Local 1104 News Archive

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    Happy Labor Day from CWA Local 1104

    The rights of working people have frequently made headlines this year, locally and nationally. On Long Island, over 5,000 telecommunications workers recently went on strike and teachers on Long Island are being laid off and giving concessions to meet budget shortfalls. Nassau County laid off...

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    To our friends, neighbors and customers - be prepared for Hurricane Irene

    Our members will be working dilligently during this Hurricane to restore service. Residential customers should contact Verizon at 1-800-837-4966 or online at www.verizon.com/support to report any service-related issue. Below are some helpful tips to help prepare you and your family for this...

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    Verizon Goes From Wireless to Shameless

    By Ralph Nadar   It was only a matter of time before the “pull down” NAFTA and WTO trade agreements on U.S. wages and jobs would be followed by “pull down” contract demands by U.S. corporations on their unionized workers toward levels of non-unionized laborers. The most recent illustration of this...

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    Strike is over, back to work Tuesday!

    More details coming soon... Unity @ Verizon text: Thanks to our unity, return to work Tuesday with contract in force. Member update call 11 am Sunday. Bargaining refocused and issues narrowed. All lines to go down as of 3:00 pm Saturday, August 20th. Contact your picket captain, steward or business...

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    Massive Rally & March on VZ HQ Sat. July 30th @ 11 am

     It is vital that all members who are not working attend this rally. We have a couple busses meeting at the Zeckendorf parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday morning, so please call the union office to RSVP. NO EXCUSES! This is a must attend. If you are taking public transportation, please notify your...

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    VOTE YES! 8.1.11 New Nassau Coliseum

    This plan will create 1,500 Construction Jobs and over 3,000 permanent jobs! We need full participation for campaign operations. Keep checking this page and cwa1104.com for upcoming volunteer opportunities. Labor Walks  Saturday July 16th 9:30 am Teamsters Local 282 2500 Marcus Ave in Lake Success...

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    Updated WFAN Ads & Mets Tix Contest

    We are excited to announce that from June 22nd through the end of August, CWA Local 1104 will be sponsoring the "Call to the Bullpen" during Mets games on AM 660 WFAN.    Plus we will be running 10 & 30 second ads on every game with a WFAN website presence.    We have pairs of tickets to some...

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    Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, May 14th

    Simply leave non parishable food items in a bag for your union letter carrier on Saturday, May 14th. The food collected will be brought to a sort location and then distributed to soup kitchens, food pantries and children and senior centers across Long Island. You may also bring food to your post...

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    Verizon Contract Bargaining Survey

    The Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, is distributing a questionnaire to help prepare for our next contract negotiations with Verizon in 2011. The completed questionnaires will be carefully tabulated, and the results will be used by your bargaining team to determine which issues are most...

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    Verizon contracting out!

    Verizon has notified the National Union that they intend to use independent contractors to perform all the work associated with the following functions:   Corporate Telecom ServicesCable Locate WorkCoin Collection WorkFiber Solutions Center Work   We have responded to the Company that their...

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    Call Now & Stop the Political Gridlock

    The rules of the U.S. Senate have been abused to prevent pro-Labor laws from being passed. The Senate should not be run by the minority – every bill should get debated on the floor, and the minority should have to hold the floor when they filibuster. Secret Holds must end. Call your Senator and...

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    CWA Hockey Turkey Classic

    It is the 2nd annual CWA Hockey Turkey Classic. Come out with your family, friends and co-workers to watch some awesome hockey at 1 pm as the NY Islanders take on the NJ Devils, then stick around and watch Local 1104 battle Local 1108 for the famed Turkey Cup in the 2010 CWA Hockey Turkey Classic....

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    One Nation Rally in D.C.

    We have very limited seats on our bus heading to the HISTORIC ONE NATION MARCH ON WASHINGTON ON Saturday, October 2nd. CWA local unions will all be sending buses, as well as other local unions from different trades and crafts from Long Island. For information about the march vist the National Union...

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    Labor Day

    Labor Day: How it Came About; What it MeansLabor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,...

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    Call Centers should stay in NY

    This Opinion piece was printed in the Binghamton Press & Sun on Monday, August 2, 2010 and a similar Op Ed was printed in the Long Island Business News. Call Centers should stay in New York   There are a couple of unsigned laws being floated around up in Albany, and in the often confusing and...

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    Grad students say Stony Brook violated speech rights

    By DAVE MARCUS, Newsday Four graduate students at Stony Brook University have sued university and SUNY officials, saying they were deprived of the right of free speech when they were barred from the inauguration of Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., who became president last October.   The students...

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