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Negotiations over VZ EIPP

October 29, 2014 The Company has made an offer to further negotiate over the “Special” EIPP. They have also sent an e-mail to all of our members attempting to negotiate with the membership to try and divide us. The Union has agreed to re-open negotiations but the Company’s action make these negotiations harder not easier. […]

VZ Proposal-EIPP Surplus Titles-NYC is FAA1

Update on Verizon's Special Offer

From Dennis Trainor, District 1, Assistant to Vice President Chris Shelton. (Photo, Chris Shelton, left and Dennis Trainor, right)

Two weeks ago, the Company approached CWA with a special incentive offer for certain members to leave the payroll. This offer was identical to the offer that CWA rejected last year with a few exceptions.

Last […]

Local 1101 Officers Election - Ballots Mailed

Please Vote! October 15, 2014: Ballots will be mailed to all eligible members.

October 22, 2014: Any eligible member who has not received a ballot in the mail, at home, may request a duplicate ballot by calling the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 800 529-5218. If a member requests a duplicate ballot, only that duplicate […]

Fairpoint Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on Strike

Unions Say Company Refuses to Compromise to Preserve Reliable Service and Good Jobs

Augusta, ME-At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 17th, nearly 2,000 employees of FairPoint Communications (FRP) in northern New England went on strike. Early Friday morning they established picket lines at hundreds of work sites across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

“The […]

FairPoint Freezes Pensions of 2,000 Employees

By Tom Bell

FairPoint Communications on Tuesday froze the pensions of nearly 2,000 employees in northern New England, according to unions representing the employees.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America had been in negotiations for a new contract until talks ended in August when the company announced an impasse, […]

Verizon's Latest EIPP Offer

CWA District 1, October 10, 2014

Memo from Dennis Trainor, Assistant to Chris Shelton, Vice President, District One.

We have received a proposal from Verizon regarding a surplus offer. One of the provisions of the Company’s proposal is to offer an option to make this offer on a local by local basis. The National Union […]

NY labor leader likely next CWA prez

By Brian Mahoney 10-10-2014

The Communications Workers of America, one of the country’s largest unions, may have found a replacement for its outgoing president Larry Cohen. Christopher Shelton, who is Vice President of the northeastern CWA District 1, will run for president of the union next spring. And he appears already to have locked […]