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Midterms are around the corner! Phone/text banking Thur Oct 25 & Nov 1

CWA volunteer party to turn out the vote for the midterm elections.  We'll be reaching out to CWA members and general voters, texting, calling, and writing postcards to support candidates who fight for working people. Thursday, October 25 & Thursday, November 1, 5:30-8:00pm.

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Trump’s NLRB Just Quietly Ruled to Make Union Pickets Illegal

By Moshe Marvit, In These Times. 10/26/18. An all-Republican panel of President Trump’s National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) recently ruled that janitors in San Francisco violated the law when they picketed in front of their workplace to win higher wages, better working conditions and freedom from sexual harassment in their workplace. 

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Support our Brothers & Sisters Impacted by Hurricanes

For the second year in a row, CWA members in District 3 have been negatively impacted by the destructive effects of late season hurricanes. In 2017 Hurricane Maria destroyed countless lives and properties in Puerto Rico. On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast and stalled causing severe freshwater flooding. 

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General Membership/Finance Meeting Nov 14

Join CWA Local 1101 at the General Membership/Finance meeting on Wed, Nov 14 @ 5:30pm, High School of Fashion Industries, 225 W 24 St, NY NY.

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CWA Local 1101 PPA Bargaining Report, Oct 11, 2018

The Union Bargaining Committee and the Producers met again for several days. We have come close on many issues but there are still differences between the parties on what we believe would be a fair and equitable financial package. 

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Sept 11 VCF Info Workshop Livestreamed Oct 16 at 5:30pm

There will be a live stream of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund informational workshop on October 16 at 5:30pm.
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Support the Federation of Catholic Teachers Thur Oct 18, 5:15pm

Join CWA 1101 and others in support of the Federation of Catholic Teachers at the Al Smith Dinner Protest. Thursday, Oct 18, 5:15-6:30pm, NY Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53 & 54 St).

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Verizon’s 5G Rollout Experiences Are a Mixed Bag So Far

By Dexter Johnson, IEEESpectrum. com. 10/11/18. While performance for those using the prototype 5G network was great, coverage was very limited. Verizon’s rollout last week of its proprietary 5G home service was met with a fair amount of vociferous skepticism. 

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Disabled man hired by Verizon says company fired him years later - for having disability

By Matt Gray, NJ.com, 10/3/18. Thomas McDonald was 16 years old in 1971 when a car accident left him a paraplegic. He has remained in a wheelchair ever since, but his disability never stopped him from working. 

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Verizon HRA cards must be used by Dec 31, 2018

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) card balances must be used by December 31, 2018, or the remaining balance will be forfeited. These are the benefits that were negotiated in the 2012 and 2016 contracts, and came to members on a debit card in the mail following the 2012 contract ratification. 

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