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This September 11th marks 20 years since the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people were killed and countless wounded. We've lost members to 9/11 related illnesses, and many are dealing with the long-term health effects of their time working at Ground Zero. In addition to the human tragedy, the entire infrastructure of lower Manhattan, including the telecommunications network, was decimated. Thousands of CWA members worked around the clock in the days, weeks, and months that followed rebuilding the network. Did you have a role in the network restoration in some capacity? We want to hear your story.
Did you live or work at or near Ground Zero following 9/11? Are you registered with BOTH the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the Victim's Compensation Fund (VCF)? If you're registered with the World Trade Center Health Program but not the VCF, it's not too late, but you may be subject to a July 29, 2021 deadline.
Verizon New York Inc., Verizon Services Corp., and Empire City Subway Company (Ltd.), (collectively “the Company”) are declaring a surplus condition in twenty-three (23) titles within Force Adjustment Areas (“FAAs”) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. The Company has also declared a surplus in the VSSI and VZB groups.
Americans need high speed, affordable broadband to work, learn, shop and succeed in the world today. However, millions of us do not have reliable, affordable broadband access. Congress is considering investing in better broadband access. Creating good jobs and reliable service means making sure the work is done by skilled union workers. Click the headline to sign the petition!
CWA Local 1101 believes that every production you work on, big or small, should be a union production. We believe that every hour you work should contribute to your health care and your pension and you should be receiving union wages and protections.
Please see attached letter from Verizon regarding changes to the Back-up Care Policy, Bright Horizons, and new Care.com benefits. Also attached is the updated Back-up Care Policy, effective July 1, 2021. Also below is a letter re Telehealth services, effective Aug 1, 2021.
The Covid-19 Home Garaging agreement is extended through July 31, 2021. The Company has informed us that this is the last extension of this agreement and home garaging will end on August 1, 2021. We have reached an agreement with Verizon to extend our Covid-19 Work from Home agreements until September 30, 2021. We have also agreed to continue to meet with Verizon to discuss future plans for those employees working at home. For a statement from CWA and the LOAs, please click the story headline.
Join CWA on Saturday, June 19, at 1:30 pm for a virtual event to celebrate Juneteenth. This year's event will highlight Juneteenth's significance for the labor movement and the ongoing work CWAers have been engaged in over the past year to build an anti-racist union. We will be joined by CWA activists, artists, and special guests.
Join the AFL-CIO and Pride at Work for a conversation about LGBTQ+ Workers and the PRO Act! Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm on the AFL-CIOs Facebook Live. The 51st NYC Annual Pride Parade "The Fight Continues" will take place on Sunday, June 27 and be a mix of in-person and virtual activities.
Congratulations to the winners of the Ed Dempsey and Local 1101 Scholarships. We know you will go on to do great things. For a list of the winners of the 2021 Ed Dempsey and Local 1101 Scholarships please click the story headline.
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend. Please take a moment to remember all those who died while serving in the military. Stay safe everyone.