U.S. LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS PEREZ ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON A NEW CONTRACT FOR VERIZON WOR
May 27, 2016
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."
May 17, 2016
May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.
May 15, 2016
Read US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez's statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers
May 13, 2016
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.
May 10, 2016
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.
May 7, 2016
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.
May 3, 2016
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.
May 2, 2016
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.
April 26, 2016
There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike. Here are some facts that will help answer those questions.
April 19, 2016
The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met today at the Rye town Hilton.
April 19, 2016
Today's the day New Yorkers get to help decide who will be the next President of the United States.
April 15, 2016
AT&T members at CWA Local 1298 in Hamden, CT have been working without a contract since Saturday night.
April 7, 2016
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.
April 5, 2016
Check out the latest CWA District 1 Newsletter.
March 28, 2016
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.