Tentative Agreement Reached at Kaleida Health

Congratulations to CWA Local 1168 members in Buffalo, NY. A tentative agreement has been reached on a new collective bargaining agreement at Kaleida Health. Plans for a ratification vote will also be announced once the details are set.

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Listen to the Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call

Listen to the recording of the May 31 Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call.

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Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Technicians

Read the summary of Tentative Agreement for Verizon Wireless Technicians

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Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Retail

Read the summary of the tentative agreement for Verizon Wireless Retail

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District 1 Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call Tuesday, May 31

We will be holding a Verizon and Verizon Wireless NY/NE contract explanation call on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:15 pm ET. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor will review the the tentative agreement, answer questions about the agreement and discuss the ratification process.

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NE/NY Verizon Bargaining Report

The unity and determination of our members for 6 ˝ weeks on the street—in the great tradition of 1971 and 1989—proved that management was wrong. Our members stood up and fought back, and turned back virtually every concession that remained on the table when we went on strike on April 13th.

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Verizon Back to Work Agreement for NE/NY

Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours. All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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Victory for Verizon and Verizon Wireless Workers!

Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast

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U.S. LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS PEREZ ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON A NEW CONTRACT FOR VERIZON WOR

“Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute between Verizon’s workers, unions, and management. The parties are now working to reduce the agreement to writing, after which the proposal will be submitted to CWA and IBEW union members for ratification."

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Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

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CWAers Confronted by Armed Verizon Security and Swat Team in the Philippines

Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far beyond what has previously been reported and what the company publicly has claimed. Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 54

Following our meeting with Verizon on Monday, the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company in off record discussions over call sharing, The union committee continued to meet throughout the week to discuss our next steps.

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Verizon Shareholders to Vote for Change of Course as Investor and Customer Concerns Grow

Days before Verizon’s annual shareholder meeting, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that Verizon workers, who also hold an estimated $1.3 billion in the company’s stock, will vote for a series of shareholder proposals to improve the company’s corporate governance. Verizon workers, who have been on strike since April 13, are saying the company’s short-sighted decision-making is hurting Verizon’s shareholders, customers and long-term viability.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 53

Your Bargaining Team met with the company in Rye this afternoon for approximately 2 1/2 hours. We made some compromise proposals in a number of areas, designed to kick-start the bargaining process. One of these proposals included a plan that would give the company greater flexibility in routing customer service calls, while at the same time limiting the amount of contracting out of that work overall.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 52

Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.”

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