Verizon Contract Ratification Voting Open Through Tuesday, June 7

Make sure you vote! Contract ratification voting is being held at the Local 1101 offices in the Bronx and Manhattan starting Wednesday June 1 through Tuesday June 7 from 7 AM to 7 PM (weekdays).

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Press Round Up: Unions score “major wins” in a “huge victory for all workers” proving “strikes still work”

For 45 days, Verizon workers stood strong and united, and as a result of their determined fight, defeated the company’s major giveback demands, won impressive gains, and awakened the general public to the impact that worker power still holds.

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District 1 Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call Tues, May 31 at 7:15pm

District 1 will be holding a Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 pm ET. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor will review the the tentative agreement, answer questions about the agreement and discuss the ratification process. 

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Verizon Contract Interpretation Meetings and Ratification Vote

CWA Local 1101 will be holding two contract interpretation meetings for the Verizon Landline tentative agreement on Tuesday May 31, 2016.  The meetings will be at the 32BJ Union Office located at: 25 West 18th St, New York, NY 10011. There will be a meeting at 10 AM and another meeting at 12 noon. 

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Verizon Wireless Contract Meeting

The VZW contract interpretation meeting will be at the Starling AC located at 2222 Haviland Avenue, Bronx NY 10462 on Thursday, June 2 at 7pm.  The contract ratification process will be conducted by mail, so please check your mail for the ballot and return immediately.

Verizon Wireless Technicians Bargaining Summary & MOU

Duration of Contract: The terms of the contract will become effective upon ratification and will remain in effect until 11:59pm on August 3, 2019. 1. General Wage Increase. The combined 4-year wage increase will result in a compounded 10.9% base wage increase by the end of the contract. The increases listed below are applied to all steps in the basic wage schedules on the date indicated:

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Return to Work Agreement: Verizon

For CWA District 1 NY and NE. May 29, 2016 Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Returning employees will return to work on the same tours to which they were assigned immediately prior to April 13, 2016.

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We have an agreement in principle with Verizon and VZW. Four year contract. Will get details out ASAP. Picket lines should come down now. TREMENDOUS JOB LOCAL 1101 MEMBERS!

Day 44: One Day Longer One Day Stronger

May 26, 2016. Verizon Vice President Mark Bartolomeo spoke at the Verizon sponsored Techonomy conference at NYU this morning.Local 1101 was there to greet him. We took this picture afterward in Washington Square Park with the Union of Graduate Employees at NYU, who are part of the Verizon Strike Solidarity Committee and brought their awesome banner "Never Cross a Picket Line".

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Democracy Now Reports on Strike

Great scenes from Local 1101 rallies and picket lines. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview Local 1101 member Pam Galpern and District 1 Assistant to the VP Bob Master. One day longer one day stronger. We will win this! Click the headline to see the video.

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