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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
By CANDICE RUUD

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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LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO sanctions strike against Verizon

Last week, at the request of CWA, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the second largest CLC in the country, representing over 300 unions and hundreds of thousands of working women and men throughout LA County, officially sanctioned strike action against Verizon.

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Health Assessment for 2014 $100 discount

MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPT 30th 2013…. IF YOU DON’T DO IT BY THE DEADLINE, THE $100 DISCOUNT WILL BE FORFEITED! PLEASE PASS THIS EMAIL TO YOUR OTHER CO-WORKERS….

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Verizon Surplus Numbers 3Q 2013

Verizon has declared a surplus in FAAs 1,2,3,4,5 & 6. This surplus has been determined by the Company to be due to a process change, not an external event. The provisions of FAP Articles 8(b) and 10 will not apply. CWA Local 1101 titles affected by the surplus appear in column marked FAA 1.

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Fire Island residents sound off on Verizon phone service

by Ted Phillips, Newsday 8/24/13

A state Public Service Commission hearing on Verizon's proposal to replace landlines with wireless service on western Fire Island drew a vocal crowd in Ocean Beach on Saturday.

Citing damage from superstorm Sandy, the phone service provider has said replacing copper wire infrastructure is too costly and that future storms could damage old technology.

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