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Chris Shelton: Letter to our members at Verizon regarding the Special Offer


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Local 1101 Election Results

November 7, 2014

Local 1101 members voted overwhelmingly to re-elect President Keith Purce, Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Condy, Business Agents Ken Beckett, Peter Torres, and Val Valentino. Heather Trainor was elected Business Agent for AT&T Mobility/Avaya and Bill Stefandel was elected Business Agent for Southern. Vice Presidents Mike Baxter, Pat LaScala, and Al Russo, and Business Agents Kathy [...]

Update On Proposal For Special Incentive Offer to the NY/NE CWA


Email from Verizon to CWA members 11-5-2014

This is a follow-up to my recent letter to you regarding the Company’s Oct. 2 proposal for an enhanced incentive offer. On Oct. 29 the Company gave the union a slightly revised proposal and provided a deadline of Nov. 7 to reach an agreement. More than a month after the Company made [...]

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. We [...]

VZ Proposal-EIPP Surplus Titles-NYC is FAA1

Update on Verizon's Special Offer

Chris Shelton and Trainor

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 year, the [...]

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 ballot will be [...]

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 company’s actions have [...]

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, paving the [...]

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 has told the [...]