COVID-19

For company specific information Jump to AT&T or Liberty Health or Verizon or PPAs

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 NY.gov 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.

Click here for NYC Central Labor Council COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

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

NEW December 14, 2020: This is the new 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

PDF icon Work Arrangement Request COVID-19 Part 1

PDF icon Work Arrangement Request COVID-19 Part 2

Emergency Leave Request Form for Child/Elder Care

PDF icon Instructions for requesting/renewing Child/Elder Care Leave (fill out the online Emergency Request Form above)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement re Leaves of Absence related to COVID-19 (March 16, 2020)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement re 401(k) withdrawals related to COVID-19 (March 20, 2020)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement re Verizon bonus for those not enabled to work at home (March 29, 2020)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement Telehealth (March 15, 2020)

PDF icon Verizon Backup Care Advantage Program (March 15, 2020)

PDF icon Bright Horizon Backup Care Program Update Jun 2, 2021

PDF icon Health Care Spending Account Changes due to COVID-19

PDF icon Letter of Agreement Backup Care extension to Sept 30 (June 19, 2020)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement Bonus Pay renewal to June 30 (April 28, 2020)

PDF icon COVID-19 Tuition Assistance FAQ

PDF icon Backup Care Reimbursement Policy (effective May 16, 2020)The link for the backup care reimbursement form is in the policy above, but you must be at a Verizon computer for the link to work

PDF icon Back up Care Reimbursement FAQ

PDF icon VZ Letter re extension of health and insurance deadlines (June 2020)

PDF icon VZ COVID-19 Summary of Material Modification

PDF icon VZ Mid-year changes to Healthcare Spending Accounts (June 10, 2020) 

PDF icon VZ Health Care Spending Account Changes to Eligible Expenses (July 8, 2020) 

PDF icon VZ COVID-19 Back-up Care Letter of Agreement (July 15, 2020) 

PDF icon VZ Letter of Agreement re Unpaid Covid-19 Leave for additional 26 weeks (Oct 15, 2020)

PDF icon Verizon Vaccine FAQ (Updated 3.1.21)

PDF icon Verizon COVID-19 Safety Plan (Updated 3.4.21)

File VZ Vaccination information, including paid time for vaccine appointments 

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

PDF icon VZ Letter of Agreement Work at Home extension to May 31, 2021 (April 29, 2021)

PDF icon VZ Letter of Agreement Home Garaging extension to May 31, 2021 (April 29, 2021)

PDF icon CDC Updated Guidance on Mask Wearing & What it Means at VZ (May 18, 2021)

PDF icon Bright Horizon Back up Care Program update (June 2, 2021)

PDF icon Telehealth Letter of Agreement (June 29, 2021)

PDF icon Letter regarding Care.com, Bright Horizons, and Backup Childcare Reimbursement (June 29,2021)

PDF icon Back-up Care Policy Statement (updated July 1, 2021)

AT&T Information regarding COVID-19

PDF icon ATTM Response re COVID-19

Liberty Health Information Regarding COVID-19

PDF icon Liberty Health response re COVID-19 (March 9, 2020)

Click here for the CWA District 1 Updates for Health Care Workers website

Parking Production Assistants & Parking Coordinators Regarding COVID-19

MPHPIP COVID-19 Benefits (Sept 2020)

PDF icon Letter of Agreement COVID-19 Testing & Leave PPAs & Coordinators