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    NYS Unemployment Insurance

    We have been working with the New York State  Department of Labor on a plan to have members easily sign up for unemployment benefits (U.I.).  They have provided the following link labor.ny.gov/verizonworkers and a fact sheet (below).  Members should file a claim right away to see if they are...

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    Verizon Media Update

    Below you will find coverage of our strike against Verizon in the media and social networks with some video's and information you can share. We are very proud of all of you holding the lines and keeping up pressure at the Verizon Wireless stores. Good turnout at today's rally as well! Don't forget...

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    "Verizon has left us no choice but to strike..."

    Today CWA President Chris Shelton announced that we will be going on strike against Verizon beginning Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. I know how difficult that decision was to make but I believe Verizon has left us no choice but to strike them and continue this fight on the street. I have...

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    Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!

    I would like to wish all of our members and their families the best in the Holiday Season and a great and prosperous New Year. 2015 brought many ups and downs as we represent our members against the Companies they work for. We will continue to fight Greedy Verizon for a fair contract in 2016. Also...

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    Happy Thanksgiving Local 1104

    During this time of Thanksgiving I have been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for. There are the most obvious things; my family, friends and my health, but there is another part of my life that I am thankful for, my co-workers.It is the members of Local 1104 that make the union succeed....

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    Happy Labor Day Local 1104

    Message from Tom Benedetto, President   Labor Day in the United States is defined as a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievement of workers. It constitutes a yearly National tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,...

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    CWA Stock Proxy Recommendation

                                          Request a Paper Ballot  Vote & Return the Proxy to Your Local CWA urges you to vote by paper ballot, rather than by electronic ballot.  Return your paper ballot to your local so that CWA members can deliver the votes at Verizon’s annual meeting on May 7th...

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    Rally this Wednesday to tell Lee Zeldin No Fast Track on TPP Trade Deal

    Message from President Tom Benedetto   Our union, along with the Long Island Federation of Labor and civic leaders will be joining together this Wednesday in Patchogue outside of rookie Congressman Lee Zelden's office to urge him to oppose fast tracking any trade deal that would send good jobs to...

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    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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    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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    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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    Our new website is launched!

    It's official, we have launched our union's new mobile friendly website at cwa1104.com.  You may recognize some of your fellow Local 1104 members in the new banner images. Many members answered the call to pose for photos for our website that place our union in a positive light and we hope to take...

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