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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REMINDER: Possible Tax Refilef Available to some 9/11 Responders, Survivors and Families

Tax relief is available to some injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors as well as the families of some that have died from their 9/11 injuries.

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United States Senators Urge Verizon to Settle a Fair Contract

US Senators urge Verizon to support good jobs and negotiate a fair contract with the employees who make the company's success possible.

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Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 48

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company last week at the Rye Town Hilton to exchange proposals on Call Sharing. This week there was a high level meeting where both sides agreed to continue bargaining to see if both parties can address each others critical issues.

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CWA District 1 Newsletter - March 15

Read the latest CWA District 1 newsletter

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Verizon Workers Blast Company’s Greed in New TV Ad

Frustrated with the unproductive pace of negotiations towards a new contract for 39,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia, CWA has launched a regional TV and digital ad buy calling the nation's 16th largest company "the poster child for corporate greed."

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CWAers Support CUNY Workers Fighting for a Good Contract and an End to Tuition Hikes

CWA members and retirees from Locals across New York city came out to support CUNY workers in their fight for good contracts and a stop to tuition hikes.

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