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Dependent Care Reimbursement Now Available for Verizon Workers

The Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund (The DCRF) has been finalized. Reimbursement for Child care is now available. You can send in monthly forms starting with the month of June 2016.  Instructions, applications, and reimbursement forms can be downloaded from our website at www.regionalwfrc.com.  Reimbursements are for $50.00 a week. June and July reimbursement forms post marked by August 12 will be processed for your August 26 paycheck.

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401(k) Contribution Increase Goes in Effect September 15, 2016 for Verizon workers

The Company has notified the union that the following information will be sent in August. Beginning September 15, 2016, eligible associates may contribute up to 25% of eligible pay each period (an increase from the current 16% maximum). Contributions can be made using any combination of before-tax, after-tax and/or Roth contributions (subject to IRS limits).

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Summer Camp Reimbursement Program is Open

The Work Family Committee has begun the process of starting up the Work Family programs again. In the coming weeks we will be meeting to make decisions about the current programs, but since school has ended we wanted to get the ball rolling on the Summer Camp program. The Summer Camp session will be from July 1 - September 3, 2016.

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Union Plus Card Holders Can Still Apply for $300 Strike Grant

Deadline is April 13, 2017. If you have a Union Plus credit card, and did not apply for the $300 strike grant already, you can still do so. The window to apply is one year from the start of the strike. You must have had a Union Plus Credit card for at least three months prior to the start of the strike to be eligible.

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2016 Verizon Raise & Ratification Bonus

The 2016 raise of 3% went into effect on June 19, 2016. It will be applied to all steps on the wage schedule and will appear in the paycheck of July 1, 2016. The ratification bonus of $1000 will be paid in a separate Verizon paycheck on July 1, 2016.

Media Round up on Verizon & VZW Contract Ratifications

Below is a round-up of news articles on the Verizon & Verizon Wireless contract ratifications. 
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A Strike For All Working Families

by CWA President Chris Shelton, Huffington Post.  Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of fruitless bargaining, their backs were against the wall. They did not know how long they would be on the street, or how long their families would have to survive without a paycheck. But they were determined, they were militant, and they were creative.

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Raises, Overtime Lists & Ratification Bonus

The contract was ratified Friday, June 17. The first raise of 3% went into effect yesterday, Sunday, June 19, 2016. The overtime lists will be zeroed out next Sunday, June 26. The ratification bonus of $1000 will be paid within 30 days after ratification. The raise schedule is as follows going forward:

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Design the Local 1101 Strike 2016 T-shirt

We are making Strike 2016 t-shirts for all Local 1101 Verizon, Verizon Business & Verizon Wireless members (except the scabs of course).  We're holding a contest for the winning slogan/t-shirt design. Top prize: your T-shirt design will be proudly worn by 1101 members at the 2016 Labor Day parade and for years to come! Please email your slogan and design to: Local1101tshirt@gmail.com.

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Tuition Assistance Update for Verizon workers

Verizon notified the national Union of the following TAP problem According to the Company, the vendor who manages the Tuition Assitance Plan was notified that the strike was over and that the plan should be reinstated effective on the date that the employee returned to work.

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