September 6, 2011
The Company provided a portion of the information the Union had requested on contracting. The Union is awaiting additional information and is scheduled to meet again tomorrow.
August 13, 2011
Our picket lines remain strong with members, their families and community supporters being vocal against the attack on our wages, benefits and standard of living. Keep up the amazing work you are doing.
August 12, 2011
Your union committee met for several hours and after lengthy discussions with the Company there was some slight movement at the table. The Union presented a detailed proposal covering several issues and is waiting the Company’s response.
August 11, 2011
The news is not good. We were in a “time will tell” mode yesterday to see if the company was serious about negotiating a fair contract. Tonight, we got the answer to our question: “Will the company finally come to the table and begin bargaining with a commitment to negotiate a fair contract ” The answer is NO
August 10, 2011
The Regional Committees are reviewing the latest proposal and they will be putting together counter proposals to see if the company is serious about their commitment to bargain.
August 9, 2011
After two days of discussions at high levels of the Union and the Company, the Regional Bargaining Committee will go back to the bargaining table tomorrow at the rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY.
August 9, 2011
Picket Lines are strong at every location from New England to Virginia. Unions are contacting us from all over the country who are offering to help us in our fight against Verizon. Working Men and Women, union and non-union realize this is a fight to save the Middle class.
August 7, 2011
Over 10,000 Workers in New York Will Join Mass Picket Lines and Rallies on Monday Morning This week thousands of striking workers will join mass picket lines and rallies at over 100 Verizon work locations across New York and New Jersey to pressure the highly profitable company to back off its sweeping demands. Verizon’s demands include: gutting pension security, eliminating benefits for workers injured on the job, eliminating job security, slashing paid sick leave, and raising health care costs by up to $6,800 per worker. Find picket lines and rallies near you after the jump!
Verizon Refuses to Get Serious About Bargaining: Workers Standing Up for Middle Class Jobs, Benefits
August 6, 2011
Even at the 11th hour, with contracts set to expire, Verizon continues to seek to strip away 50 years of contract gains. Following the game plan of Wisconsin, Verizon is trying to destroy the collective bargaining process by refusing to engage seriously on the issues.
August 6, 2011
With just 6 hours left before contract expiration, the company has yet to withdraw any of their retrogressive proposals. The company informed us this morning that they have another health care proposal to bring to the table. We are still waiting to meet to see this proposal.
August 5, 2011
With just 1 day before contract expiration, the company has yet to withdraw any of their retrogressive proposals and actually added proposals from the local tables to the Regional table tonight. Further discussions are scheduled with the Regional Committee tomorrow morning.
August 4, 2011
The Company needs to get serious and begin bargaining with your Union. We need every member to tell their manager that Verizon needs to bargain with their Union now.
August 3, 2011
The Company needs to get serious and begin bargaining with your Union. The clock is ticking and time is running out. Verizon seems hell-bent on destroying the middle class jobs CWA and IBEW have fought so hard to create over the last 50 years of collective bargaining.
August 2, 2011
CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, NY. With just 4 days before contract expiration, your bargaining committee is still waiting for Verizon to get serious at the bargaining table. The Company spends more time sending messages to our members giving them “bargaining facts” than they spend at the table. The Company’s “ bargaining facts” e-mailed today to our members stated that key issues are being explored at the bargaining table, yet the issues listed were only briefly mentioned at a June meeting and never raised again. Your bargaining committee needs you to let your managers know that you are demanding that the Company come to the table and bargain with your Union. The Company was not ready to meet until 5:30 p.m. today. They need to get serious. The clock is ticking and time is running out.
August 1, 2011
With just 5 days before contract expiration, Verizon has yet to get serious at the bargaining table. While the message from Saturday’s rally, where more than 15,000 CWA/IBEW members, retirees and their families stood together to let Verizon know their demands are totally unacceptable, was carried by the media…. Verizon still doesn’t get it.