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Fight for your Job Security!

Last Thursday, May 16th, the New York Public Service Commission held a hearing for Verizon’s attempt to abandon the landline in New York. Verizon attempted to amend its tariff so that the company could abandon copper wire in favor of a wireless alternative, called Voice Link.

While Verizon focused on the west end of […]

NY PSC Takes Closer Look at Verizon's Killing of Copper

By Karl Bode

Verizon’s attempt to hang up on their copper networks in Sandy-impacted areas has gotten more complicated after the NY Public Service Commission last week indicated hesitation at letting Verizon disconnect users state wide without first understanding the repercussions. According to regional Long Island news reports, the PSC has granted Verizon temporary approval […]

Verizon: Fiber Upgrades for Hurricane Damaged Areas

By David Salway – About.com

Verizon Strategy Reflects Plan to Upgrade Copper From DSL Service to FiOS Facing criticism from residents in rural areas of the country for abandoning upgrades to aging copper network infrastructure, Verizon executives announced plans to replace copper broadband technology damaged by Hurricane Sandy with newer and faster fiber-based networks.

The […]

CWAers Stand Strong At Cablevision-Optimum

CWA activists, members and supporters were out in force at the Cablevision-Optimum annual meeting today in Bethpage, N.Y., spotlighting the fight for a fair contract for nearly 300 members of CWA Local 1109. Inside the meeting, CWA activists raised questions about the company’s fight against workers who just want a fair contract, questions that CEO […]

CWA Urges The Senate To Confirm All 5 NLRB Nominees

May 23, 2013

A Senate committee cleared all five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, sending them to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

“Workers can’t afford to wait any longer,” said CWA President Larry Cohen. “For 80 million Americans in the private sector, it’s all they have. The NLRB is […]

Verizon to Market Part of Its Historic Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan and Create Mega Call Center in Downtown Brooklyn

New Brooklyn Call Center to Be Staffed by Nearly 1,400 Verizon Employees, Benefitting Local Economy; Company’s Plan Will Also Benefit Lower Manhattan Economy By Verizon – Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — In a move to consolidate its operations and contribute to the flourishing lower Manhattan and Brooklyn economies, […]

May Day Rally for Workers’ Rights, Immigration Reform

May Day NYC – click image to see more pictures.

Across the country, union members joined with people of faith, immigrant families and community activists on May Day to stand up for commonsense immigration reform. In NYC the celebration started in Union Square and ended with a march down Broadway to City Hall. May […]