions […]

99 Percent Spring/Challenging Corporate Power Is Coming

CWA activists are headed to spring training.

Next month, 2,000 CWA activists will be attending training to lead nonviolent, direct protests aimed at reigniting the enthusiasm and passion of Occupy Wall Street and Wisconsin uprisings. CWA joins more than 60 progressive groups — collectively called the 99 Percent Spring — that will be training a […]

A Big Day In The Fight For Corporate Greed

Labor Day NYC photo by Dawn Sickles

On March 22, Verizon — one of the greediest companies in America — will be getting an earful from people all over the country.

For months, Verizon workers have been struggling for a fair contract. These workers just want a decent middle-class […]

Osha Faults Verizon in Death of Brooklyn Technician

CWA Members at 2nd Ave. during the strike.

Yesterday OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration) issued a press release charging Verizon with five (5) counts of safety violations with three (3) of the five (5) violation being repeat violations stemming from the death of our Brother from Local 1109 who was killed in […]

Verizon Bargaining Report # 63

Mar 16, 2012

The Mid-Atlantic bargaining team met in Rye New York this week. In meetings with the Company, management rejected Union proposals on Call Sharing and Absence and passed counter-proposals on each of those issues. The bargaining team reviewed the Company counter-proposals, discussed them with the Company and asked questions so we are clear […]

Say No To Verizonopoly - Sign The Petition

Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission to purchase additional spectrum from four cable providers. Verizon Wireless is playing a real-life game of Monopoly – teaming up with Comcast, Time Warner, and other cable providers to create a “quadruple play” behemoth and lock consumers into even higher prices.

Don’t […]

Bargaining for Four AT&T Contracts Continues

CWA bargaining teams are continuing separate negotiations with AT&T Midwest, AT&T West, AT&T Legacy and AT&T East. CWA negotiators are reporting tough bargaining at every table and are urging members to keep mobilizing to make certain that the companies know we’re not backing down from our fair contract fight. Those contracts expire April 7. In […]