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

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

Read US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez's 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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CWAers Tell Legislators in Albany: Safe Staffing Can’t Wait!

CWA members from Locals 1168 and 1133 were joined by our sisters and brothers from NYSNA, NYSUT, PEF, 1199SEIU, and the NY State Wide Senior Action Council to tell Albany legislators: Patient safety can't wait and urge them to pass the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act this session.

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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 Verizonís annual shareholder meeting, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that Verizon workers, who also hold an estimated $1.3 billion in the companyís stock, will vote for a series of shareholder proposals to improve the companyís corporate governance. Verizon workers, who have been on strike since April 13, are saying the companyís short-sighted decision-making is hurting Verizonís 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 STRIKE: Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike

There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike. Here are some facts that will help answer those questions.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 51

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met today at the Rye town Hilton.

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It’s Primary Day in New York

Today's the day New Yorkers get to help decide who will be the next President of the United States.

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AT&T Members at Local 1298 Working Without a Contract Since Saturday Night.

AT&T members at CWA Local 1298 in Hamden, CT have been working without a contract since Saturday night.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #50

Yesterday the Company gave us a proposal that contained no movement from their previous proposal to address our critical needs. There was no movement in wages, it continues to freeze pensions at 30 years and still allows them to increase contracting and off-shoring of our work.

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CWA District 1 Newsletter - April 5

Check out the latest CWA District 1 Newsletter.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Workers From Exposure to Respirable Silica

After decades of delay, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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