CWA Local 1101

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CWA Members who currently have a Union Plus Mortgage, Credit Card, Personal Loan, or Supplemental Insurance programs may be eligible for additional hardship assistance through the Mortgage Assistance Program and Union Plus Hardship Help. The Union Plus Mortgage Assistance Program provides interest-free loans and a $1000 grant to help eligible members make mortgage payments when disabled, unemployed, furloughed, locked out or on strike. Union Plus Credit Card holders are eligible for a $300 job loss grant if they have been laid-off or furloughed for 45 days or more due to COVID-19. The MetLife Legal program is making available additional resources including free consultation and document review and access to a self-help library so members can get questions answered and also review and complete Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives and similar documents for free through July 31, 2020. The Free College program is making available additional financial aid to students who may need additional assistance for education-related expenses due to COVID-19.
Our Members Assistant Program representative (MAP) Virginia Boscia, in partnership with Recovery Centers of America and with support from CWA Local 1101 and CWA Local 1106, bought lunch to the Covid unit at Jacobi Medical center. More than 30 meals were provided to the hard-working staff at Jacobi. Thank you!
The 2020 Summer Camp reimbursement program includes summer day programs as well as overnight camp programs and is made available through the Local and NY/NE Regional Work & Family Committees, a joint labor management committee. Summer Camp and Dependent Care programs are bargained for benefits. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will be allowing employees the opportunity to apply for virtual summer camps this year.
The COVID-19 Letters of Agreement between Verizon and CWA regarding Home Garaging, Work at Home, and Backup Care have all been extended until September 30, 2020. Please click the headline of this story to see the letters. Stay safe everyone.
Today, June 23, is primary election day in New York State. If you haven't already voted by mail or by early voting, please make sure you vote today. If you have an absentee ballot that you haven't sent in yet, you can mail it as long as its postmarked TODAY, June 23. If you requested an absentee ballot but haven't received it yet, you must vote in person. You can check if you're registered and your poll site location here. If you vote by mail remember to SIGN & DATE the Oath Envelope - otherwise your ballot will be invalid. If you've already mailed in your ballot but forgot to sign the oath envelope, you are encouraged to vote in person. CWA Local 1101 members have been phone banking and campaigning for a number of candidates, including City Councilperson Ritchie Torres for Congressional District 15 in the Bronx, Yuh-Line Niou for reelection to the NY State Senate in Assembly District 65 in lower Manhattan, and Eliot Engel for reelection to Congressional District 16 in the Bronx and Westchester County. Here is the full list of CWA District 1 endorsements in New York State. Make sure you vote!
AT&T Mobility workers wore black today to celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when Union troops announced in Galveston, Texas that all remaining slaves were free - almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. AT&T members also wore black to demonstrate their anger at AT&T Mobility for taking advantage of the pandemic to cut jobs and close stores. Earlier this week AT&T announced they would cut thousands of jobs across the country, and would permanently close 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket stores. This is on top of 41,000 jobs AT&T has already cut, despite getting major tax breaks with promises to create jobs and raise wages. AT&T members in NYC, all in black, made clear what they think of AT&T's recent announcement and broken promises.
Friday, June 19 is Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Join CWA this Friday and Saturday for our Juneteenth Celebration as we stand with workers around the world who are rising up for Black lives! Friday, June 19th, at 6 PM EST meet us at for a Facebook Live event featuring union leaders, artists, and activists in the movement for racial justice.
We're calling on the New York City Council to pass the proposed “Just Cause Rights” Legislation to protect essential workers against unjust termination and safeguard whistleblowers who call out dangerous and hazardous working conditions during COVID-19. Whether in healthcare, food delivery or grocery stores and pharmacies, essential workers are risking their lives every day at work throughout the COVID-19 crisis. For these New Yorkers, doing their jobs has become a matter of life and death. They deserve adequate health protections, including personal protective equipment (PPE), so they can keep themselves, their families and their communities safe.