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Verizon to Sell Part of NYC Tower to Condo Developer

Bloomberg News. By Oshrat Carmiel & David M. Levitt.  Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-largest U.S. phone company, agreed to sell part of its New York headquarters building for $274 million to a developer who plans to convert the space to luxury housing.

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Contracts Expire at Verizon West, CWA Members Rally for Fair Deal

Friday, September 13, 2013.  Contracts covering more than 4,500 CWA members at Verizon West expired just before midnight yesterday, with CWA notifying the company that it was cancelling the contract extension that had been in place.

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In Remembrance of the Heroes of Sept 11, 2001

On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, we honor our CWA heroes and remember those who lost their lives much too soon. This video was produced in 2011 for the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

CWA 9/11 Remembrance

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LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO sanctions strike against Verizon

Last week, at the request of CWA, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the second largest CLC in the country, representing over 300 unions and hundreds of thousands of working women and men throughout LA County, officially sanctioned strike action against Verizon.

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CWA for Bill de Blasio

For a long time in New York City, we've had anti-labor Mayors. This election, we can change that by electing a champion for working families: Bill de Blasio. I've known Bill for longer than a decade. No elected official in New York has worked harder ...

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Vote Bill de Blasio Tomorrow

On Tuesday, September 10th, we can elect the first progressive, pro-union Mayor in decades: Bill de Blasio. Thousands of CWA members will be voting! Whether you work at Verizon, AT&T, a TV station or newspaper, the public sector, printing ...

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Mayoral Debate Tues, Sept 3 at 6pm

Can you be there in support of Bill de Blasio?

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Local 1101 President Keith Purce and Local 1101 members endorsing Bill de Blasio for mayor

CWA Local 1101, along with other CWA Locals in NYC and District 1, endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor. He has been on our picket lines, stood with us against greedy corporations and corporate interests, and shown his commitment to the working men and women of New York City again and again.

The Campaign Finance Board will be holding a mayoral debate, broadcast on NBC, next Tuesday, September 3rd at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. We'll have a strong CWA presence there in support of Bill de Blasio. Can you be there?

Meet at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, wearing red, at 6pm. Contact Mike Basso at 917-414-6981 if you can come.

Health Assessment for 2014 $100 discount

MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPT 30th 2013…. IF YOU DON’T DO IT BY THE DEADLINE, THE $100 DISCOUNT WILL BE FORFEITED! PLEASE PASS THIS EMAIL TO YOUR OTHER CO-WORKERS….

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March In Washington To Continue Focus On Civil Rights

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Local 1101 members joined the March on Washington, DC this past Saturday commemorating the historic civil rights march of 1963 and pledging to continue the struggle for civil rights today.

By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

The event was an homage to a generation of activists that endured fire hoses, police abuse and indignities to demand equality for African Americans. But there was a strong theme of unfinished business.

"This is not the time for nostalgic commemoration," said Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader. "Nor is this the time for self-congratulatory celebration. The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more."

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