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 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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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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