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    Verizon Bargaining Update

    As you already know,  CWA, IBEW and  Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019.   We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few additional...

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    Verizon CEO Stepping Down

    Hans Vestberg, Executive Vice President and President of Global Networks and Chief Technology Officer, named CEO, effective August 1, 2018 Lowell McAdam to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board through end of 2018 and as Non-Executive Chairman thereafter   Verizon Communications Inc.today...

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    Stop Sending Call Center Jobs Overseas

    CWA members and allies continue to put pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas.  Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and nine other Democratic Senators sent a letter last week to President Trump calling on him to take executive action and support legislation to help rein in...

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    Using Skype to Engage Distant Members

    Technology has helped to democratize many different industries. Now anyone with a cellphone can be a journalist. Twitter has helped spark revolutions all over the world and Skype is helping some unions get their members more involved.  Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 13101 represents...

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    Bargaining Updates

    Avaya Bargaining Unit; On 1/29/18 we reached a CBA extension until September 21, 2019. The extension maintains all current CBA provisions and provides a 2.8% wage increase across the board.   Verizon Bargaining Unit; Scott Perlot went back to work on Monday January 29,2018 as a splicer for Verizon...

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    Vote No to Right to Work in Delaware

    The Delaware Business Times is conducting an online survey on whether Delaware should become a Right To Work state. Please click on the link below.  It will take you to the Business Times article that has the link to the survey (at the end of the article) and please vote ‘no.’  Feel free to pass...

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    Strengthen Our Unions Before Trump's Janus

    The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case on February 26th. A decision on the case is expected in June. Over the next six months, public sector unions from across the country are racing to limit any impact the case may have. Here are some of the strategies that...

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    Fill out the AFL-CIO survey

    This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018. Share your feedback with us now, so we can be most effective.  ...

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    Contract Reached at AT&T

    After 10 months of contentious negotiations, a contract has been reached between the United States only union wireless carrier, AT&T, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA).     The deal covers 21,000 of its wireless-support and retail workers across 36 states in AT&T's Mobility...

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    Tell Congress: We Can Save Call Center Jobs

    In the past few years, thousands of customer service jobs in the United States have disappeared. But demand isn't shrinking and profits aren't down. Companies already making billions off of U.S. consumers are shipping good jobs overseas to call centers in Mexico, India, and the Philippines. These...

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    CWA Statement on Charlottesville VA

    Hatred, racism and bigotry have no place in our nation. We’ve said these words too many times before. Clearly our nation has a lot of work to do to end the ugly actions and vile rhetoric of the white supremacists who filled the streets of Charlottesville, Va. , this weekend. On behalf of the...

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    AT&T Strike Deadline

    STRIKE deadline for 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, May 19 for the following contracts:  --Mobility (Orange contract--list of states here) --AT&T West (wireline in California, Nevada)  --AT&T East (Connecticut)  --DIRECTV West This will cover a total of approximately 40,000 members.   We...

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