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    Absence Payout / CPS Award

    Absence Payout: Employees who use four days or fewer of paid or unpaid incidental absence in a calendar year will receive a lump sum payment, prorated for part-time employees. This payment will be included in your March 7th paycheck for the year 2013. If you have any questions or issues, call the...

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    Applying for college financial aid. It can be overwhelming

    Project Grad LI and United Way of Long Island have partnered to offer free FAFSA workshops for college bound students. Come to one of the sessions listed below to get your FAFSA completed. The FAFSA is necessary if you want to apply for federal & state grants, loans, college scholarships and...

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    2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

    Orgininally published on: The Huffington Postby: Bruce Kushnick "Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." Los Angeles Times, Dec 6th, 2013 "Internet Service Providers Are Now the Most...

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    War on the Working Class: 1104 in Action!

    A Rally was attended by about half a dozen CWA Local 1104 members who live around the hamlet of Fort Edward, NY on October 18th. Another GREEDY Corporation wages WAR on the Working Class.  This small community approximately 50+ miles northeast of Albany was blind sided by a large corporation...

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    Assist 1049: Keep Call Center Jobs on Long Island

    When a storm hits and the power goes out, we often share first responder responsibilities with IBEW Local 1049 - these members work at LIPA & National Grid (soon to be PSE&G). National Grid has a plan to send 200 of their essential Call Center jobs to upstate NY. Having a regional...

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    Merry Christmas from CWA 1104: Give to charity list...

    Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us here at the Communications Workers of America Local 1104. You may have heard our radio ad on 94.3 The Shark, B103, WBAB, WALK 97.5 and FLY 92.3. Giving to charity is one thing we love to do here at Local 1104. Join us in giving to those less fortunate...

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    New Yorkers Still Love Their Landlines

    Patch.com Two Hudson Valley Communities beat back an attempt by Verizon to eliminate the tried-and-true copper wiring. Verizon wanted to transition some of our neighbors to a cellular-based network from what phone fans know as the twisted pair. It did not go well. The blowback was fierce enough...

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    Labor Lines: Pension Stripping

    NY State Senator Tony Avella and Manhattan Attorney Ed Stone discuss grave concerns over a new corporate scam to strip pensioneers of their rights and protections by selling off their pension obligatins to insurance companies robbing retirees of recourse to the US Pension Guarantee Corporation in...

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    Time short for sick 9/11 responders to benefit from fund

    As we honor their sacrifices, we urge injured and ill responders and survivors and the loved ones of those who lost their lives to register for the Victim Compensatiom Fund by Oct. 3rd. "Labor representatives and elected officials all worked hard to pass the [Zadroga] law. Now we must ensure that...

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    2013 Scholarship Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 19 Scholarships Award Winners. CWA Local 1104 awarded thirteen scholarships.  A total of $20,000 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...

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    Workers Memorial Mass: Because losing your life should never be a job description

    Monday April 29th at 5:30 pm at St. Patricks Church 5th Ave. & Main Street, Bay Shore, NY.  Let's again come together as one to pay homage to those we lost on the job and offer prayer for our unions who lead, safety to those who toil and justice for those oppressed. Please bring your hardhat/...

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    Win a $5 Elizabeth Arden Spa Certificate! Celebrate Working Women this Mother's Day!

    Contest for our Working Moms. The Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO has an awesome new contest for all you working moms! Win a $500 Elizabeth Arden Spa Certificate! Celebrate Working Women this Mother's Day! In honor of working women this Mother's Day, they are launching  a raffle for a $500...

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