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Safety is Number One!

Lobby at 140 West Street, NYC. (Photographer unknown)

The entire downstate area has been devastated due to Hurricane Sandy! With all the floods, power outages and fires, the Executive Board hopes you and your families have made it through the storm safely.

For those that were able to make it […]

Hurricane Sandy

Update Monday @ 5:30 pm: The field technicians in my group were told that they could head home around noon today. We will be expected to report to work again tomorrow on 10-30-12, if possible. The technicians that could not report to work were given three choices for their time; it was recommended that they […]

Ratification Bonus, General Wage Increase for East Associates

Eligible East associates represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, are eligible to receive an $800 ratification bonus and a general wage increase (GWI) with an effective date of Oct. 21, 2012.

The agreements provide for an increase of 2.25 percent in the basic weekly wage rate which will […]

Premiums for Verizon Medical Coverage - Open Enrollment

Opting out of coverage or changing your family coverage level must be done by October 26.

Premium payments for Verizon medical coverage become effective November 1, 2102. Monthly contributions will be deducted by the Company beginning with the paycheck on November 8, 2012.

Any member who wants to opt out of coverage or convert from […]

Elections and Union Hall Call October 18, 2012

Elections are about choices. In 2012, the choice is clear for American Workers.

Do we want more tax breaks for the wealthy? Do we want to gut the Medicare and Social Security safety net for millions of Americans? Or do we want an economic recovery in which we participate? This site presents the facts about […]

Verizon Contract Ratified

Washington, D.C. — Members of the Communications Workers of America at Verizon Communications ratified a four-year agreement covering about 35,000 CWA represented workers from Virginia to New England. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers also voted to ratify a four-year agreement. IBEW represents about 10,000 Verizon workers.

Contract highlights include an 8.2 percent […]

Letter From Keith Purce

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The vote results for the Verizon contract ratification vote are in. The contract was rejected in 1101. The contract passed overall across the Maine to Virginia footprint. This means the contract is ratified and goes into effect Sunday, October 21st. CWA has requested that Locals do not publicly publish their numbers. […]

CWAERS Take Action on Call Center Jobs

“There are more than 5 million customer service workers in the United States, employing more than 4 percent of the American workforce,” said Chief of Staff Ron Collins. “The more CWA can grow and organize this key sector, the better we can reduce workplace stress, negotiate better working conditions for our members and, most importantly, […]

Verizon Unions Due to Vote on Contract Friday

On Strike – Last August in NYC.

By Linda Sadlouskos, Patch

Verizon Unions Due For Friday Vote on Contract; New contract to replace agreement that expired August 2011 would take effect if unions vote to ratify.

The tentative contract agreement reached last month by negotiators for Verizon Communications and wireline and communications unions for […]

Update on Contract Ratification Vote

CWA and IBEW nationally are still collecting the vote counts from the different locals. They’ve asked all the Locals to hold off posting their results until all of the numbers are in, at which point they will issue the final results. As soon as we have that information we will make it available. Thank you […]