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Labor/Community Forum in Ashburn, VA

Good day members, There will be a labor/community forum discussing the role and contributions of Unions in our community. This will be presented by NoVA Labor, AFL-CIO, and Loudon County Democratic Committee on Tuesday August 22 at 7PM at the Loudon County School for the Gifted located at 44675 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA. We hope to see some of you there.

Healthcare Reimbursment Account

Good afternoon members, Just a friendly reminder that the healthcare reimbursment account we received two contracts ago  are set to expire at the end of this year. Any of the money not spent by December 31, 2018 will no longer be available and is not reimbursible.

Raffle for an Apple iPad

The Local is holding a raffle for a brand new Space Gray 128GB Apple iPad. The tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held at the regularly scheduled membership meeting following the sale of all 200 tickets, which will be sold by the Officers of the Local. These tickets will start being offered at tonights membership meeting in Annandale.

Statement from VP Ed Mooney regarding this weekend's events in Charlottesville, VA

August 13, 2017 Statement by CWA Vice President Ed Mooney 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.

Membership Meeting

Todays membership meeting has been postponed to to Verizons LTSD. It will be posted here when the meeting will take place.

Mid-Atlantic South Drive Safety Awareness Week

Mid-Atlantic South Drive Safety Awareness Week This coming week, Verizon is planning a series of daily safety events.

With Great Sadness...

It is with great sadness in our hearts that we inform you of the passing of Danny Moss. Danny was a Steward for Local 2222 and a Verizon Technician out of the Herndon Garage. A memorial will be held to celebrate the life of Danny Moss and will be held at O’Sullivan’s Pub in Herndon, Saturday, June 17th at 3:00pm.

CWA Announces Support of Tom Perriello for Governor

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today announced their support of Tom Perriello’s campaign for Governor of Virginia. “When our members at AT&T recently went out on strike, Tom Perriello was the only candidate for Governor to call and ask how he could help,” said Richard Hatch, President of the CWA Virginia State Council and Local 2201 in Richmond.

CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining

CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining February 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #16 The Union and the Company met today and the Union passed proposals on job security, vacations, absence, transfer language, exchange time, holidays, benefits and basis of compensation.

Rally for AT&TMobility Contract

Join us to show AT&T we mean BUSINESS and are ready to STRIKE!!! Local 2222 and 2336 will hold a joint rally for AT&T Mobility that will be held on Saturday, February 12th at 11am. We will meet in front of Clarendon AT&T Mobility Store location at 3000 Wilson Blvd #100, Arlington, VA 22201 (Orange Line Metro) and then move to the Chinatown Store in D.C.


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Statement from VP Ed Mooney regarding this weekend's events in Charlottesville, VA
August 13, 2017 Statement by CWA Vice President Ed Mooney 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.
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CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship
Dear Colleagues: I want to let you know that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of fifteen (15) partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for Two (2) years.
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Download: 2017_-2018_Joe_Beirne_Fund_Scholarship_Package.pdf
Avaya Performance Award
ATTENTION AVAYA MEMBERS: CWA Local 2222 has been informed that the fiscal year 2016 Avaya Performance Award for eligible represented employees will be the minimum amount of $580 and will appear in paychecks payable Dec 9,2016.
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Verizon Lateral Freeze
This message was received from Verizon: Effective November 17, 2016 through January 16, 2017, Director - Andre Sanders of the Childs’ organization, will freeze all lateral and downgrade movements of the Cable Splicing Technician, Systems Technicians, Outside Plant Technician, Services Technician title in NORVA/DC/Suburban Maryland.
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Frontier Members
What is the Tobacco User Premium and how do I avoid it? Frontier medical plans include a Tobacco User Premium – an additional $50 per month – if you or your covered dependent(s) are tobacco users.  Individuals who use tobacco products at least once a week are considered tobacco users.
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OVERTIME KNOWLEDGE !!!
Overtime Administration Commencing September 1, 2000, the limitation on forced overtime (“cap”) for the remainder of 2000 shall be 10 hours per employee per payroll week. Commencing January 1, 2001, this cap on forced overtime shall be 8 hours per employee per payroll week.
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AT&T National Benefit Agreements update
CWA: It’s Time for AT&T to End its Demands for Health Care Cuts at Mobility Washington, D.C. -- CWA’s AT&T Mobility bargaining team is working to negotiate a new national bargained benefit plan covering 45,000 AT&T Mobility workers.
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What is the TPP?
CWA has been opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for years.  The TPP is another trade agreement that would result in the loss of more jobs just as NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) have done in the past.  As Unionists and activists, we should not stay on the sidelines and let this disasterous agreement be signed into law.
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Verizon 2016 Tentative Agreement
The attachment below contains changes made in the Verizon contract in 2016. Items not addressed in the document remain the same as the 2012-2015 contract. A paper copy will be delivered to all members prior to the ratification vote.
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Download: 2016 Common Issues Memorandum of Understanding.pdf
Verizon Contract 2016 Medical

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Download: Contract 2016 Medical.pdf
Remembering John Hare

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. To find and event visit: http://www.aflcio.
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Download: Put Workers Safety Befroe Profits.pdf
Herndon Garage Steps Up!

Members at the Herndon garage stepped up mobilization this morning.
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Mid-Atlantic South Drive Safety Awareness Week
Mid-Atlantic South Drive Safety Awareness Week This coming week, Verizon is planning a series of daily safety events.
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Attention Frontier Associates
January 30, 2017   Dear Frontier Employee:   In March 2017 Frontier Communications may reward eligible associates for their contributions to the success of Frontier West Virginia Inc. with a Corporate Profit Sharing (CPS) award.  The CPS award reflects the fact that both Frontier and CWA recognize how important performance is in our competitive business.
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