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Campout For Union Apprenticeships

By Linda Schmidt

For almost a week, hundreds of people have been camping out in Queens for the chance to get a job.

The campers are outside the training offices of Ironworkers Local 46 in the Woodside section. They started lining up earlier this week to apply for just 50 apprenticeships.

The line stretches […]

Attorney General Seeks Data On Verizon Workforce Reductions

The NYS Attorney General just intervened in the PSC’s Verizon Service Quality proceeding. The AG has just recommended actions to the PSC including ending Verizon workforce reductions. The Attorney General’s intervention at the PSC confirms CWA’s position that Verizon has been reducing its workforce at the detriment of its customers and our jobs. Here’s a […]

Verizon Hit With Serious Accusation Over 'Poor' Landline Service

Reports of poor landline repair service are piling up in the state of New York, and the attorney general there wants Verizon to provide some answers. Calling it a “shortchanging” of customers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the nation’s largest carrier is spending too much time focusing on the exploding wireless market and […]

Attention Surplus Field Technicians - Last Day To Appy For Special Postings


April 18, 2012

The vacancies for Field Technician are Article 8 Special Postings open for bidding from 4/18/12 through 4/24/12. These Field Technician openings are NOT Specific Posted Vacancies (SPVs). Only Field Technicians and TTA-Field Technicians located in Article 8 Units Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Poughkeepsie may […]

Verizon Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth and Increased Operating Cash Flow in First-Quarter 2012

Verizon Wireless Increases Service Revenues by 7.7 Percent, Expands Margins; Demand Remains Strong for FiOS and Strategic Services


59 cents in diluted earnings per share (EPS), compared with 51 cents per share in 1Q 2011 – a 15.7 percent increase. $6.0 billion in cash flow from operating activities, up $922 million compared with […]

VZ Regional Bargaining #55

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees returned to the bargaining table on Monday April 16, 2012 at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. All of the retrogressive demands that the Company had proposed in August still remain on their agenda.

Wages -.the Company has […]

Upcoming Dependent Verification

Verizon Benefits Verizon has partnered with Hewitt to conduct a dependent verification process to ensure that only eligible dependents are provided with Verizon group health plan coverage. If you have dependents enrolled in Verizon’s group health plans, you need to verify the eligibility of each of your enrolled dependents including your legal spouse/domestic partner and […]

CWA Bargaining Update - April 12

1105 Tape CWA Bargaining Update Thursday April 12, 2012 A message from Keith Edwards….

Bargaining will resume on Monday after 2 weeks due to no rooms being available at the hotel.

I want to go back to the table with more support than ever this time.

Verizon is out to break this Union. Destroy […]

Bargaining Report # 54 - Sunday, April 1, 2012

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees have been meeting at the RyeTown Hilton in Rye, NY for the last ten months.

These committees continued to meet with the Company each day in an attempt to move closer to a fair contract settlement for both the company and our members.

Verizon […]

Serious Consumer Data Risks Highlighted in CWA Report

April 2, 2012

Citing a growing number of security questions surrounding overseas call centers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) today released an updated version of a sobering December 2011 report detailing the linkage between the off-shoring of call center jobs and a range of serious negative effects on U.S. consumers and job seekers, including […]