The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.
CWA - Verizon Members,
You may recall Verizon sent notice of a change in the Mobile Device Work Rule in October 2014. CWA made a formal request to bargain over the issue.
The bargaining committee met with the Company on October 21st and raised several concerns regarding the change.
Attention members who may be required to work in areas that may have asbestos containing materials. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times. Should you believe that there are asbestos containing materials contact management immediately.
If you have concerns regarding your health or your exposure to asbestos containing materials you should notify CWA Local 2222 immediately.
Feb 13, 2013
Bargaining resumed today with a conversation about commission chargebacks based on the data the Company provided. The Union will now further review the data in order to formulate a proposal addressing the chargeback period in LOA 11-Sales Quota Relief.
Regarding the smoking cessation program, several Locals have indicated members were unable to sign up and complete the program in time to receive the $600 non-tobacco user credit for their 2013 health care coverage. Below you will find additional information regarding both of these issues.
The CWA Virginia State Council has generously pledged to give away 2 iPads. To qualify for 1 of these hot items you must first be a CWA Member. The second, you must volunteer to participate in either Precinct Walks or Phone Banking events.
Each event you volunteer to participate in and complete will get you one ticket towards the drawings. At each event there will be a sign-in sheet.
The second case, initiated in December, 2011 and resolved in June, 2012, involved 23 Verizon telecommunications technicians/Local 2201 (Richmond, Virginia), 2222 (Annandale, Virginia), and 2275 (Woodbridge, Virginia) members who were assigned to pull/install telecommunications cable from existing manholes to new manholes as part of a major highway construction project.
As you should be aware of by now, the Unions have requested the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in our contract negotiations with Verizon.
After negotiating for over one year we are still far apart on many of the issues involved in these negotiations.