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    Save Good Jobs: The Call Center Bill

    Four years ago, we drafted simple legislation that mandates that if a telephone and cable company performs a service in New York, then they would have to keep its Call Centers in the areas in which it serves. A common sense approach to ensuring that good jobs stay right here in our communities. But...

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    Call-1-877-255-9417 tell NY politicians pass call center bill

     Call your New York State lawmaker and urge them to co-sponsor S.213 and A.75. This law would create major barriers to moving call centers out of New York State. This bill will require a hearing by the Public Service Commission in the event that a telecommunications or cable company seeks to...

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    Feb 11th Islanders tickets giveaway

    If you love a public worker....enter for a chance to win four free tickets to the Islander’s game Feb 11, 2012!   LONG ISLAND’s PUBLIC EMPLOYEES MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER EVERY DAY, and VALENTINE’S DAY IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SAY WE LOVE YOU BACK! click here to go see some SHORT videos TO LEARN WHAT...

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    Cablevision Workers Triumph, Brooklyn Technicians Vote To Unionize

    Today, 282 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians and dispatchers in Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 in a union election administered by National Labor Relations Board, overcoming a vigorous anti-union campaign led by Cablevision.  They are the first...

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    Media coverage from Occupy Wall Street March Nov. 17th

    The March for the 99% and the Nov. 17th union supported Occupy Wall Street protest were incredible. The following is some of the media coverage from the last week or so. Besides the March and the Nov 17th Rally, CWA also helped release a report from Citizens for Tax Justice on Verizon's tax dodging...

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    Bargaining Reports

    As we get the Bargaining Reports we will post them right here. Click here to DOWNLOAD THE STRIKE FUND FORM and get it back to the local union office. You may also fax the completed form to the union office at (516) 420-8390. Also please call the tape for frequent Bargaining updates at (516) 420-...

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    Ohio Unions get revenge as Issue 2 fails!

    Senate Bill 5, which limited collective bargaining in the name of cost control, was reviled by public employees. Yesterday, voters soundly defeated the proposal and sent a clear message to the governor and the bill’s GOP proponents. By  Jim Siegel  &  Joe Vardon  The Columbus Dispatch A year...

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    The American Jobs Act

    Here’s what the American Jobs Act does:   • First, it provides a tax cut for small businesses, not big corporations, to help them hire and expand now, and provides an additional tax cut to any business that hires or increases wages.   • Second, it puts more people back to work, including up to 280,...

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    Happy Labor Day from CWA Local 1104

    The rights of working people have frequently made headlines this year, locally and nationally. On Long Island, over 5,000 telecommunications workers recently went on strike and teachers on Long Island are being laid off and giving concessions to meet budget shortfalls. Nassau County laid off...

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    To our friends, neighbors and customers - be prepared for Hurricane Irene

    Our members will be working dilligently during this Hurricane to restore service. Residential customers should contact Verizon at 1-800-837-4966 or online at www.verizon.com/support to report any service-related issue. Below are some helpful tips to help prepare you and your family for this...

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    Verizon Goes From Wireless to Shameless

    By Ralph Nadar   It was only a matter of time before the “pull down” NAFTA and WTO trade agreements on U.S. wages and jobs would be followed by “pull down” contract demands by U.S. corporations on their unionized workers toward levels of non-unionized laborers. The most recent illustration of this...

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    Strike is over, back to work Tuesday!

    More details coming soon... Unity @ Verizon text: Thanks to our unity, return to work Tuesday with contract in force. Member update call 11 am Sunday. Bargaining refocused and issues narrowed. All lines to go down as of 3:00 pm Saturday, August 20th. Contact your picket captain, steward or business...

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