Christie’s Illegal Failure to Fund Pension Puts NJ Families at Risk

After budget shortfalls, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke the law when he decided to cut $1.57 billion from a promised payment to public workers' pension system, putting NJ families at risk of losing the hard-earned compensation they deserve. Get the facts and learn how you can take action.

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Picketing the NYS PSC for Good Jobs and High Speed Internet for All

Over 200 Verizon workers from across New York descended on Albany on March 24th to picket the Public Service Commission (PSC) and lobby State Legislators.

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T-Mobile Found Guilty of Illegal Policies

A judge at the National Labor Relations Board just found T-Mobile US guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations, effectively shutting down workers’ rights to talk to each other. The ruling comes following a rare move by the NLRB, consolidating multiple complaints against T-Mobile US for illegal actions and policies in Albuquerque, NM; Wichita, KS; Charleston, SC, and New York City.

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Message from Vice President Chris Shelton to our members at Verizon

We all know that the welfare of employees is not what Verizon really cares about!

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Justice for Workers! Join Mayor de Blasio and the WFP on Wednesday, October 8

To kick off a campaign to win justice for workers and to win both a Democratic-WFP majority in the State Senate and have a strong showing on the WFP line on Election Day, join Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Working Families Party on Wednesday, October 8 at 6pm.

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CWA Union Hall Call: Listen & Sign Up

Listen to the audio recording of the October call and sign up for the November call.

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Verizon Open Enrollment NYNE

Verizon 2013 Open Enrollment November 7, 2012 - November 21, 2012

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Verizon Contract Ratified

Communications Workers of America at Verizon Communications ratifies the contract

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Verizon Final Bargaining Summary- Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

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Final Bargaining Report - Summary of Tentative Agreement

Summary of Tentative Agreement with Verizon

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Cablevision Workers Win! Beat Union-Busting to Join CWA

Last Thursday, 282 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians and dispatchers in Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 in a union election administered by National Labor Relations Board, overcoming a vigorous anti-union campaign led by Cablevision. They are the first Cablevision workers to join a union. Cable TV is an overwhelmingly non-union industry while the traditional telecommunications industry remains highly unionized. “I’ve waited 13 years for this,” said Cablevision technician Clarence Adams. “United, as members of Communications Workers of America, we now have the power to negotiate a fair contract that will give us the dignity and respect on the job we deserve.” Cablevision workers are currently subject to arbitrary discipline and favoritism by managers, their health care coverage is inadequate, their workload is unreasonable and they have insufficient 401(k) retirement plans. Cablevision workers also make at least one-third less than Verizon workers, who are represented by CWA.

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Stand Up for the Cablevision 99%

Cablevision’s Brooklyn workers are tired of their poor working conditions, lousy healthcare coverage and sham retirement plans. While the 99% at Cablevision are trying to make ends meet, the top six executives raked in $75 million in 2010 and the company pulled in $361 million in profits. Cablevision’s workers are demanding the right to join a union and negotiate a fair contract that will provide the job security and compensation necessary to support their families. Check out their website: http://www.thecablevision99.org.

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CWA Statement on Public Financing of Elections and State of the State Address

We commend Governor Cuomo's call to give all New Yorkers an equally important voice in the political process. Like the Governor, we believe that public financing of New York elections will help level the playing field for all candidates and ensure our members' votes matter and their voices are heard. Enacting reform this year will be a enormous step towards removing the many blocks keeping average citizens from participating fully in our Democracy.

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E-ZPass Workers Win First Contract!

After a 36 month battle, over 200 Staten Island-based E-ZPass workers have won a first contract! The agreement improves job security, health care, and guaranteed wage rates, while limiting sub-contracting. The contract is the result a fierce struggle by E-ZPass workers for their rights on the job at ACS, the Xerox division that runs the E-ZPass system for New York State agencies. Congratulations to the E-ZPass workers, who are proud members of CWA Local 1102!

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Next Big Street Action: Thursday, Dec 1st March for Jobs and Economic Fairness

The protest at Foley Square on Nov 17 was huge, with over 35,000 protesters on the Square, nearby streets, and the Brooklyn Bridge. By focusing the public and the media on the growing inequality our country faces, these street marches and the Occupy movement are making a big difference for working people. On Thursday, December 1st, CWA will join the Central Labor Council's march for Jobs and Economic Fairness. CWA members are meeting at 4pm on 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. The march will step off from Herald Square and head down to Union Square. Join the march!

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