Local 1104 News Archive

  • /Presidents Message

    CWA Stock Proxy Recommendation

                                          Request a Paper Ballot  Vote & Return the Proxy to Your Local CWA urges you to vote by paper ballot, rather than by electronic ballot.  Return your paper ballot to your local so that CWA members can deliver the votes at Verizon’s annual meeting on May 7th...

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    Rally this Wednesday to tell Lee Zeldin No Fast Track on TPP Trade Deal

    Message from President Tom Benedetto   Our union, along with the Long Island Federation of Labor and civic leaders will be joining together this Wednesday in Patchogue outside of rookie Congressman Lee Zelden's office to urge him to oppose fast tracking any trade deal that would send good jobs to...

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    Newsday: Pacific Rim nations is creating political theater beyond the usual party-line divisions

    by Dan Janison, Newsday.   On Long Island, labor unions -- mostly presumed to be constituents of the Democratic Party -- have been slamming the Democratic White House push for unilateral authority to craft a Trans-Pacific Partnership.   That authority is called "fast-track," which Congress granted...

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    Rally Stop #TPP

    It's very apparent that Congressman Lee Zeldin is in support of the job killing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). We must keep the pressure on him and send the message that TPP is bad for our country. A rally is scheduled outside his office on Oak Street in Patchogue on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:...

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    Verizon Announces...

    Verizon announced today that the CPS award for full time employees is $713.00. The award will be pro-rated for part- time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. The award will be paid on March 13, 2015. Absence Payout:...

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    Get out the Vote for Rita Kestanbaum

    Brothers and sisters, if you live within the 19th Legislative District in Nassau County which includes parts of Bellmore, Freeport, Merrick, North Bellmore, North Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh. we are supporting Rita Kesternbaum. If you live in these communities, please spread the word and encourage...

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    FairPoint, IBEW, AND CWA REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS

    FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP); System Council T-9 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL-CIO) Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327; and the Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 1400 are pleased to announce that today they have reached tentative agreements on...

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    Newsday: New Hyde Park Weighs Forcing Removal of Old Utility Poles

      New Hyde Park weighs forcing removal of old utility poles By Lisa Irizarry A Town of North Hempstead ordinance requiring utility companies to remove decommissioned utility poles has inspired members of the New Hyde Park Village Board to consider enacting a similar measure. The North Hempstead...

  • /Presidents Message

    General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 10th

    Message from President Tom Benedetto   I would like to thank everyone for completing the contract surveys promptly.  Our political team has been distributing other political and mobilization materials that require your immediate attention.  Please stay on top of things that are being put out on the...

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    Historic: Tentative Agreement Reached between Cablevision and CWA Local 1109 Brooklyn

    The Communications Workers of America Local 1109 is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative contract agreement covering 262 Cablevision employees in Brooklyn. Details of the agreement are being withheld pending presentation to the members, which will take place at a ratification meeting...

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    Joe Beirne Foundation's Annual Scholarship now through April 30th

    Now through April 30, 2015 applications for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's annual scholarship offering for the 2015 - 2016 school year are being accepted. Fifteen partial college scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be awarded. The winners will also receive second-year scholarships for the same...

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    2015 will be a big year for the CWA

    Message from President Tom Benedetto   Happy New Year!  I hope you all have a healthy and prosperous 2015.   We have many challenges ahead this year, most notably in August when our contract expires with Verizon. In our most recent visits to locations we stressed the importance of every member...

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    TPP is NAFTA on steroids, let's stop it!

    TPP is NAFTA on steroids. It will create more off-shoring of jobs, a ban on Buy American procurement preferences, it will allow for American laws to be reviewed by foreign tribunals empowering them to order payment of U.S. tax dollars to foreign firms that seek to avoid playing by same rules as U.S...

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    CPS Deferrel Letter

    Dear Verizon Employee,      In March 2015, Verizon plans to reward eligible employees for their contributions to the company's financial success with a Corporate Profit Sharing (CPS) award.   The CPS award is a lump sum payment and will be paid to eligible employees onMarch 13 in employees'...

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    Happy Holidays from Local 1104

    Message from President Tom Benedetto On behalf of all of us here at CWA Local 1104, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We are confident that any challenges that 2015 may bring, together as a Local we will persevere and we...

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