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Worker Unity Brings Victory at Verizon

By Christine Owens, Huffington Post. The largest strike in recent history ended on Wednesday, as nearly 40,000 Verizon field technicians, call-center workers and others went back to work after more than six weeks on the line. The strike captured the public's imagination not just because of its size and duration, but because it laid bare the seedy underbelly of the attack on good jobs in America - unprincipled and unbridled outsourcing and globalization, fueled by corporate greed. 

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Design the Local 1101 Strike 2016 T-shirt

We are making Strike 2016 t-shirts for all Local 1101 Verizon, Verizon Business & Verizon Wireless members (except the scabs of course).  We're holding a contest for the winning slogan/t-shirt design. Top prize: your T-shirt design will be proudly worn by 1101 members at the 2016 Labor Day parade and for years to come! Please email your slogan and design to: Local1101tshirt@gmail.com.

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Tuition Assistance Update for Verizon workers

Verizon notified the national Union of the following TAP problem According to the Company, the vendor who manages the Tuition Assitance Plan was notified that the strike was over and that the plan should be reinstated effective on the date that the employee returned to work.

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Commuter Spending Account Reinstatement for Verizon workers

Members Must Take Action to Reinstate Plan. Verizon failed to include any information about the Commute Spending Account program in the materials that were sent to members about reinstatement of benefits. Action is required by members who want to continue in this account. Members are required to re-enroll if they wish to participate in the CSA program.

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Verizon Strike Shows Corporate Giants Can Be Beat

by Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes, June 3, 2016.  Thirty-nine thousand Verizon strikers returned to work June 1 with their heads held high, after a 45-day strike in which they beat back company demands for concessions on job security and flexibility, won 1,300 additional union jobs, and achieved a first contract at seven Verizon Wireless stores.

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Our Verizon Wireless Brothers & Sisters in Local 1101 Stood Strong

CWA Local 1101 represents many different groups but we want to take a minute to recognize our members at Verizon Wireless.  The Local represents nearly 100 workers at Verizon Wireless, including Cell and Switch techs and inventory workers. They've been part of our Local since 1989.

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Hearing the middle class' call: Sizing up what Verizon workers gained after their seven-week strike

Daily News editorial, June 1, 2016. Score one for the middle class - and for the importance of collective bargaining: The workers came out on top after the seven-week Verizon strike. Workers won an 11% wage hike over four years - significantly higher than either Verizon's "last, best offer" of 6.5% or the 8% gleaned after an abortive 2011 strike, plus bonuses.

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Did you Sign up for UnitedHealth Group?

If you signed up for UnitedHealth Group benefits during the strike and wish to withdraw from the plan, contact the representative from United Health you signed you with and let him/her know that you have returned to work and to your original health care plan. They will contact the state to have you unenrolled.

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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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