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READ THE CWA BARGAINING REPORT FOR VERIZON CONTRACT HERE
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Verizon Strike BACK TO WORK Agreement
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VZ Final Bargaining Report
VZ Final Bargaining Report.
Download: CWA District 1 NY NE Bargaining Report 5-29-16-1.pdf
Finalized Back To Work Agreement

BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA District 1 NY and NE May 29, 2016

Employees whose tours begin Tuesday night, May 31, 2016, and extend into Wednesday, June 1, 2016, will report to work for those tours.

All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Returning employees will return to work on the same tours to which they were assigned immediately prior to April 13, 2016.

In unusual circumstances, the Company will excuse employees, without pay, from reporting for a reasonable period not to exceed 72- hours from 5:00 pm, May 31, 2016. Members in this situation need to notify their supervisor prior to the start of their tour.

Employees on approved leaves of absence, approved medical leaves, suspensions or scheduled vacations shall report to work following expiration of such leaves, suspensions or vacations.

For two weeks following the return to work date, the provisions of the Collective Bargaining regarding overtime caps will not be in effect in order to reduce the work backlog resulting from the strike. Overtime will be assigned with due consideration to the safety and health of employees.

No employee will lose service or pension credit or life insurance as a result of participating in the Strike.

Unused vacation days and Excused Work Days remaining from 2015 which were still available on April 13, 2016, and which were not paid in lieu of during the Strike, may be taken pursuant to normal scheduling no later than September 30, 2016.

Floating holidays that were scheduled during the Strike may be rescheduled no later than September 30, 2016 and taken no later than December 31, 2016. 

DOL Press Release 5/17/16
 

     News Statement

U.S. Department of Labor | May 17, 2016

 

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez 

on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

 

“The parties involved in the Verizon labor dispute, including the senior leadership of the unions and the company and their bargaining teams, met today in Washington with Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Allison Beck, an experienced federal mediator who the parties agreed today would assist in the ongoing contract negotiations. Discussions will continue in Washington this week under the auspices of the Department of Labor. The parties further agreed that during these talks they will make no public statements, nor will there be comments from the federal officials involved.  

 

“I’m encouraged by the parties’ continued commitment to remain at the bargaining table and work toward a resolution,” Secretary Perez said. “We will continue to facilitate conversations to help the unions and the company reach an agreement.”

CWA Press Release 5/15/16

News Statement

U.S. Department of Labor | May 15, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez 

on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

“A few days ago, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez reached out to the parties in the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers and invited them to meet with him in Washington in an effort to help the parties resolve a dispute that is affecting thousands of workers, their families, and the company.

Today, Secretary Perez met at the U.S. Labor Department with Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Chris Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America; and Lonnie Stephenson, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The parties had an open, frank and constructive dialogue about finding a comprehensive way forward to resolve disputed issues and get people back to work. The parties agreed to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday to continue their discussion.

“The best way to resolve this labor dispute is at the bargaining table, and I am heartened by the parties’ mutual commitment to get back to immediate discussions and work toward a new contract,” said Secretary Perez. “I was singularly impressed by the parties’ appreciation that time is of the essence, and their strong commitment to use the collective bargaining process to reach a mutually beneficial resolution.”

VZ Bargaining Report #54

Regional Bargaining Report # 54

Saturday May 7, 2016

 

 

Following our meeting with Verizon on Monday, the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company in off record discussions over call sharing, The union committee continued to meet throughout the week to discuss our next steps.

On May 5, CWA members and allies brought the Verizon strike to the company’s shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, NM. Dozens of strikers flew out from the East Coast and were met by their sisters and brothers in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Over 250 people protested outside the meeting. Inside, CWA activists spoke on shareholder resolutions and presented more than 300,000 petitions from customers to CEO Lowell McAdam.

Later, 15 union members and community supporters were arrested, after they draped a 70-foot banner reading "Verizon: Good Jobs, No Greed" across Rio Grande Blvd and then sat down under the banner to block traffic.

"As long as corporate executives put short-term profits ahead of the workers who make those profits possible and the communities they promised to serve, the calls for a change of course at Verizon will only grow stronger," said protestor Bianca Cunningham before she was arrested alongside fourteen other protestors for civil disobedience. Cunningham is a former Verizon Wireless worker who was fired in September while helping her fellow employees form a union.

National Day of Action

CWA members, activists and allies held a National Day of Action to focus attention on Verizon's corporate greed. The 39,000 CWA and IBEW members remain on strike, pushing the company to stop offshoring jobs and to keep good jobs in our communities, so customers can get the quality service they deserve.

More than 400 protests were held nationwide, at Verizon Wireless stores and other locations in dozens of cities. In New York City, some 2,000 workers, supporters and elected leaders marched to a Verizon Wireless store on Wall Street.

Read more about the Day of Action and all the latest on the Verizon strike at 

www.facebook.com/standuptoverizon and www.standuptoverizon.com.

 

Keep the picket lines at Wireless strong, and keep following the scabs. The company will get the message--they will not break us. 

 

We will win.

Stay strong.

Solidarity forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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