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General Membership Meeting - December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @5:30 PM

Contract Ratification Meeting 10-02-2012.

Location: Fashion Institute of Technology W.27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

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Verizon Voluntary Surplus

CWA National Union has been notified by Verizon of a voluntary surplus. There are a total of 18 Titles and 235 members within those titles within force adjustment areas 1, 2 & 3.

The following is a list of surplus titles and numbers within FAA 1, which is the force adjustment area for the Five […]

Schumer Calls For Emergency Power For Cell Phone Towers

SCHUMER: THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS AND FIRST RESPONDERS LEFT WITHOUT VITAL CELL SERVICE IN WAKE OF SANDY, HINDERING RESPONSE AND ENDANGERING LIVES – CALLS FOR PLAN TO ENSURE CONTINUATION OF CELL SERVICE IN THE WAKE OF DISASTERS

Schumer Calls on Federal Communications Commission To Ensure That Vital Communications Networks Aren’t Cut After Storms or Power Failures […]

Verizon Upgrading To All Fiber Optics After Copper Wiring Was Destroyed In Sandy Storm Surge

By Alex Silverman – WCBS – NY

The massive storm surge brought on by superstorm Sandy flooded homes, cars, businesses and a lot of the city’s vital infrastructure in lower Manhattan. At Verizon’s Broad Street central offices, the underground cable vault was badly damaged by the saltwater.

Crews have been working around the clock to […]

Verizon Reports Continued Support for Communities and Relief Efforts

Nov 20, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) — Verizon Wireless announced that its network in the Northeast is once again operating at pre-Hurricane Sandy levels and all locations of its corporate retail stores in the storm-affected area are open for business with the exception of the Wall Street location in Manhattan that sustained damage during […]

CWA Disaster Relief Fund

Applications Being Accepted

The CWA Disaster Relief Fund is a fund to help members who are experiencing a financial hardship due to a natural disaster. The Fund will provide members who have experienced a total loss as declared by FEMA with a benefit of up to $1000 for damages to essential items and essential parts […]

CWA Disaster Relief – Hurricane Sandy Fund

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As President Cohen stated after Tuesday’s elections, “tens of thousands of our members, activists and volunteers stepped up and did amazing work, not only returning President Obama to office but in electing representatives who will stand with working Americans.” We can all be proud with the difference we made!

But while […]

Employees Respond Generously to Hurricane Sandy Relief

As of 11-9-2012, more than 5,500 employees have donated $534,682 to the Verizon Foundation’s Disaster Relief & Recovery Program. The 2:1 match (after confirmation) is $1.05 million, bringing the total to $1.58 million.

In addition, Verizon Wireless customers have donated $2.77 million through the text-to-donate campaign. With the pledge to match the donations up to […]

Teachers unions show renewed strength in wake of elections

By Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report

President Barack Obama’s re-election on Tuesday — along with Democratic victories in key states — marked a reprieve for teachers unions after a difficult year of political attacks and shrinking membership.

The defeat of Indiana’s Republican superintendent of public instruction, Tony Bennett, combined with labor-friendly results on a series […]

In Michigan, a Setback for Unions

By Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times

Hoping to set a precedent for other states, Michigan’s labor unions spent months pushing a referendum to amend the state’s Constitution to prohibit the legislature from ever enacting a law that would curb the powers of public employee unions.

But this push to enshrine collective bargaining […]