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NYC court filings detail Verizon's broken FiOS promises

Speedmatters.org, July 21, 2017. New York City's lawsuit against Verizon continues, as the city filed new documents detailing its case. The city argues that Verizon has an obligation based on a 2008 cable franchise agreement to "run fiber-optic cable directly in front, behind, or otherwise adjacent to every residential building in the City."

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Reminder: Summer Camp Reimbursement Program 2017 for Verizon workers, Deadline is Aug 25

The Summer Camp Reimbursement Program is run by the NY/NE Regional & Local Work and Family Committee, a joint union/company committee. 

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We are Making a Difference

Verizon, PSC and CWA to Enter Settlement Discussions on Service Quality Issues, Verizon's maintenance of the copper network, and the failure to build FiOS in much of NYS. 

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CWA reaches favorable settlement in Verizon copper network case before PA PUC

NOTE: The New York State Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on the state of the copper plant and service quality issues in NYS on June 26, 2017. Speedmatters.org. In a big victory for Pennsylvania consumers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has reached a settlement with Verizon that will require the company to repair and replace bad cable, defective equipment, faulty back-up batteries, and to take down 15,000 double telephone poles.

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Verizon 2Q17 Surplus Declaration & Enhanced Income Protection Plan (EIPP)

May 3, 2017. Verizon is declaring a surplus condition in 23 titles in Force Adjustment Areas 1-6. In addition the company is declaring a surplus of Representatives in the Manhattan and Queens Article 8 Units. This surplus is due to process change and the provisions of the respective FAP Articles 8(b) and 10 will not apply in this case.

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Summer Camp Reimbursement Program 2017 - Verizon workers

The Summer Camp Reimbursement Program is run by the NY/NE Regional & Local Work and Family Committee, a joint CWA/Verizon committee. Summer Camp Reimbursement, and Dependent Care Reimbursement, are bargained for benefits. The 2017 Summer Camp includes summer day programs as well as overnight camp programs and is made available through the Local and NY/NE Regional Work & Family Committees.

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Free tuition to SUNY and CUNY students whose families earn $125,000 or less a year

CWA Local 1101 joined Hillary Clinton at LaGuardia Community College in support of  Governor Cuomo's ceremonial signing of NYS's new free tuition program, The Excelsior Scholarship Program. The program was included as part of the states new budget and offers free tuition to SUNY and CUNY students whose families earn $125,000 or less a year.

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Verizon hires ex-Ericsson CEO, sets new operating structure

By Anjali Athavaley, Reuters, 3/31/17. Verizon Communications Inc said on Friday that Hans Vestberg, the former Ericsson chief executive officer, has joined the company and will lead a team building out its fiber network infrastructures amid growing competition from smaller rivals.

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New York City Sues Verizon, Claiming Broken Promises of Fios Coverage

By Patrick McGeehan, NYT, March 13, 2017.  Nine years after Verizon promised to make its high-speed Fios internet service available to every household in New York City, the city sued the company on Monday, saying it had failed to keep that pledge. In a complaint filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, the city contends that Verizon is in breach of a 2008 franchise agreement. 

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Verizon Corporate Profit Sharing Award to be Paid March 10

You should have received the following letter from Verizon. One more benefit we kept due to the strike!  

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