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    Tele-TownHall With Governor Cuomo Tonight

    Tonight, September 6th, Governor Andrew Cuomo is joining CWA members for a special Teleconference Town Hall. It's your chance to hear from him about the issues that matter most to our members: Protecting NY jobs and ending tax breaks for companies which ship jobs overseas Establishing safe...

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    Happy Labor Day

    On Monday we celebrate the Union's holiday, the Worker's holiday- Labor Day. This is the one day of the year that we celebrate the working man and woman. This is the one day that we remember the sacrifices that were made to fight for a job that will pay us well enough to take care of our families...

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    Workers Ratify New Four Year Deal with Verizon

    Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019. The extensions provide for additional...

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    Verizon Contract Vote Tomorrow

    Please be aware that to vote in the Verizon Ratification Contract, ballots will be given out at the following date, time and location:   Thursday, August 2, 2018 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus - Levittown 3581 Jeffries Road Levitown, NY 11756   Thank you in advance for your...

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    Verizon Contract Extension Reached

    CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023. The company and the unions are documenting...

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    Bargaining Has Been Extended

      As you already know,  CWA, IBEW and  Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019.   We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few...

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    Bargaining With Verizon Continues

      Bargaining between Verizon and CWA Executives will continue today. This is week 2 of the established bargaining period. Unfortunately, but understandably there is no information to share regarding this process. We will get information out as soon as we are able to.   As a reminder, HRA...

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    Verizon Bargaining Update

    As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now. However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine...

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    Surplus at Verizon

    A surplus has been declared at Verizon. Please read the message below as well as look at the titles that are involved. Please note that the deadline to accept the offer is May 30, 2018 and the off-payroll date for employees who accept the offer is June 24, 2018. If you have any questions please...

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    Making Safety a Priority

    On May 1st, workers across Long Island will be remembering those who lost their lives while at work during the Annual Workers Memorial Mass. As union members, this is a reality that we do not often have to deal with. Over the last few decades, our stewards and leaders have instilled the importance...

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    Happy Easter and Passover

    I hope that everyone has a Happy Easter and Passover this weekend. Below I have included the application for the CWA 1104 scholarship as well as the rules for qualifying for the scholarship. I encourage everyone who is eligible to submit an application. I have also included some information about...

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    Updates from CWA 1104

    We have few important updates from CWA 1104. In March, members at Verizon should look out for the lump sum absence payments and the corporate profit sharing award. These collectively bargained payments will be included in the first and second paychecks in March. We also have a number of benefits...

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