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    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...

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    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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    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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    Save the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or ObamaCare is under attack.  The Congress and the new administration have committed to repealing it right away.  On Sunday, January 15th at 12:30 PM local leaders including Congressmen Tom Suozzi and Congresswomen Kathleen Rice will be holding a...

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    Secretary/Treasurer Election Results

      Our Election Committee has just announced that Chris Blom has won the election for Secretary/Treasurer of Local 1104. He will take office on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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    Happy Holidays 1104

    On behalf of the Executive Board, Business Agents and Staff here at Local 1104 I want to wish everyone all the best for this Holiday Season. Together as a union we accomplished so much in 2016. We fought for an excellent contract with Verizon in a 7 week strike. Most recently we came to a tentative...

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    Special Election for CWA 1104

    While there is less then a week left in the 2016 Election, CWA 1104 will be holding a Special Election in January to fill the remaining time on Secretary/ Treasurer Edward Connelly's term.  Edward has informed us that he will be retiring in January.  I would like to thank Edward for his service and...

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    Labor Walks

    Local 1104 will be participating in two labor walks tomorrow, Saturday, October 21.  We need as many volunteers as possible to help Jim Gaughran, who is running for State Senate.  That labor walk will start at 9:30 AM.  We are meeting at 168 Main St. in Huntington.  For those members in Nassau...

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    Happy Labor Day Local 1104

    As we approach this Labor Day weekend, I can’t help but reflect on the impact that CWA and Local 1104 had on organized Labor in the past year.  In our current times, with the attack on union workers and the middle class, CWA leadership led nearly 40,000 workers in a 7-week strike that proved quite...

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    Remembering, boycotting and voting

    I hope that this email finds everyone doing well and enjoying their summer.  Below you will find some information on the Annual Horgan Tournament, the reinstatement of dependent care and summer camp reimbursements, the Annual NYC Labor Day Parade and information on the boycott of Mexican made Oreos...

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    Those who support us and those who don't

    As we have discussed, we put together a list of people, businesses and organizations that supported us during the 2016 Strike and a list of those who didn't or crossed the picket lines. I realize we may have missed some for both lists, but we're pretty sure we have covered the majority. For those...

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    Returning to Work

    Tomorrow on June 1, 2016 we will be reporting back to work after 7 weeks on strike against Verizon. As I said before, I am so proud of what this local has accomplished and commitment to the cause of getting a fair contract with Verizon was outstanding.  Chief Stewards, Stewards and our members were...

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