Communications of America 1105

CWA Rallies at Verizon Wireless Friday, Januay 22, 2016
Tape Updated Friday, February 5, 2016 7:30 PM

Senator Chuck Schumer address CWA members as they rally outside the Verizon Wireless store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Company Lies, Strike May Be Called Any Day Now. In the event of a strike all member's working for Verizon will be given a picket duty schedule with day, time and location assignment. Keep in touch with the tape and this web site for further updates.

Bally's (Scientific Gaming) Bargaining Update
CWA Local 1105 Bally's members need the help of their Brothers and Sisters at Verizon
CWA Local 1105 organized the technicians at Scientific Gaming (Bally’s) who maintain the slot machines at three New York area casinos. We have been negotiating since November of 2013 with Scientific Gaming with little to no progress on major issues such as wages, benefits and a “just cause” clause in cases of termination, just to name a few. Our members know what they want, and what they want is a fair and equitable contract.
Please Call The NY State Gaming Commission on 518-388-3300 and ask them to protect our Technicians
and urge Scientific Gaming to negotiate a fair contract for their employees.
To access a full size copy of this flyer please click on the link to the right.
Attention Members We Have Moved

CWA Local1105 has moved to 1983 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, N.Y. 11042 Suite C120 By September 1, 2015. The new office telephone number is 516-775-1105
The Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund (DCRF) is now suspended pending the outcome of bargaining. You may request DCRF reimbursement for August 2015 provided your request is postmarked no later than Friday, September 11, 2015.
In 2007 Verizon sold its landline operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont for $2.7 billion to Fairpoint Communications. Fairpoint took a profitable land line business and ran it into the ground resulting in Fairpoint declaring bankruptcy in October of 2009. This had a serious effect on the thousands of former Verizon workers many represented by CWA and IBEW.
Since April of this year CWA and IBEW have been bargaining with Fairpoint to try to reach an equitable agreement before their contracts' expiration. From the beginning Fairpoint has demanded $700 Million in concessions. On October 14, 2014 CWA and IBEW struck Fairpoint and Fairpoint responded by freezing the pensions of 2000 union workers who built New England's telephone system.
On day 23 of the strike, Saturday, November 8, 2014 the striking workers were joined by their brothers and sisters in Portsmith, ME from the surrounding Verizon territories including a delegation from CWA Local 1105. This fight is our fight said CWA Local 1105 President Keith Edwards, what Fairpoint is attempting in New England is a preview of what we can expect from Verizon in our upcoming negotiantions.

We need all members, their families and friends to call the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on 888-701-0493 to urge them to require the build out of FIOS across the state as well as to redefine Basic Service to include broadband and cable television.

August 2, 2013 -
In November 2006 Verizon unilaterally modified the Absence Control Plan (ACP); eliminating steps, changed the accepted definition of satisfactory under the ACP and introduced suspensions as part of the plan. CWA filed grievances regarding the numerous ways the company's changes negatively impacted our members.
On May 22, 2011 the arbitrator decision denied in part and sustained in part the claims made in our grievance.
The arbitrator ruled that:
1. The Company did not violate the just cause provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
2. The Company did violate the 1983 Freije letter.
3. The Company did violate Article 44.02 of the CBA (Article 44 of the CWA 1105 CBA).
4. The Company did not violate Sec 8(a)(1) or 8 (a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act.
The Arbitrator ordered the parties to meet to address and remedy the violations the arbitrator had identified. Under his ruling if the parties could not reach an agreement, he would retain jurisdiction and rule on the remedy to be applied. The parties failed to reach agreement and the case went back to the Arbitrator for further review.
On May 5, 2013 the Arbitrator issued a new ruling. This ruling reinstates the extra step to the ACP for employees that have 25 or more years of service and while preserving the company's new definition of unsatisfactory under the ACP for purposes of justifying the suspension provisions of the modified plan which begin at Step 3, it does not allow the company to deny movement under the Specified Posted Vacancy (SPV) plan until an employee reaches Step 4 of the modified ACP.
Both arbitration rulings appear to the right on this web site.
All Verizon Leave of Absense status requests including:

FLMA (Family and Medical Leave Act) Leaves
Anticipated Disability Leaves
Care of Newborn Child (CNC) Leaves
Educational Leaves
Enhanced Educational Leaves
Family Care Leaves
Military Leaves
Personal Leaves

must be made by calling MetLife on 855-814-9344

Verizon Wireless Downstate Locations
POSTED 12/15/15 11:04PM
Downstate Verizon Wireless Stores.pdf
This a list of the Downstate Verizon Wireless Stores. Brooklyn Store Locations are not listed as they are represented by CWA Local 1109 whose members will cover.

2015 Westchester Central Labor Council Endorsements
POSTED 10/20/15 12:48PM
2015 Westchester Central Labor Council Endorsements.pdf

2015 New York State AFL-CIO Endorsements
POSTED 10/20/15 12:47PM
2015 New York State AFL-CIO State Endorsements.pdf

We Are Not On Strike - Yet
POSTED 08/02/15 6:54AM
We Are Not On Strike - Yet.pdf

CWA Local 1105 Members at Scientific Gaming (Bally's) Need Our Help
POSTED 08/02/15 6:54AM
Ballys verizon flyer.pdf

Memorandum of Agreement between CWA and SuperMedia extending contract to 10-10-15
POSTED 07/23/14 8:25AM
SUPERMEDIA_MOA_070914 (1) (3).pdf

TTA Program Identity Theft
POSTED 10/22/13 1:43PM
Vz stolen laptop letter.pdf

CWA Local 1105 By-Laws
POSTED 08/11/15 8:08AM
BY-LAWS CWA 1105 AS OF 01.2015 - FINAL.pdf

POSTED 03/04/11 12:27PM
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.
- Martin Niemller

POSTED 09/29/11 2:19PM
SuperMedia Dues Deduction Form.pdf
Dues Deduction Form

Empire City Casino
POSTED 04/26/13 11:09AM
Empire City Casino Dues Deduction Form.pdf
Dues Deduction Form

32 B-J Legal Services
POSTED 01/16/15 9:46AM
dues auth form-32BJ.pdf
Dues Deduction Form

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