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Nov. 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WORKERS RATIFY CONTRACT AT VERIZON WEST

 

SANTA FE SPRINGS—Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified a new contract with Verizon West.

Tentative agreement meeting for Ventura County
To All Members,
Hi Everyone,

 

CWA and Verizon West reached a Tentative Agreement. The Union's Bargaining Committee has recommended a "yes" vote. Contract Explanation Meetings are scheduled as listed to go over the Tentative Agreement to provide you the information necessary for you to vote.
 We will be having a meeting to help explain & provide detailed information about the proposed agreement this Friday November 8th at 6:30 pm and Monday Nov 11 starting at 9:30 am - at the Union Hall.  This meeting is for our members that live &/or work in Ventura County.  There will be additional meetings scheduled for our northern locations (time/date/location to be determined).  Please share this information with other members so we can make sure everyone is well informed before they vote.  We are expecting a final bargaining report to be out shortly and I will forward that information as soon as it is available.    

 

Meeting Date:  Friday, November 8, 2013
Time:               6:30 pm
Location:         399 N. Avaidor, Camarillo CA 93010

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled meetings, please review the summary information included with your ballot, that is mailed to your home and contact the local if you have questions. 

*** Locals are in charge of covering their own areas.  This meeting is for members of CWA Local 9575 and may be taking place on a different date/time than other areas.  If you have friends or family members out of another local please refer them to their own local for details ***

-- In Solidarity
Jennifer Wilson, Executive Vice President
CWA Local 9575

Tentative agreement meetings outside of Ventura County

To All Members,

Here is the schedule for meetings about the tentative agreement for the areas outside of Ventura County:

Goleta-Thursday Nov 7 from 5-7 at Zodos bowling alley (front meeting room)

Santa Maria-Saturday Nov 9th from 3-5 at Giavannis Pizza in Orcutt/Santa Maria

Taft/Bakersfield-You can attend the meeting in Santa Maria or in Bakersfield on Sunday Nov 10th starting at 11:00 am at Rusty's Pizza.

Gilroy-Nov 13th from 530-730 at Local 9423 in San Jose (Address: 2015 Naglee)

Please pass this information to your co-workers 

-- In Solidarity
Jennifer Wilson, Executive Vice President
CWA Local 9575

RWS/BSW tentative agreement meeting only

To RWS/BSW members,

There will be a meeting for RWS/BSW only on Friday Nov 8th starting at 4pm at the union office to go over the tentative agreement details. The regular CORE meeting will follow starting at 6:30pm.

--Thank you

Jennifer Wilson, Executive Vice President
CWA Local 9575

REVISED

**CWA/VZ West Bargaining Bulletin #57**

October 25, 2013

*IMPORTANT UPDATE THE COMPANY HAS AGREED TO MEDIATION*

Yesterday morning the Union requested that Verizon enter into Federal Mediation in order to help the parties reach an agreement. (No word back from the company yet).

 

In light of Verizon’s well documented record profits, Lowell and his cronies at the top 1%, are making MILLIONS of dollars annually and continue to attack the workers in California who are responsible for Verizon realizing those growing profits.

We’re Still Fighting Verizon’s Attack on the American Dream

4,500 CWA members ended their contract with Verizon Communications at midnight on September 11th.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Sep 30, 2013

Verizon Healthcare Contributions

WHAT THE COMPANY IS NOT TELLING YOU!

Bargaining info - Please read! Hi Everyone, As we approach the expiration of our contract extension I know everyone is wondering what happens next. For now we will continue to work without a contract, business as usual. If a strike is called we will get the word out as quickly as possible. It is imperative that the local have your current contact information. If you are not sure if we have it please take a moment to call or email us. Tele# 805/987-7557 Email: local9575@aol.com

Verizon California was notified by CWA this morning that they are giving 7 days notice to cancel the extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The extension will end at 11:59pm September 11, 2013.

In the event of a strike, it is imperative that each member fill out the attached Striker Certification form to guarantee payment while out.

With Verizon’s Pension Proposal, the days of a Happy Retirement could be a thing of the Past!

Beware of Verizon’s Voice Link! What is Verizon’s Voice Link? Why should I be concerned as a consumer? WHEN THE TIME COMES - BE READY!!

We need your help to #StopVZbullying If you see it, Tweet it!

Verigreedy” Verizon made a profit of $10.6 billion last year and paid its top five executives a combined $35.5 million. Does that mean management comes to the negotiating table to discuss how it can best share its success with us?

WHAT’S TAKING VERIZON BARGAINING SO LONG? It certainly feels as though we are in a Marathon! Put there by the Proposals Verizon brought to the table. For you, the member under the current contract which we have extended: you are not paying for your Medical; you can take an eighteen month Medical Leave of Absence (LOA); have your waiting period for Short Term Disability (sick time) compensation waived; and continue to accrue increases in your Pension benefit.

We Should Not be Sitting In!

Since Verizon has allowed the contract to expire without giving us a FAIR contract, we should not be sitting in for Management. Let’s make them work.

While our Bargaining Committee is in formal bargaining with Verizon fighting the toughest negotiations we have experienced in decades, please stand united and refuse to take management work.

Strike Authorization Vote

IT’S TIME TO SHOW VERIZON WE SUPPORT OUR BARGAINING COMMITTEE AND WE WANT A FAIR CONTRACT!!

Verizon 2013 Opening Statement from Vice President Jim Weitkamp
January 28, 2013

CWA Opening Statement
January 28, 2013

The CWA Bargaining Committee looks forward to working with Verizon in this round of
triennial bargaining.

CWA District 9 Verizon News and Reports

CWA District 9 Verizon News and Reports

 

"Union Made" Shirts avalable

Union Made in the USA Red T-Shirt from My Democratic Store.

REMEMBERING 9/11
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
THOSE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES.

An open letter to Lowell McAdams
By, Angel Feliciano, Executive Vice-President, CWA Local 1101

Take a stand against corporate greed!
Don’t Shop @ Verizon Wireless!

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello is donating all profits from his new album of labor songs, Union Town, to a fund benefiting union workers under attack from right-wing governors and anti-labor groups.

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