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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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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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