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Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should.

The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content.  And in court last Monday, Verizon lawyer Helgi Walker made the company’s intentions all too clear, saying the company wants to prioritize those websites and services that are willing to shell out for better access. She also admitted that the company would like to block online content from those companies or individuals that don’t pay Verizon’s tolls. In other words, Verizon wants to control your online experience and make the Internet more like cable TV, where your remote offers only the illusion of choice.

 
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Verizon offers alternative to Voice Link on Fire Island

Updated: September 10, 2013 8:19 PM
By CANDICE RUUD

Verizon officials unveiled a plan Tuesday to bring fiber-optic cable to western Fire Island, where public outcry has swelled over a decision to not replace the landlines destroyed last fall.

After superstorm Sandy knocked out miles of underground cables in western Fire Island, Verizon -- the barrier island's only landline carrier -- started replacing them with Voice Link, a home phone service that operates off the wireless network.

But in comments to the state Public Service Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and at public meetings, residents blasted Voice Link, which they said provided unreliable service in an emergency, did not come with Internet capability and was an inadequate substitute for landlines.

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Response to AT&T Mobility Restructuring

AT&T Mobility announced a restructuring of certain positions in the retail stores in early July. Managers had meetings with retail employees to explain the new structure. The Finance Representative positions are being eliminated and they are planning to reduce the number of Sales Support Representatives across the country. This impacts approximately 25,000 workers in AT&T Mobility.

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Deadline nears for 9/11 health victims

Downtown Express. BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The deadline to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is only a few weeks away.

Oct 3 is the last day for most people to register to receive compensation for a 9/11-related health issue, as established by the James Zadroga Health and Compensations Act.  

For injured and ill responders, and the survivors of loved ones lost on 9/11. For more information or to register for the Victims Compensation Fund Click here

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2014 Verizon Open Enrollment Notification

Open Enrollment begins October 23, 2013

The 2014 Annual Open Enrollment dates are as follows:

Active Members: October 23, 2013 to November 6, 2013. Retired Members: November 7, 2013 to November 21, 2013.  Note: Retirees can call starting November 1, 2013. Retirees can continue to make changes up through November 30, 2013 to be effective January 1, 2014.  Members who want to continue with their current health plan you don't need to do anything.

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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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