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On Election Day, Vote on the Working Families Party Ballot Line!

Victories for millions of New Yorkers are within reach next year -- including raising the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, a DREAM Act, a full Women's Equality Act, and reducing the number of racially biased marijuana arrests.

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Verizon Open Enrollment for 2015 Ends Nov 4, 2014

You should have received your information packet at home from Verizon. You can also view your benefits and make changes for 2015 at Verizon Benefits ConnectionThe 2015 Annual Open Enrollment Dates are as follows: Active members: Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014; Retired members: Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014.  Retirees can continue to make changes up through December 1, 2014 to be effective January 1, 2015.
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Local 1101 Officers Election

If you haven't received a ballot yet call 800-529-5218. Ballots were mailed to all eligible members on October 15, 2014. Any eligible member who has not received a ballot in the mail, at home, may request a duplicate ballot beginning October 22, 2014 by calling the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 800 529-5218.

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Update on Verizon Special Offer

From Dennis Trainor, District 1 Assistant to Vice President Chris Shelton. Two weeks ago, the Company approached CWA with a special incentive offer for certain members to leave the payroll. This offer was identical to the offer that CWA rejected last year with a few exceptions.

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New Members of Local 1101 Win First Contract

NYC MetroPCS workers vote yes on first contract. Just over a year ago the workers of Metro PCS/T-Mobile in the Lexington Avenue store, NYC, set out to form a union. When they started they had three major issues they wanted to see addressed: fair scheduling, job security, and respect from management.

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Verizon's Latest EIPP Offer

CWA District 1, October 10, 2014. Memo from Dennis Trainor, Assistant to Chris Shelton, Vice President, District One. We have received a proposal from Verizon regarding a surplus offer. One of the provisions of the Company's proposal is to offer an option to make this offer on a local by local basis. The National Union has told the Company that we are not interested in dividing our Union in this way.

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AT&T Mobility Annual Enrollment Period Oct 6-17

The AT&T Mobility annual enrollment period opens October 6 and closes on Oct. 17. The time is now – take control, and enroll. You can enroll in your 2015 benefits from just about anywhere.

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Rally with Mayor Bill de Blasio to Win in November

Rally to Take Back the State Senate, Maximize Votes on the Working Families Party Line, and Raise the Minimum Wage.

Wednesday, October 8, 6-8pm

St Vartan Armenian Cathedral

639 2nd Avenue (at 35 St), Manhattan

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Peoples Climate March Sunday, September 21

Assemble at 10:15am on south side of 57th Street at Broadway.  The big corporations that are fighting measures to reduce global warming pollution are the same corporate interests that are attacking our wages, benefits and working conditions. We know from our own experience they will do anything to increase their profits, from firing workers who stand up for justice on the job to covering up the effects of toxic chemicals on our health.

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Letter from Larry Cohen, CWA President

September 18, 2014. Dear Sisters and Brothers: After much thought, I have decided not to seek reelection next June as President of our union. I informed the Executive Board at our meeting today. I am confident that our Executive Board can support a strong candidate but this is not a campaign note and that decision is up to you.

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