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Verizon Has Only 120 Customers Willing to Use Voice Link on New Jersey’s Barrier Island By Phillip Dampier, Oct 17, 2013. Verizon’s wireless solution for landline infrastructure damaged during last year’s Hurricane Sandy has not been a runaway success for the phone company, only attracting 120 customers on New Jersey’s barrier island.

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On a New Jersey Islet, Twilight of the Landline

By , New York Times. October 14, 2013.  MANTOLOKING, N.J. — Hurricane Sandy devastated this barrier island community of multimillion-dollar homes, but in Peter Flihan’s view, Verizon Communications has delivered a second blow: the telecommunications giant did not rebuild the landlines destroyed in the storm, and traditional telephone service here has now gone the way of the telegraph.

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Stand in Solidarity with our CWA Brothers and Sisters on the West Coast

On Friday, October 11 CWA Local 1101 members will stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in District 9 on the West Coast. They stood with us in our contract fight - we'll stand with them now. 

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NY Assembly Members Chide Verizon on Voice Link

Fifty-nine members of the New York State Assembly sent a letter to the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC), urging stronger action in the Verizon/Voice Link matter.  Under pressure, Verizon last month announced that it would build a fiber network on Fire Island, dropping plans to substitute the wireless Voice Link service on residents of the storm-ravaged island. However, this has apparently not deterred Verizon in other areas.

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General Membership/Budget Meeting Wed, Oct 23

The Local 1101 General Membership/Budget Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology College. 227 West 27th Street (@ 7th Avenue) in Manhattan.

Notice re: Next Step Program

CWA has been informed that a laptop computer that was assigned to the administrator of the TTA program was stolen from her home in early September.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct 20

On Sunday, October 20th CWA Local 1101 will be co-sponsoring the annual MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER walk at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. We will be marching side by side with other unions, organizations, and plenty of goodhearted people to support the amazing survivors and to honor the lives of the ones who we lost.

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Attention Verizon Retirees

Some Verizon retirees may have received a letter from Verizon benefits concerning the healthcare marketplace. Under the new affordable care act, Verizon is legally obligated to send this letter out to notify retirees of the healthcare marketplace.

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New York City Metro PCS Workers Vote to Join CWA

New York City retail store employees at a MetroPCS store in Harlem voted Wednesday for a union voice and representation by CWA. The vote was 7-1.  The number may seem small, but it's a huge victory for these workers and for thousands more across T-Mobile US who want representation to address their issues on the job. MetroPCS merged with T-Mobile US earlier this year.

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Important Reminder for AT&T Mobility Members

The deadline to enroll or re-enroll in the AT&T Mobility health insurance plan is Friday, October 11th.  If you don’t re-enroll the Company will default you to your current plan. 

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