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Return to Work Agreement: Verizon Wireless

RETURN TOWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS (CWA) OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (the Company) 1. The terms of this Return to Work Agreement ("Agreement") shall apply to all employees covered by the New York Regional Network CBA that expired on August 1 , 2015 at 11:59 between the CWA and the Company as well as to employees in the Brooklyn and Everett retail bargaining units.

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Final Bargaining Report, Details of Tentative Agreement & Memorandum of Understanding

39,000 CWA and IBEW members struck Verizon on April 13th because after 10 months at the bargaining table, management had totally refused to address the most important issues for our members. These issues included, most importantly, job security, limiting contracting out of both plant and customer service work, closing of call centers, preserving the Force Adjustment plan, protecting pensions and retiree health care, limiting the company's ability to transfer us away from our families, abusive supervisory practices, and finally, winning a first contract for retail workers at Verizon Wireless.

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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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STRIKE IS OVER!! TREMENDOUS JOB LOCAL 1101 MEMBERS!

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!

NYSNA Standing in Solidarity with Strikers

Many thanks to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which it has pledged its support for CWA and IBEW striking Verizon workers until we get a fair contract.  NYSNA's adopted two stores in Manhattan and one in the Bronx and is helping organize a June 1 Health Care Workers Day of Action in Solidarity with Verizon Strikers. At its regional meeting in the Bronx, pictured here, they raised nearly seven hundred dollars for the Strike Solidarity Fund. 

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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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Verizon CEO: Strike May Hit Results

by Ryan Knutson, Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016. Verizon Communications Inc. hinted on Tuesday that the continuing labor strike may impact its second-quarter results. The strike, which began April 13, involves nearly 40,000 employees, primarily in its landline division. The carrier has been able to keep up with maintenance requests, but it is falling behind on new Internet and TV installations, Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam told investors at a conference in Boston Tuesday. 

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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.

Nearly 90 Members of Congress Urge Verizon to Negotiate Fair Contract with Striking Workforce

Washington, D.C.  - Nearly 90 Members of Congress urged Verizon in a joint statement to negotiate a fair contract with its highly skilled labor workforce to end the strike, which has now reached the six week mark.
"We are troubled that the lack of a negotiated labor agreement could increase the likelihood that good jobs will be offshored to the Philippines, Mexico, and other locations overseas or outsourced to low-wage, non-union domestic," the statement from 88 Members of Congress said.

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Union Plus Grants for Strikers with Union Plus Cards

If you have held your union’s Union Plus credit card for 3 months or longer and on strike for 30 days or longer, you could be eligible for a $300 strike grant. Visit UnionPlus.org/assistance to apply or call 1-800-472-2005 ext 835, Click here to download the flier with full list of Union Plus benefits.

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