Verizon Wireless

CWA/Verizon Wireless Contract 2015-2019

Meet Tom Gentile

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Chief Steward Verizon Wireless

Tom Gentile is chief steward for the 70 field technicians at Verizon Wireless. He works out of the Whitestone switch in Queens, and has been a tech at VZW for 6 years. Tom graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Computer Science, and from Pace University with an M.S. in Internet Technology. He was a Communications officer for the United States Air Force where he served on active duty in Columbus AFB, MS and was also deployed to Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Tom got involved with the union to help make sure things are done right and that the company respects the contract. Tom’s got a lot of ground to cover, representing Verizon Wireless technicians throughout the five boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties. The 70 technicians Tom represents are still the only Verizon Wireless workers who are union. Their contract expires in August 2015 at the same time as the CWA/IBEW- Verizon Communications contract.