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Four Year Contract Extension Reached for Verizon Wireless Technicians!

CWA is pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement on a four year extension of the current contract for Verizon Wireless Technicians, which was set to expire in August of 2019. This contract extension, outlined below, preserves all of the protections of the 2016 contract and includes improved language regarding transfers by seniority, as well as wage increases.

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Verizon Extends Union Contract, Avoiding Possibly Tough Labor Talks Next Year

By Aaron Pressman, Fortune.com, 7/20/18. Verizon and its largest unions agreed to extend a hard fought 2016 contract covering about 34,000 employees for another four years, avoiding potentially contentious negotiations next year.

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Verizon Bargaining Announcement July 16

CWA, IBEW and Verizon  have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreements for a four-year period.

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CWA President Chris Shelton on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME. Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people. 

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Local 1101 Scholarship Award Winners 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Local 1101 Scholarship Awards, and the Ed Dempsey Scholarship Award winner. Scholarships are open to all CWA Local 1101 active members, their spouses and children, retired members, or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a retired or deceased member of the Local. Thank you to everyone who applied. Click "read more" for the list of this year's recipients.

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CWA Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Monday, July 9, 2018. CWA opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and calls on members of the U.S. Senate to reject this nomination.

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Verizon Bargaining Update

July 3, 2018. As you already know, CWA, IBEW and Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019.
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Join the National Day of Action Sat, June 30: Families Belong Together

New York City Action: 10 a.m. Meet at Foley Sq, March Across the Bklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza. New Jersey action: 11 a.m. at Newark City Hall. Dear Sisters and Brothers, We have all read the news, seen the videos, or heard the tapes of children's cries for their mothers and fathers after being separated at the U.S. southern border. It is heartbreaking and infuriating that this is happening in our country.

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Workers rally for bill penalizing companies that off-shore call center jobs

By Rachel Silberstein, TimesUnion, 6/5/18. Dozens of union members and elected officials rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday, calling on the state Senate to pass legislation that would end tax breaks for companies that ship call center jobs overseas.

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CWA Local 1101 PPA Bargaining Report #2

June 21, 2018. The Union Bargaining committee met with the Production Companies for the last 3 days. While we were able to make progress on several issues, we remain far apart on economic issues such as wages and benefits.

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