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If you are called into a meeting by any company manager or corporate security, please tell them...
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer, or Steward be present at the meeting.
Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.



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CWA District 1 NY/NE Regional Bargaining Report #6, June 30, 2015

CWA District 1 NY/NE and IBEW NY/NE Regional and Local Bargaining Teams met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee presented proposals to the Company including a proposal to eliminate all Contracting and to stop plans for future contracting.

The Company responded to [...]

Benefits Divide Threatens Labor Peace

The Wall Street Journal, By Vipal Monga and Kimberly S. Johnson,Tue, 30 Jun 2015
Many big companies are pushing to cut spending on employee benefits — from pensions to health insurance — and could face labor strikes as a result.

In all, major employers have about 400,000 union workers whose contracts are up for negotiation this year. [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #5, June 29 2015

CWA District 1 and IBEW met with the Company today in Rye New York where the Company made a presentation on Excise tax, which is a potential tax on health care plans related to the Affordable Care Act. Last week, in the Company’s propaganda they boasted about offering a wage increase to 38,000 workers. [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #4, June 26, 2015

CWA District 1 and IBEW Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. The Regional Committee continued making proposals to the Company to improve the working conditions and quality of life for our members. We are waiting for information and data that we have requested from the [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #3, June 24, 2015

The CWA District One and IBEW New York/New England Regional Bargaining Committee met with the company today in Westchester, NY. The first session of the day focused on the questions the committee had for the company on some of their proposals.

During the second session, the Union Committee made it very clear to the Company [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #2, June 23, 2015

In response to Verizon’s opening day bargaining position, Vice President Dennis Trainor said claims about the pay increases they put on the bargaining table yesterday are simply a smokescreen designed to hide the harsh reality of their concessionary demands; deep cuts to pension benefits, skyrocketing increases in medical costs , and the complete elimination of [...]

Regional Bargaining Report #1

CWA Districts 1, 2-13 as well as IBEW New York (NY), New England (NE) and New Jersey (NJ) opened negotiations with Verizon today. CWA District 1 and IBEW NY and NE are negotiating for new contracts at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester County. CWA Districts 2-13 as well as IBEW NJ are negotiating for [...]

Local 1103 Tape -"We're In For A Fight"

Tape–Friday, June 5, 2015 10:30 am this is President Kevin Sheil

You will be receiving a letter from the company in the next few days laying out its agenda for bargaining. The letter is not specific in so much as it doesn’t list any demands. Nonetheless, it is clear that they want you to believe that [...]

Local 1101 - VZ Contract Meeting - June 18th

Local 1101 Contract Meeting

Thursday, June 18 at 5:30pm, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27 St, NY NY (between 7th & 8th Ave). NOTE: This is the COLLEGE on 27 St, NOT the High School on 24 St.

As everyone knows, our contract with Verizon expires on August 1, 2015. The regional [...]

Verizon Surplus

“Verizon has declared a surplus condition in 19 titles within the force adjustment areas FAA’s 1 through 6. To alleviate the surplus condition the company will invoke the force adjustment plan of the collective bargaining agreement. This surplus condition has been determined by the company to be due to a process change. ”

If the [...]