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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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Verizon's Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now?

Alltech considered, aired on NPR Aug 9, 2016. If you walk around your city or town and keep your eye to the ground, you'll start noticing round metal lids embedded in the street. That means underneath is an important utility, usually marked "water" or "sewer." But some of the manholes carry the relic logo of a bell; these mark the backbone of America's telecommunications.

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Verizon Wants to Run Every Part of Your Life

By Paul R LaMonica, CNN Money, Aug 1, 2106. Verizon no longer wants to be your mother's Ma Bell spinoff. Sure, the company is still viewed by many as a sleepy telecom. But it is trying to reshape itself into a mobile technology giant with tentacles in the worlds of media as well as connected cars.

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NLRB Rules Bianca Cunningham Be Returned to Work & Made Whole

Breaking News! The NLRB issued a sweeping decision in CWA's Unfair Labor Practice charge against Verizon Wireless and ordered that Bianca Cunningham, Verizon Wireless worker from Brooklyn, NY who was fired for her union activism, be returned to work and be made whole.

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Dependent Care Reimbursement Now Available for Verizon Workers

The Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund (The DCRF) has been finalized. Reimbursement for Child care is now available. You can send in monthly forms starting with the month of June 2016.  Instructions, applications, and reimbursement forms can be downloaded from our website at www.regionalwfrc.com.  Reimbursements are for $50.00 a week. June and July reimbursement forms post marked by August 12 will be processed for your August 26 paycheck.

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401(k) Contribution Increase Goes in Effect September 15, 2016 for Verizon workers

The Company has notified the union that the following information will be sent in August. Beginning September 15, 2016, eligible associates may contribute up to 25% of eligible pay each period (an increase from the current 16% maximum). Contributions can be made using any combination of before-tax, after-tax and/or Roth contributions (subject to IRS limits).

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Verizon strike had significant impact on installations in Q2, cratering wireline business

by Daniel Frankel, July 26, 2016, FierceTelecom. The seven-week strike that ended in late May had a crippling impact on Verizon's wireline installation operation, resulting in the company losing 41,000 FiOS pay-TV customers and 13,000 FiOS high-speed internet users, Verizon revealed Tuesday.

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