Verizon Bargaining Report #32

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. On Tuesday, the company presented proposals that represented minimal movement however all of their major concessionary demands remain on the table.

The Committee spent most of today going over data provided by the Company and our research department. Later in the day there were further off the record discussions on call sharing.

There are no more meetings scheduled for this week and we are attempting to schedule additional future bargaining sessions.

Our previous report informed you that Verizon Wireless intends to terminate Local 1109 activist Bianca Cunningham. A rally has been scheduled on September 10th at 6 p.m. outside the Verizon Wireless store where Bianca used to work (86th St. between 21st Ave. and Bay Parkway). At this rally, we will demand that they BRING BACK BIANCA and that Verizon and Verizon Wireless start to bargain seriously at all the tables. Please attend this rally in support of your Union Sister and our fight for fair contracts.

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