News

April 5, 2016

Verizon Mobilization Update

Verizon workers held mass rallies to demand a FAIR CONTRACT NOW while Verizon Wireless workers in Everett, MA and Brooklyn, NY mobilize for a fair first contract.

April 1, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #49

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees spent many hours at the Rye Town Hilton this week working on ideas that we believe address the Company?s most important concerns in reaching a new contract.

March 21, 2016

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.

March 16, 2016

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.

March 11, 2016

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."

March 7, 2016

AT&T Connecticut Bargaining Report #5

In our efforts to improve the work rules for CPE and 911 technicians, the union formed a sub‐committee and added Business Agent Chuck Borchert and Technician Ted Behrendt to work with VP?s Dave Weidlich and Jay Palazzo.

March 5, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 47

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company Thursday at the Rye Town Hilton to receive another proposal from Verizon.

March 3, 2016

CWA ATT Mobility National Bargained Benefit Report #2

March 3, 2016. The CWA Bargaining Committee met via phone conference this week to discuss the Company's proposal and continues to review data from the company. We will meet as a committee and with the Company bargainers next week.

March 1, 2016

AT&T Connecticut Bargaining Report #4

The Company passed more proposals to the bargaining team today. We spent much time asking questions in an effort to evaluate the company?s proposals.

February 26, 2016

AT&T Connecticut Bargaining Report #3

The Union and the Company met today and the company made several retrogressive proposals related to healthcare and Article VII. In addition, they passed a proposal to eliminate the commitment of employment security. The Union stressed how shameful it is that AT&T would propose these changes after forcing many of these employees to continue their employment with AT&T when they could have had gainful employment and a Guaranteed Job Offer had they been allowed to transition at the time of the Frontier acquisition.

February 26, 2016

CWA / AT&T Mobility National Bargained Benefit Plan Report #1

The CWA and Company bargaining teams met via phone conference to kick off bargaining for a successor agreement for healthcare benefits. This NBBP Agreement covers all four CWA contracts with Mobility.

February 25, 2016

AT&T Connecticut Bargaining Report #2

The Company passed several proposals based on administration and clean up related to the titles at AT&T in Connecticut. Both committees agreed to scheduled meetings for tomorrow and for next week.

February 24, 2016

AT&T Connecticut Bargaining Report #1

The CWA Local 1298 Bargaining Committee met with AT&T Labor Relations today and based on information previously shared by the AT&T committee, fully expected to dive into the issues that are important to bringing in an agreement in a timely manner. Working together to reach a timely agreement is an issue that the company highlighted during their opening statements. Instead, the company presented the union with contract clean up that was insignificant to the heart of why we are at the bargaining table.

February 5, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 46

As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare. The Union addressed this in our proposal which would save the Company over $200 million during the term of the contract.

January 26, 2016

NYC Traffic Agents Reach 7-Year Tentative Agreement

New York City traffic enforcement agents, members of CWA Local 1182, reached a tentative seven-year agreement with the city that includes raises and a signing bonus. The 2,100 agents issue parking tickets and direct traffic throughout the city.

January 25, 2016

Sen. Schumer Urges Verizon to Re-Hire Unjustly Fired Verizon Wireless Worker

At a rally on January 22 U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer joined CWA members in Brooklyn, NY to demand Verizon Wireless re-hire illegally fired union activist Bianca Cunningham and settle fair contracts.

January 21, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #45

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. In our last bargaining report we informed you that after high level discussions between the Union and the Company during the last few weeks the Union bargaining committee gave the Company a proposal which addressed both parties? needs. This week the Company rejected the Unions proposal and gave another unacceptable proposal to the Union.

January 16, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 44

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. After high level discussions between the Union and the Company during the last few weeks the Union bargaining committee worked all week to develop a proposal that addressed both parties' needs which we presented to the Company late Friday afternoon.

December 4, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #43

Right before Thanksgiving we ended our bargaining session with Verizon by asking the Company to think hard about the Union?s proposals. We told them if they truly want to reach an agreement with us they must address the Union?s proposals regarding all of our important issues and begin withdrawing their retrogressive proposals off of the table.

November 30, 2015

American Agents Approve First Contract

American Airlines agents, members of the CWA/IBT Passenger Service Association, have ratified a first contract by a 73 percent ?yes? vote.

November 30, 2015

Black Friday Actions Against Verizon's Greed

CWAers up and down the East Coast took action on Black Friday to send Verizon a clear message: We won't stop fighting until we have fair contracts at Verizon and Verizon Wireless.

November 24, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 42

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. The committee spent most of Monday reviewing data and proposals. Later in the day there were off record discussions on Call Sharing.

November 20, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #41

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.

November 6, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 40

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.