Local 1101 Members in Solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters at Verizon West

On Friday, October 11 CWA Local 1101 members came to work early, wore red, marched in together, held lunchtime meetings, stood up at work 

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Stand in Solidarity with our CWA Brothers and Sisters on the West Coast

On Friday, October 11 CWA Local 1101 members will stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in District 9 on the West Coast. They stood with us in our contract fight - we'll stand with them now. 

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Notice re: Next Step Program

CWA has been informed that a laptop computer that was assigned to the administrator of the TTA program was stolen from her home in early September.

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Attention Verizon Retirees

Some Verizon retirees may have received a letter from Verizon benefits concerning the healthcare marketplace. Under the new affordable care act, Verizon is legally obligated to send this letter out to notify retirees of the healthcare marketplace.

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NY Assembly Members Chide Verizon on Voice Link

Fifty-nine members of the New York State Assembly sent a letter to the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC), urging stronger action in the Verizon/Voice Link matter.  Under pressure, Verizon last month announced that it would build a fiber network on Fire Island, dropping plans to substitute the wireless Voice Link service on residents of the storm-ravaged island. However, this has apparently not deterred Verizon in other areas.

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Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should.

The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content.  And in court last Monday, Verizon lawyer Helgi Walker made the company’s intentions all too clear, saying the company wants to prioritize those websites and services that are willing to shell out for better access. She also admitted that the company would like to block online content from those companies or individuals that don’t pay Verizon’s tolls. In other words, Verizon wants to control your online experience and make the Internet more like cable TV, where your remote offers only the illusion of choice.

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Contracts Expire at Verizon West, CWA Members Rally for Fair Deal

Friday, September 13, 2013.  Contracts covering more than 4,500 CWA members at Verizon West expired just before midnight yesterday, with CWA notifying the company that it was cancelling the contract extension that had been in place.

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Verizon to Sell Part of NYC Tower to Condo Developer

Bloomberg News. By Oshrat Carmiel & David M. Levitt.  Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-largest U.S. phone company, agreed to sell part of its New York headquarters building for $274 million to a developer who plans to convert the space to luxury housing.

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Deadline nears for 9/11 health victims

Downtown Express. BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The deadline to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is only a few weeks away.

Oct 3 is the last day for most people to register to receive compensation for a 9/11-related health issue, as established by the James Zadroga Health and Compensations Act.  

For injured and ill responders, and the survivors of loved ones lost on 9/11. For more information or to register for the Victims Compensation Fund Click here

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Verizon offers alternative to Voice Link on Fire Island

Updated: September 10, 2013 8:19 PM

Verizon officials unveiled a plan Tuesday to bring fiber-optic cable to western Fire Island, where public outcry has swelled over a decision to not replace the landlines destroyed last fall.

After superstorm Sandy knocked out miles of underground cables in western Fire Island, Verizon -- the barrier island's only landline carrier -- started replacing them with Voice Link, a home phone service that operates off the wireless network.

But in comments to the state Public Service Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and at public meetings, residents blasted Voice Link, which they said provided unreliable service in an emergency, did not come with Internet capability and was an inadequate substitute for landlines.

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