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By Anthony Reyes, WKBW News, Feb 25, 2021. NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York State has launched a new identity verification tool to help fight unemployment fraud and speed the processing of claims. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday, stating the New York State Department of Labor has identified over 500,000 fraudulent claims and stopped over $6.4 billion in payments since the start of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Letter of Agreement between Verizon and CWA regarding Home Garaging has been extended through March 31, 2021. Click the headline for the Letter of Agreement.
Monique Williams was a Customer Sales & Service Representative at Verizon. She died on February 3, 2021 from COVID-19. “Anyone who knew Monique will tell you she was a great person to talk to. If you talked to Monique, you were going to laugh. No matter what you were going through, she would be able to make you smile,” her longtime friend and co-worker LaShawn McClarin said.
Ralph Rescigno III died of COVID-19 on January 24, 2021 at Montefiore Hospital. Ralph was born in Yonkers, New York. He’s survived by his brother Robert Rescigno, his sister-in-law Anna and a niece and nephew. Ralph started at the phone company in 1972 as an Engineering Drafter. Ralph was in his 49th year at Verizon when he died.
This February is different than past years in so many ways. One of the many things we’re missing is the annual celebration of Black History Month that CWA members in the Commercial Division do each year. Since that isn’t possible this year, we’re sharing with you a bit of the history of how CWA members in our Local have celebrated in the past, and what we hope we can return to soon.

The Corporate Profit Sharing (CPS) Award for 2020 and the Attendance Lump Sum payout date will be Friday March 5, 2021. The company has not announced the amount of the CPS Award yet.

If you haven’t already taken steps to claim your full $100 Wellness Incentive for 2021, it’s not too late. The deadline has been extended to Feb 28. To get the $100 credit toward your medical plan contributions, complete one of the five actions listed below before Feb 28. If you’ve already completed your Wellness Incentive for 2021, no further action needed. Below are the five activities that qualify for the credit.
A statement from Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton on the reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, historic, bipartisan legislation to make it easier for workers to join a union and bargain with their employers, and to crack down on employers who use unfair union-busting tactics against their employees when they exercise their freedom to join together to improve their workplace: