Local 1104 News Archive

  • /Presidents Message

    Happy Labor Day

    Monday is Labor Day, the one day of the year that we celebrate the worker. Since the first Monday in September became a Federal Holiday in 1894, we have made great strides. A 40 hour work week, the weekend, safety protections, and the right to collectively bargain have all been fought for and won...

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    Union Election

    CWA Local 1104 will be holding elections for Officers, Business Agents and Convention Delegates from September through November. Nominating petitions will be available beginning on September 15th at 8:00 AM. Ballots will be mailed out on October 16th and must be returned by November 3rd. Only...

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    2017 Awarded Scholarship - 22 Winners

    CWA Local 1104 awarded twenty-two (22) scholarships. A total of $23,000 was given to the children and grandchildren of our members and retirees. We at Local 1104 hope this money will help in their pursuit of higher education and that they will have a successful school year:   Active: – $1000 each:...

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    Defensive Driving Classes

    Our Defensive Driving Program has been very successful. This six-hour course is offered to all active members and their spouses.   Completion of the program will afford you a 10% discount on your auto insurance and a point reduction on your license. The course will be offered on:   Wednesday and...

  • /Political Action

    Stop What You Are Doing and Make The Call Right Now!

    Due to our work and calls, we will get our Call Center Bill passed in the Assembly today.  It is going to be held up in  the Senate if we Don't take action TODAY! THE SESSION ENDS TODAY! WE ONLY HAVE TODAY TO GET IT PASSED!  Verizon has sent at least 1000 call center jobs overseas. NYS Senate bill...

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...

  • /Presidents Message

    New Business Agent

    The election committee of Local 1104 has announced that that Tom Finn has won the election for Business Agent, representing Construction and Real Estate here in Local 1104. Congratulations to Tom!  

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    Verizon Surplus Announced

    Here are the surplus titles and numbers declared by Verizon.  If you are electing to leave the payroll, please call the Local to assure your pension eligibility. This is a regular IPP (EIPP). Click here to download the letter from Verizon with Surplus titles.  

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    2017 Summer Camp Form and Reimbursement

    What is the Summer Camp Program? The 2017 Summer Camp includes summer day programs as well as overnight camp programs and is made available through the Local and NY/NE Regional Work & Family Committee. The fund will reimburse up to $600.00 per child for summer camp expenses incurred between...

  • /Presidents Message

    7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation standards save lives. It's estimated that...

  • /Presidents Message

    One Year Since the Strike

    Tomorrow will be 1 year that CWA President, Chris Shelton called for a strike against Verizon. We stood together at 6 a.m. on a chilly morning in front of 741 Zeckendorf Blvd. not knowing what our future would hold. It was a huge risk, but a risk we had to take. Verizon's greed forced us to the...

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    CWA 1104 Scholarships

    Local 1104 has a Scholarship Fund for the benefit of its members and their families. The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the Executive Board based on the funds available. This year we will award twenty scholarships – sixteen for active members and their families ($1000...

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    CWA 1104 Bob Lilja Memorial Golf Outing - July 11th

    To benefit the new york association of blind athletes.   Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Bergen point golf course West Babylon, NY 11704 Shotgun start 8:30 a.M. 7:00 am registration with full breakfast; lunch with two-hour open bar at 1:30 pm   $115 per 1104 member$100 per 1104 retiree$135 per guest...

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    New Contract and Election

    I would like to start by congratulating the Graduate Student Union for overwhelmingly approving their contract.  At Local 1104 we represent thousands of graduate students at the four university centers, Stony Brook, Binghamton, Buffalo and Albany, as well at the state colleges.  For the next three...

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    Graduate Students Approve Contract

    We are very happy to report that our Graduate Student Union has overwhelmingly ratified, the 3 year contract that was recently bargained with the State of New York. Great job by everyone involved in reaching a very fair settlement with the State. Thank you all.

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    Bill to Save US Call Center Jobs is Introduced

    Today, the "U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act" was introduced in both the House and Senate, to protect workers and consumers and to curb the off-shoring of American jobs.  The legislation requires that U.S. callers be told the location of the call center to which they are speaking...