Verizon Striking Members to Receive IRS form 1099

As per IRS regulation, CWA Local 1101 will be issuing 1099-misc for Strike Benefits received during the 2016 Verizon Strike. CWA Local 1101 is recommending that you report the 1099 when you file your taxes. Only weekly flat payments received during the Strike will be reported on the 1099s. Reimbursements for Gas Receipts and Medical Expenses are not reported.

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2017 Annual Open Enrollment Dates for Verizon: Nov 7 - 18

This is your opportunity to review your benefits and make any changes to your benefits. Retirees are urged to make any changes during the annual enrollment period, however they  continue to have "Anytime Enrollment". When a retiree makes a change outside of the Annual Enrollment period, the change is effective the first of the month following a 30 day period. So, under "Anytime Enrollment" a retiree could make a change up through November 30, 2016 to be effective January 1, 2017.

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Medicare Advantage Enrollment Information for Verizon Retirees

Below please find find the UnitedHealthcare Pre-Enrollment Plan Guides for the MEP HCP and HCN Advantage Plan option.  This is a UnitedHealthcare initiated communication that was mailed in early October to any retiree and/or dependent who will be Medicare-eligible as of January 1, 2017.

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Medicare Advantage Informational Meetings for Verizon Retirees

Updated List as of October 18, 2016. United Health Care had a delay in getting retiree meeting invitations to retirees, which impacted meetings scheduled the week on October 10th.  To address this, United Healthcare has added additional meetings to cover impacted locations.

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Why Verizon Is Closing Call Centers After It Said It Wouldn't

By Aaron Pressman,, October 13, 2016. Probably the biggest issues in the bitter, seven week strike by workers at Verizon Communications this spring was job security-especially for call center employees.And the lowest point of the entire dispute came when striking workers went to the Philippines to see an outsourced call center and were chased through the streets by Verizon's armed guards.

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Verizon workers in Pennsylvania can now be fired if they fix copper phone lines

By Jon Brodkin,, 10/5/16. Techs must try to replace broken copper lines with wireless, Verizon memo says.  Verizon has told its field technicians in Pennsylvania that they can be fired if they try to fix broken copper phone lines. Instead, employees must try to replace copper lines with a device that connects to Verizon Wireless's cell phone network.

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New York City Says Verizon Has Failed to Meet Fios Targets

By Ryan Knutson, Wall Street Journal, 9/13/16. New York City notified Verizon Communications Inc. Tuesday the company was in default of an agreement to build Fios cable connections across the city, escalating a fight that began last year. The city alleged last summer that Verizon has failed to make its Fios network available to every home as required under the 2008 agreement. After more than a year of talks, city officials say Verizon still hasn't made meaningful progress.

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Fire Safety Directors & Building Evacuation Supervisors at Verizon COs Petition to Join Local 1101

Sixty Fire Safety Directors (FSDs) and Building Evacuation Supervisors (BES) who work at Verizon buildings recently banded together and filed for an election with the NLRB to vote to join CWA Local 1101. These workers are keeping our COs safe from fire and disaster every day.

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Check out the New Generator: Verizon Strike 2016 Commemorative Issue

We published a special edition of the NY Generator, Local 1101's newsletter, on the 2016 Verizon strike. It will be arriving in your mailboxes soon if it hasn't already. Check it out here as well.

Verizon Surplus Declaration & Enhanced Income Protection Plan (EIPP)

August 30, 2016. Attached is a notice of a NY surplus declaration in 30 titles in FAAs 1-6,and the supporting documents. This surplus is due to process change and it is the 1st surplus where the "Special EIPP" (Section XIV of the 2016 MOU) will be used. CWA Local 1101 is located in FAA 1.

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