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Information on COVID-19 for all members

Click here for CWA National Union Resources on COVID-19

Click here for New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits

Click here for New Jersey Division of Unemployment Insurance

Need help with your unemployment claim?

The Workers Defense League, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping workers with unemployment claims has agreed to help our members who have questions about unemployment. You can call the Workers Defense League at 212-627-1931 and leave a message with your phone number. They will call you back.

New York State has waived the seven-day waiting period for people who are out of work due to COVID-19 closures or quarantines. If you've worked at all since the beginning of 2019 and have not applied for unemployment benefits yet you should do so now. It's better to apply and let the Department of Labor determine your eligibility.  You can apply for benefits here. Click "File a Claim>File Now" on the left-hand side and create a account. When you reach the question "Why did you stop working at your last job?" you should choose the "lack of work" option.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.

Union Plus benefits during COVID-19

Verizon information regarding COVID-19

Starting Oct 5, 2020 COVID-19 Leaves (new or extension) are administered by Sedgwick. Click here for the sign in page for all COVID-19 Leaves

This is the COVID-19 reporting form from Verizon. Use this form to report if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Work Arrangement Request Form (Sedgwick) - Click here for the sign in page, which you must fill out ALONG with Part 1 and Part 2 below

COVID WPA Part 1 9.20.20

COVID WPA Park 2 9.20.20

VZ LOA re Leaves of Absence 3.17.20

VZ LOA re 401(k) withdrawals related to COVID 3.31.20

VZ LOA Bonus for those not enabled to work at home 3.29.20

VZ LOA Backup Care Advantage Program 3.15.20

Update re Bright Horizon Back up Care 6.2.21

Health Care Spending Account changes 4.13.20

VZ LOA Bonus Pay renewal to June 30 (April 28, 2020)

COVID 19 Tuition Assistance FAQ (April 2020)

VZ Health Care Spending Account Expanded Eligible expenses 7.8.20

VZ LOA Unpaid COVID Leaves 10.15.20

CWA-VZ Letter to Cuomo re vaccine eligibility for telecom workers (March 25, 2021)

VZ LOA Home Garaging 12th renewal through 7.31.21 (6.17.21)

VZ LOA Telehealth 6.29.21

VZ LOA Backup Benefits 6.29.21

VZ Back up Care Policy Statement 7.1.21

CWA Vaccine Mandate Bargaining Report 11.4.21

CWA Vaccine Mandate Bargaining Report 11.12.21

CWA Vaccine Mandate Bargaining Report 11.18.21

CWA Vaccine Mandate Bargaining Report 12.8.21

VZ LOA COVID 19 Work at Home 11th renewal 6.2.22

VZ FAQ COVID 19 Vaccine Requirements updated 6.23.22


AT&T Information regarding COVID-19

ATTM Response on Coronavirus 3.12.210


Liberty Health Information Regarding COVID-19

Liberty Health Response 3.9.20


Parking Production Assistants & Parking Coordinators Regarding COVID-19

MPHPIP COVID-19 Benefits (Sept 2020)