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Victory! NYS Senate Passes Call Center Job Act

Yesterday the New York State Senate passed the Call Center bill 58-3! Thank you to all the Local 1101 members who made phone calls, wrote letters, traveled to Albany, and supported the bill in countless ways. So many CWA members have worked so hard on this legislation since it was first introduced in 2012. 

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Action Alert! Extend the James Zadroga Act to Provide Healthcare to 9/11 Heroes

Many of our members were among the thousands of people impacted by the events of September 11th, 2001, and are still feeling the effects today. 

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CWA and UAW call on Ways and Means Committee to hold AT&T, GM, and Wells Fargo executives accountable during tax oversight effort

CWA and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) sent a letter this week to members of the Ways and Means Committee, including committee chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), urging the full committee to investigate how AT&T, General Motors, Wells Fargo and other major corporations are spending the enormous tax cut benefits they received from the 2018 tax bill.

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Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

CWA Local 1101 awards scholarships each year for 1101 members, their spouses and children, and retirees and their family members. The national union and other entities also have scholarships for union members and their families. You can find information on scholarships and links to applications on the CWA Local 1101 website's scholarship page.
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Letter from a Member: Verizon Restricted Stock Award

By Patrick Hunt, CWA Local 1101 Steward. As we all await the arrival of our Verizon Corporate Profit Sharing award and the Verizon Restricted Stock Plan pay-out  a lot of people are probably thinking that it is coming at a great time. I’m sure some of us have done our taxes and have discovered that our refund might not be what we were expecting this year. 

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Standing Up With Nurses

Standing together with our brothers and sisters from the New York State Nurses Association at Montefiore/Weiler Hospital in the Bronx. Thousands of nurses at 13 different hospitals across NYC walked informational picket lines on February 13, protesting unsafe staffing levels and terrible conditions for patients.

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Dates for Verizon payouts

Brothers & Sisters: The dates for negotiated payouts from Verizon are as follows: Lumps sum for Absence: March 1, 2019; Corporate Profit Sharing: March 8, 2019; Restricted Stock Plan: March 22, 2019. Keith Purce, President, CWA Local 1101.

New Edition of the Generator is Out!

The new issue of the Local 1101 newsletter is out. Lots going on at the Local! If you didn't get it in the mail at home yet, you should soon. You can also read the Generator online by clicking here.

Commemorating Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Dr King Knew That Labor Rights Are Human Rights. By John Nichols. This article was published in The Nation magazine on April 3, 2018, the 50 year anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's murder. The civil-rights leader was proud to rally with public workers and to connect their struggle with the struggle for a fair and equitable economy.

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You can now deduct your union dues from your state income taxes

As a result of the legislation passed and signed into law in April 2017, union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income taxes.

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