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The CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon
Offshoring Operation in Philippines

Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation. One of Verizon’s key demands in the current strike, is the ability to close several call centers based on the East Coast, which are staffed by union members who earn a living wage with decent benefits.
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Update on the Negotiations Involving Verizon Workers

Sunday, May 15, 2016 — U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.
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Statement by the Communications Workers of America
on Negotiations with Verizon

Responding to Verizon’s refusal to drop proposals that would hurt the families of nearly 40,000 striking workers, Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President, CWA District One and Ed Mooney, Vice President, CWA District 2-13, issued the following statement: Verizon workers remain on strike and are standing strong on the picket lines.
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Dealing with a Stressful Situation?

It’s okay to ask for help. We all have days — even months — in our lives when we could use someone to listen to us. Whether it’s the challenge of raising a teenager, the loss of a loved one or ongoing struggles with depression, you don’t have to go it alone. At United Behavioral Health, we can help you get the professional assistance or support you need.
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FRA Rolls Out New Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Website to Increase Rail Safety

Part of agency’s effort to increase education of railroad crossing safety, reduce fatalities The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched a redesigned website — http://www.fra.dot.
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Go UNION and Save with AT&T Wireless

When you choose AT&T, you're choosing to support nearly 150,000 union members at the nation's only unionized wireless carrier.
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Operation Lifesaver — The Dangers of Train Track Selfies

To warn smart phone users of the dangers and illegality of taking “selfies” while on train tracks, the national nonprofit rail safety education group Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is releasing a new animated video public service announcement (VPSA).
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2016 Workers Memorial Day

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. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation.
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National Health and Welfare Plan Employee Cost Sharing Calculations

As a result of the Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations’ 2012 Agreement with the National Railway Labor Conference, the employee cost-sharing contribution under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan remains frozen at $198 until June 30, 2016.
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Two-Person Crew Trains

The safety arguments support a two-person crew standard, the public supports a two-person crew standard — now it is time for our government to bar most one-person train operations.
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CONTRACT EXPLANATION CALL
Communications Workers of America Local 1120
MEMORIAL DAY
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READ THE CWA BARGAINING REPORT FOR VERIZON CONTRACT HERE
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