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Fighting Bad Trade Deals

The Trans Pacific Trade Partnership is on pace to become the largest trade deal in history and American Workers worst nightmare since NAFTA.  To make matters worse, our own government doesn’t even know what’s in the deal.  How is this possible you might ask; well it’s because, 600 corporations are writing the text to the benefit of the 1% of the wealthiest people on the planet. 

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Week of Action Ends With Foley Square Rally

By Gloria Pazmino. CapitalPro. 12/5/13. At least a thousand people gathered at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Thursday evening, culminating a "Week of Action" organized by the New Day New York Coalition which includes unions, low wage workers, and activist groups from around the City. The march served to punctuate a series of protests and demonstrations held across the city highlighting income inequality, low wages, and poor working conditions.

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Settlement Agreement - Douglas LaLima Case

Verizon found Guilty of Violations of the Telecommunications Standard.

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Verizon Announcement of 4Q Surplus (Process Change)

Verizon has declared a surplus in FAAs 1,2,3,4,5 & 6.  This surplus  has been determined by the Company to be due to a process change, not an external event. The provisions of FAP Articles 8(b) and 10 will not apply. CWA Local 1101 titles affected by the surplus appear in column marked FAA 1.

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New Day New York Rally, Dec 5th

Thursday, December 5th. Assemble at Foley Square at 4:30pm. (Downtown Manhattan). On November 5th, CWA led the way in helping elect our new Mayor - Bill de Blasio - who pledged to put NYC's working people first.  We endorsed Bill - before it was fashionable - because he pledged to make the wealthy pay their fair share, supports the rights of workers who want a union, will negotiate fairly with city workers, and will give every New Yorker a shot at the American Dream.

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CWAs Response to Verizon's EIPP Message: Chris Shelton, District 1 VP

WHY WE SAID NO! CWA'S Response to Verizon's EIP Message. Letter from Chris Shelton, District 1 VP. November 21, 2013. Click here to read the letter

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Workers Ratify Contract at Verizon West

Press Release CWA District 9. Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified a new contract with Verizon West.  The deal covers 4,500 workers throughout California. It raises wages 8.77 percent over four years, limits outsourcing of FiOS work and returns jobs to CWA jurisdiction. 
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Message Regarding Verizon's "Special Enhanced Offer"

Keith Purce, President Local 1101

Verizon recently sent out a letter regarding a Special Enhanced Offer. It was full of lies and half-truths. First off, FAA 1, which encompasses the five boroughs of New York City and includes Local 1101 members, was not included in the offer.  It was rejected by CWA for good reason.

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Supreme Court to weigh employer-union organizing deals

BY AMANDA BECKER,  WASHINGTON Wed Nov 13. (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will hear a case on Wednesday that could have a major impact on the U.S. labor movement as it questions whether agreements often made between unions and private-sector employers over unionization campaigns violate an anti-corruption law.

The court is examining deals known as "neutrality agreements" in which employers agree not to campaign against unionization. The agreements have been in use for decades and the case could change how unions go about organizing.

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Nuclear Option In Senate Marks Big Win For CWA

By David Jamieson, Huffington Post, Nov 21. WASHINGTON -- For Larry Cohen, the president of the Communications Workers of America union, the Senate Democrats' decision Thursday to go "nuclear" on presidential nominees calls for a celebration. And perhaps a short break from running around Capitol Hill.
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