Local 1104 News Archive

  • /Political Action

    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 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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    On Strike for the Holiday's. Let's support our brothers & sisters at Fairpoint!

    Over the past 6 years, FairPoint Communications executives have led the company into a merger and bankruptcy, resulting in workforce cuts of almost 22 percent. In addition to cutting workers, FairPoint has outsourced jobs in violation of promises made to the New England communities that depend on...

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    Contract Rally at Verizon HQ to Protect Our Jobs & Our Future - December 4th, 6PM

    December 4, 2014 marks the 25 year anniversary of the end of the 1989 strike. Many of us were part of that strike, a lot of us came into the company afterward. We've all benefited from the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters during the strike. Contract Rally at Verizon HQ to Protect Our Jobs...

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    General Membership Meeting - November 18th

    Tuesday, November 18th 6PM LocationAmerican Legion Post 106666 VETERANS BLVD11758 MASSAPEQUA, NYSee map: Google Maps Agenda: Discuss Union Business ELECTION OF CHIEF STEWARDS: In accordance with Art. XIII of the Local's Bylaws, nomination and election of Chief Stewards were held as follows:...

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    FairPoint Strikers Escalate Campaign with NYC Action Against Hedge Fund Angelo, Gordon

      NEW YORK — The FairPoint strike in northern New England spilled over onto the streets of New York City today. Dozens of union activists descended on a conference attended by officials of Angelo, Gordon, the Wall Street hedge fund that owns the biggest stake in FairPoint, the troubled telecom...

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

    Why Start Believing Them Now? Click here to read the pdf of this letter in its entirity.