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Verizon
1 Year Anniversary
Apr 13, 2017

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1 Year Anniversary
Apr 13, 2017
Good afternoon Sisters & Brothers. 1Year ago today we went on strike against Verizon. It was a long and hard fight but through your efforts we won a good contract. We here at the Local would like to thank everyone for putting up a helluva fight. THANK YOU.
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Verizon could pursue further fiber acquisitions in 2017, say analysts
Dec 18, 2016
Verizon recently came one step closer to completing its acquisition of XO Communications when it gained FCC approval, but the telco's goals to densify its wireless network and win back small business from cable could drive it to pursue other fiber deals.
Equinix to Buy Some Verizon Data Centers for $3.6 Billion
Dec 08, 2016
Equinix Inc. agreed to pay Verizon Communications Inc. $3.6 billion for a portfolio of 24 data center sites in a transaction that will expand its operations deeper into more U.S. cities and Latin America.
MD People’s Counsel calls for suspension of Verizon copper retirement notices
Nov 07, 2016
November 2, 2016 The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (OPC) filed a petition with the state Public Service Commission (PSC) calling for an investigation – and suspension – of Verizon copper retirement notices.
2017 Annual Enrollment Retiree
Oct 25, 2016
Investing together for a healthier you. Your benefits. 2017 Annual Enrollment November 7 – November 18 Mid-Atlantic Post-1989 Retiree Dear Verizon Retiree: This guide summarizes important health and insurance benefits information and reflects the terms agreed upon by the Company and the Unions in the 2016 labor contracts.
2017 Annual Enrollment
Oct 25, 2016
2017 Annual Enrollment November 7 – November 18 Mid-Atlantic Active CWA Investing together for a healthier you. Your benefits. Investing together for a healthier you. This guide reflects the terms that were agreed upon in the 2016 labor contracts. Read it carefully to ensure you are aware of what is changing on January 1, 2017.
Verizon Wireless cuts 3,200 jobs
Oct 18, 2016
Verizon Wireless is cutting 3,200 call center jobs across the country. ABC reports that call centers in California, Connecticut, Maine, Nebraska, and New York will be closed. “Verizon Communications brags about being the nation’s biggest wireless carrier,” Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton said in a statement.
A Day @ Verizon
Oct 18, 2016

Frontier Communications
Oct 10, 2016

Verizon offers free calls to Haiti in ‘chaotic’ aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
Oct 05, 2016
Around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm system, made landfall in Les Anglais, Haiti. Information is still slowly trickling in regarding the full extent of the damage, with the New York Times reporting “major devastation as the storm felled trees, ripped roofs, and destroyed farms” in the island nation.
Sprint, Frontier, Windstream back Verizon-Incompas price cap proposal on BDS
Oct 05, 2016
Three incumbent carriers – Frontier Communications, Sprint and Windstream – are lining up in favor of the price cap proposal for business data services (BDS) made by Verizon and Incompas.
PLEASE EXCUSE THE MESS
Sep 29, 2016
Yahoo wasn’t lying when it told Verizon it didn’t know about the biggest hack in history. Since Yahoo admitted on Sept. 22 that a 2014 hack compromised half a billion user accounts, a key question has been: how long has it known? The Financial Times reported (paywall) on Sept 23 that CEO Marissa Mayer knew Yahoo was looking into a possible hack back in July.
Upcoming EISP
Aug 23, 2016
Verizon intends to offer the Special EISP. Volunteers will be accepted as necessary to meet business needs. Packages will be distributed to employees beginning today 8-23-2016. The volunteer period will begin on August 30, 2016 and end on September 28, 2016. If you are accepted for the "Special EISP" the off payroll date is October 9, 2016.
LTSD
Aug 22, 2016
Just an FYI: There is no LTSD for D.C. & Virginia for the week of 8-21 thru 8-27. You are still able to volunteer for OT, but no one should be forced to work. The Co.has called OT for 6 weeks of the 10 week cap per the CBA in D.C.& Virginia as of last week.
Verizon May Be Moving Into Fleet Management
Aug 11, 2016
In the United States, the mobile market is largely saturated. Aside from a steady base of brand new users coming of the age to own a phone and the occasional carrier-jumper, growth is hard to come by in such a market.
FCC Investigates
Aug 02, 2016

Inside Verizon’s Gamble on Digital Media
Aug 02, 2016

Verizon to Buy Telematics
Aug 02, 2016

FIOS in Boston
Aug 01, 2016

Surviving The Heat
Jul 22, 2016
Please be aware of the heat the temps are going to be over 100f for the next week  A relative humidity of 60% or more hampers sweat evaporation, which hinders your body's ability to cool itself.  The risk of heat-related illness dramatically increases when the heat index climbs to 90 degrees or more.
Safety
Jun 30, 2016
FYI: In light of the recent incident, please be aware of your surroundings. There is an activie shooter incident @ Andrews AFB & there was a shooting last night @ 400 blk. of Bladensburg Rd. N.E. Please be careful and your safety starts with you. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. If you are sent to a known "hot spot" contact your supervisor and advise them that the area is a 2man area.
Safety
Jun 28, 2016
A technician was confronted today @ gunpoint in the Trinidad area, but is unhurt. It is important to note, that your safety is yours and yours alone. No one has the right to tell you when and where you feel safe. If your work takes you to a 2man area, insist to management that someone goes with you.
Verizon Ratification Bonus & GWI
Jun 27, 2016
2016 Ratification Bonus and General Wage Increase (GWI) for Eligible Employees  Key Dates:    June 19 – Effective date of the 3% GWI.   July 1 – GWI reflected in Verizon paychecks for eligible employees. July 1 – Ratification bonus reflected in separate Verizon paycheck for eligible employees.
Ratification Notice
Jun 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2016 Contact: Bob Master, (917) 657-6483, rmaster@cwa-union.org, and Candice Johnson, 202-434-1168, cjohnson@cwa-union.
Contract Ratification Vote
Jun 09, 2016
As was mentioned on Tue. at the explanation meeting, the Local will be holding the Contract Ratification Vote tomorrow 6-10-16 at the Hall from 9am - 6pm & at FDC from 6am - 3pm. We will also hold the voting at the Hall on Mon. 6-13-16 from 9am - 6pm. Please let your voice be heard in this process.
Vz Shop Stewards
Jun 06, 2016
Listed below are the recognized Shop Stewards for the D.C. Verizon workplaces. If you utilize anyone not on this list, you do so at your own decision and any agreement between you and Verizon is subject to be rejected by the Local per the "collective bargaining agreement." 980 V St.
Contract Meeting & Vote
Jun 06, 2016
We will have a "contract explanation meeting" tomorrow 6-7-16, @ 6:30pm, where we will pass out the "summary of the contract" We will have the ratification vote at the Hall on Friday 6-10-16 & Monday 6-13-16 from 9am-6pm both days. We will have the ratification vote at Fairland Data Center on Fri. 6-10-16 from 6am-2:30pm.
News Segment
Jun 02, 2016

New Agreement
May 30, 2016
Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement Company agrees to add 1,300 new call center jobs on the East Coast 10.9% raise over four years First contract for wireless retail workers Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company.
Press Release
May 30, 2016

BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT
May 30, 2016
D2-13 AND D1 NJ NOTICE: BACK TO WORK AGREEMENT For CWA Members in Verizon Mid-Atlantic ? 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.
Return To Work Date
May 28, 2016
The negotiated "Return To Work" date has been set for Wednesday, June 1, 2016. If you can't make it to work, you are to notify Verizon. It is not the usual 72 hours from Wednesday June 1st. You must report to work on the 1st. More information concerning the contract will come out during the weekend.
Strike Press Release
May 27, 2016
News Release U.S. Department of Labor | May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers WASHINGTON – U.S.
Strike is OVER
May 27, 2016
From the President's Desk: The Strike is OVER. There is no return to work date as of yet but will be sometime next week. Picket lines are to be shut down.Go home and enjoy the holiday with your family.
Holiday Picket Line
May 26, 2016
Due to the upcoming holiday weekend, there will be NO picketing at any of the wireless stores on Sunday 5-29-16 & Monday 5-30-16. You have until Sat. 5-28-16, to get your committed hours in for this week if you have not done so. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and spend some much needed time with your loved ones.
Picket Line Visitors
May 24, 2016
We will be at the F St. store tomorrow @ 8am, we have a high ranking Congressional Member coming to the line. Lets turn out and show them what CWA can do. Lets rock the RED. Pass this text along to those who don't get it. See you there.
Picket Line Visitors
May 23, 2016
Tuesday 5-24-16, there will be visitors from the National Headquarters at the F St.store starting @12pm. on Wed. 5-25-16 there will be high profile Congressional visitors @ the F St. store starting @ 8:30am. We're asking those that are scheduled to be there @ that time if possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.
March and Rally
May 18, 2016
Please join us for a march and rally starting at the F St. store and ending at the White House. If you are scheduled to walk at L St. for the 3-7 shift, please come to 1314 F St at 3pm. Pass this to those who cant get the text messages. See you there .
Statement By US Secretary Perez
May 18, 2016
Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on  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.
March to The White House
May 16, 2016
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Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Report #71
May 15, 2016
                 Friday, May 13, 2016 Your Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Team worked throughout the week in Philadelphia on a proposal for a fair settlement, focusing on proposals for work that will mean job security for our members.
Bargaining Update 5-15-16
May 15, 2016
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.
Job Opportunity
May 12, 2016
Amazon is hiring delivery drivers paying $135.
Customers Reactions
May 10, 2016
Customer's Reactions Towards Verizon 2016 May 10, 2016 @DebMullen: “#Verizon has kept me prisoner in my home for 2 days now waiting for a service call. No wifi. No phone. No TV. Please end the strike already” May 9, 2016 @iguyinthecity: “@verizon Just had worst service ever from phone rep. Strike impact showing. Sounds like farm in background.
Requesting COBRA Coverage
May 09, 2016
In requesting COBRA coverage, you must go online to "verizon.com/benefitsconnections" and request COBRA coverage from the company.They will send you a confirmation letter. You give the Dr. your insurance card & the confirmation letter. The Dr. will give you a bill. You then submit the bill to the Union for payment.
Picket Line Sign In Sheets
May 06, 2016
Urgent:If you do not have the required 8 hrs. for the week, you have until tomorrow to do so. It is your responsibility to sign in at the start of your picket shift. If the Local can't verify your 8 hrs you will NOT be issued a strike check next week. If you cannot walk your scheduled time, you must clear it with an Officer of this Local.
Bargaining Update Call
May 06, 2016
Join CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney and members of the District 2-13 Verizon bargaining team for a bargaining update call on Monday May 9, at 7 pm ET. Click here to register for the call or text CWACALL to 69866. Advance registration closes at noon on Monday. On the call we will give an update on the strike and on the key issues in our negotiations with Verizon.
Contribute to the Verizon Striking Families Solidarity Fund
May 06, 2016

Regional Bargaining Report # 69
May 05, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 69 Thursday, May 5, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Bargaining Committee met with the Company today. The Union passed several proposals on Overtime Administration. The Company later rejected the proposals claiming they would restrict its ability to manage the business.
Value-Priced Medication List
May 04, 2016
Value-Priced Medication List In addition to the discounts on thousands of brand-name and most other generic medications that Walgreens Prescription Savings Club members enjoy, club members receive greater discounts on three-tiers of value priced generics.* The price for a generic drug is based on its tier and whether it is a 30-day or 90-day supply.
The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card
May 04, 2016
www.familywize.org Proudly Partnered With FAMILYWIZE PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CARD What you need to know The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is provided by FamilyWize, a Community Service Partnership focused on improving the health of individuals, families and communities by helping to make prescription medications more affordable.
Regional Bargaining Report # 68
May 04, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 68 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 As we enter the 4th week of the strike against Verizon, the Mid Atlantic Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the company attempting to move our member’s issues. In the first session, the company provided more details on its pitch for a new call sharing proposal.
Verizon Shareholders to Vote
May 03, 2016
Verizon Shareholders to Vote for Change of Course as Investor and Customer Concerns Grow NEW YORK — Days before Verizon’s annual shareholder meeting, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that Verizon workers, who also hold an estimated $1.
Under Deceptive Policy
May 03, 2016
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Regional Bargaining Report # 67
Apr 30, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 67 Friday, April 29, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Bargaining committee met with the company at 3pm this afternoon. The Union responded to the Company’s latest proposal rejecting parts of its comprehensive package. The Union advised the Company we would respond to its other proposals as soon as the information requested earlier today was provided.
Bargaining Update Conference Call
Apr 30, 2016
Join CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney and members of the District 2-13 Verizon bargaining team for a bargaining update call tomorrow, Sunday May 1, at 6 pm ET.  Text CWACALL to 69866. Please register NOW. Advance registration closes at noon on Sunday. On the call we will give an update on the strike and on the key issues in our negotiations with Verizon.
Regional Bargaining Report # 66
Apr 29, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 66 Friday, April 29, 2016 While the CWA Mid Atlantic Bargaining Committee was meeting with the company this morning questioning the Company’s latest proposal, CWA members across the region were receiving overnight packages from the Company.
Regional Bargaining Report # 65
Apr 28, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 65 Thursday, April 28, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee met with the Company in Philadelphia this afternoon. The Company passed a comprehensive proposal, calling it the last best and final proposal, which still fails to address many of our members’ concerns.
Regional Bargaining Report # 64
Apr 28, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 64 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 As reported yesterday, the Mid Atlantic Regional Bargaining committee will be meeting with the Company tomorrow afternoon. This is day 15 of the strike and will only be the third meeting with the Company since the strike was called. The other 2 meetings yielded no agreement. No one should be convinced that this meeting will either.
Healthcare
Apr 27, 2016
CUTTING OUR HEALTHCARE IS A SICK IDEA AND VERIZON IS SICK ENOUGH TO DO IT. On May 1st, Verizon will cut our health benefits. Doing so is a choice for the company and it is the last thing they can strip from us. Despite the expense it will cost them, Verizon will use our healthcare benefits as an economic weapon to try and break us.
Continuing Medical Coverage
Apr 27, 2016
   TO: CWA Members on Strike Against Verizon FROM: Edward F. Mooney, Vice President District 2-13 Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO RE: VERIZON STRIKE: Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike DATE: April 26, 2016 There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike.
Regional Bargaining Report # 63
Apr 27, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 63 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Earlier this evening the company reached out to the bargaining committee and requested to meet. The meeting will take place Thursday afternoon. Keep the picket lines strong at the wireless stores and the public engaged in our fight.
Picket Line Rally
Apr 25, 2016
We appreciate eveyones efforts today on the picket lines. We will be having a rally at the 1736 L St. store tomorrow 4-26-2016, at 5pm, with members from other Unions around the country on our line. Wednesday 4-27-16 @ 2pm, CWA President Chris Shelton & AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be at the 1314 F St. store.
Regional Bargaining Report #62
Apr 24, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 62 Sunday, April 24, 2016 It is now Day 12 of the strike and instead of the company bargaining team coming to the table to negotiate; Company executives continue to visit CWA and IBEW members on the picket lines. While our members have repeatedly told Vz executives to get back to the bargaining table they don’t seem to get the message.
Healthcare Benefits
Apr 23, 2016
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA Healthcare Benefits During Strikes ? In strike situations where an employer cuts off healthcare benefits, CWA will pay for necessary medical/hospital expenses. In some extreme cases the Fund Director may authorize payment of healthcare premiums (COBRA) on behalf of strikers and their dependents.
Request For COBRA Payment
Apr 23, 2016
If you are in need of a "CWA MEMBER REQUEST FOR COBRA PAYMENT" form, please contact the Local 202-291-1500. You will be required to submit personal information and documentation for the form to be considered for review.
LUCHANDO CONTRA
Apr 23, 2016
LUCHANDO CONTRA LA AVARICIA CORPORATIVA Trabajadores de Verizon Wireless están en huelga, luchando por sus familias y sus futuros. Ellos desafían la avaricia de los ejecutivos corporativos quienes se niegan a ofrecer aumento de salario, mejores beneficios de salud o mejores condiciones de trabajo.
STAND UP TO
Apr 23, 2016
STAND UP TO CORPORATE GREED Verizon Wireless workers are on strike fighting for their families and their future. They’re bravely taking on Verizon’s greedy corporate executives who refuse to offer them ANY raises, better health care benefits or improved working conditions.
New Picket Line Assignments
Apr 23, 2016
Good Afternoon Sisters & Brothers: The focus of the National has changed pertaining to the work stoppage at Verizon. The Local has been directed to shift all picket lines to the Verizon Wireless stores. This has shown to be a more effective tool in getting the attention of Verizon Communications. This strategy may also bring a potential early end to this strike.
Regional Bargaining Report # 61
Apr 18, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 61 Monday, April 18, 2016 The Union and the Company met today. The Union requested the meeting to again clarify our members’ issues for the Company. We explained how it appears Tami Erwin and Lowell McAdam don’t seem to understand what is going on at this table as they visit picket lines throughout the North and Mid-Atlantic Regions.
Report from the Front Lines
Apr 17, 2016
Two members of CWA Local 2108 at the Gaithersburg, Md., garage were hit by a Verizon management attorney driving his Porsche. That says it all, doesn't it? One member was not seriously hurt, but the second was taken to the hospital. Another CWAer from Local 2108 who works at the Chesapeake Complex call center in Silver Spring, Md.
Insurance Coverage for Strikers
Apr 17, 2016
There have been questions regarding Verizon's letter to striking CWA members saying that our health care benefits will be discontinued at the end of April should we still be on strike.   Anyone who has a chronic health issue requiring medication treatment or doctor's visits please contact the Local to self identify in the event we are on strike and you will need coverage.
Verizon strikers "Rock the red" at Caps playoff games:
Apr 17, 2016
Striking Verizon workers and their supporters "Rocked the red!" last Friday night at the Verizon Center as hockey fans flocked in for the playoffs on "Red Shirt Day" for the Capitols (red also happens to be CWA's union colors). They'll be back again on Saturday at 6p to spread the word about the strike by nearly 40,000 workers from Virginia to Massachusetts.
Regional Bargaining Report # 59
Apr 12, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 59 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Negotiations at the Regional table have ground to a halt. Earlier this afternoon an off table discussion was held regarding Call Sharing. No progress was made on the issue. Talks have recessed for now, subject to call by either party.
CWA's Response to Verizon
Apr 12, 2016
For release April 12, 2016 Verizon Strike Update With Verizon executives refusing to give up demands on offshoring jobs and other devastating cuts, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are preparing to go on strike on Wednesday at 6:00 am.
CWA Video
Apr 12, 2016

Emails from Verizon
Apr 12, 2016
Please do not believe anything put out by the Company. If it doesn't come from YOUR Local DONT BELIEVE IT.
Verizon sets record straight on unions' latest strike threat
Apr 11, 2016
NEW YORK, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly 10 months of unsuccessfully trying to reach a contract, Verizon remains committed to its negotiation objectives and seeks to bring this process to closure. "We've tried to work with union leaders to reach a deal," said Marc Reed, Verizon's chief administrative officer.
Verizon Strike Backgrounder:
Apr 11, 2016
Verizon Strike Backgrounder:  Working Families Fighting Against Corporate Greed for Good Jobs in America Verizon is a hugely profitable and greedy corporation that is intent on destroying the good jobs of the workers who make their profits possible—not because they “need” the savings, but because they believe they have the power to do so.
CWA and IBEW Set to Go On Strike at Verizon
Apr 11, 2016
 CWA and IBEW Set to Go On Strike at Verizon Wednesday, April 13, 6 a.m. After ten months of intensive negotiations to reach a fair contract with Verizon, the CWA and IBEW have announced a strike deadline of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.  We will set up picket lines and shut this company down if a fair agreement is not reached by then.
Little Marc Reed
Apr 10, 2016
HEADLINES ON THE GUY WHO TRIES TO RELATE TO US; WHO TRIES TO DETERMINE WHAT IS "REASONABLE" FOR US AND WHO SAYS THAT THE INCREASES THE COMPANY WANTS IN HEALTHCARE ARE "MODEST". FOR SOMEONE WHOSE BANK ACCOUNT JUST SAW A HEALTHY DEPOSIT, HE DOES NOT RELATE TO US; HE WILL NOT DETERMINE WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR US AND HE DOES NOT SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE.
Little Marc Reed
Apr 10, 2016

Stand Up To Verizon
Apr 09, 2016

Response to Marc Reed
Apr 09, 2016
        STOP AND COLLECT THE FACTS.         LITTLE MARC gREED IS    TRYING TO FOOL YOU AGAIN Marc gReed’s email on Friday, April 8th, is yet another attempt to get us to see things “his” way.  But he does not speak our language.
Why Verizon wants to buy Yahoo
Apr 08, 2016
Yahoo's business has been doing so poorly that if you take the company's overall market value and subtract the value of stock Yahoo owns in two Asian internet companies — Alibaba and the independent company Yahoo Japan — you get a negative number. In other words, Yahoo is less valuable than the sum of its parts.
Regional Bargaining Report # 58
Apr 07, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 58 Thursday, April 7, 2016 Bargaining continued this week in Philadelphia. The Union passed proposals related to a few of the Company’s demands regarding Independent Medical Exams, Evaluative Observations and Municipal and State Leave Laws. The Company rejected rational arguments on each of these proposals.
Regional Bargaining Report # 57
Apr 04, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 57 Friday, April 1, 2016 Bargaining continued this week in Philadelphia. Several Union proposals were passed related to bringing work back into the bargaining units. The proposals included a Call Sharing Agreement that would not only bring work back to the bargaining unit but back to America.
Frontier sees broadband, video service issues in newly acquired Verizon territories
Apr 04, 2016
Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services.
Leaked memo shows new upgrade fees being added by Verizon next week
Mar 30, 2016

Verizon’s fiber network will expand—after three-state sale to Frontier
Mar 25, 2016
Verizon is set to complete a sale of its wireline phone, Internet, and TV networks in California, Florida, and Texas to Frontier Communications. The $10.54 billion transaction, announced in February 2015, has received all the necessary regulatory approvals and is scheduled to be finalized March 31.
20 Senators Cite Verizon for Failing to Negotiate a Fair Contract
Mar 25, 2016
Twenty U.S. Senators are standing with working families and against Verizon's greed, urging the company to negotiate a fair contract covering 29,000 CWA and IBEW members in Verizon East.
Regional Bargaining Report # 56
Mar 25, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 56 Thursday, March 24, 2016 The Mid Atlantic Bargaining Team met in Philadelphia this week. The Unions passed several modified proposals attempting to address both the concerns of the company and the needs of our members.
Regional Bargaining Report # 55
Mar 18, 2016
Regional Bargaining Report # 55 Friday, March 18, 2016 As bargaining in Philadelphia resumed this week, high level discussions took place in an attempt to find a way to move negotiations toward a successful resolution.
Town Hall Meeting
Mar 17, 2016
CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney will be speaking at our CWA Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7pm. The address is: IBEW Local 26 Meeting Hall 4371 Parliament Place, Lanham Md. 20706 Vice President Mooney will also be speaking on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 5pm.
Informational Picketing & Leafletting
Mar 15, 2016
We will be doing "informational picketing" in the work places on Thursday 3-17-16 from 7:15am-7:45am wear "RED". We will be leafletting the Verizon Wireless store on Sat. 3-19-16 from 10am-2pm. The address is 1314 F St. N.W. Wash. D.C. 20004.
Verizon acquires XO's fiber business for $1.8B, feeding enterprise services, wireless backhaul efforts
Mar 09, 2016
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is acquiring competitive provider XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion, giving it an expanded network to deepen its Ethernet penetration while satisfying its small cell and wireless backhaul needs.   Buying XO's fiber makes sense for Verizon on a number of levels.
Verizon Weighs Selling Bonds Backed by Customers’ Phone Payments
Mar 09, 2016
Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless provider, may sell bonds backed by the payments its customers owe for financing phones. While other companies such as Sprint Corp. have used the technique to obtain private loans, Verizon would be one of the first wireless carriers to issue bonds that use expected monthly phone payments from its customers as collateral.
IS THIS YOUR CWA STATUS?
Sep 08, 2015
complacency [kuh m-pley-suh n-see] /k?m?ple? s?n si/ noun, plural complacencies. 1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. Don't let this be you.  STAY INFORMED!  GET INVOLVED.
FRONTIER PURCHASE OF VERIZON ASSETS CLEARS HURDLE
May 12, 2015
Frontier Communications Corp. has received clearance from federal antitrust regulators of its proposed acquisition of Verizon Communications, Inc., assets in California, Florida, and Texas. The companies still need approval from the FCC and state authorities. Frontier said the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2016. © Copyright 2015. Aspen Publishers.
Verizon Signs Agreement to Purchase AOL
May 12, 2015
AOL’s content and technology will build upon our strategy of adding platforms on top of our industry-leading network connectivity. AOL’s portfolio of technologies will complement our LTE wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) roadmap.


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