To be delivered to: Lowell McAdam, CEO, Verizon Communications
Dear Mr. McAdam:
I urge you to stop the proposed layoffs of 40 Verizon technicians in Upstate NY, the bulk of whom live, work, and pay taxes in the Buffalo area. Your lack of commitment to building FiOS in Upstate cities like Buffalo does your customers and workers a disservice. Our communities are being left behind.
Our community cares about these workers, and we will support them whatever it takes. Please stop the layoffs and invest in Upstate!
Verizon's corporate leadership is interested in one thing only - lining their own pockets and those of their Wall Street investors. Their lack of commitment to building FiOS in Upstate cities like Buffalo and Syracuse and their subsequent worker layoffs hurt our local communities. Tell Verizon STOP THE LAY OFFS AND INVEST IN UPSTATE!
Listed below is our committed 2013-2014 meeting schedule in preparation for our 2014 contract negotiations. Please take note and if at all possible attend these membership meetings. We ask that you also reach out to your fellow sister and brother and ask for their particpation also.
Our collective bargaining agreement with the VNA expires on Monday March 31, 2014
VNA Mobilization Committee Meeting Schedule
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Tuesday November 19, 2013
Monday December 9, 2013
Monday January 13, 2014
Monday February 10, 2014
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Mobilization Committee Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:15pm and will be held at the CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, NY 14225
VNA Membership Meeting Schedule
Tuesday January 21, 2014
Wednesday February 19, 2014
Tuesday March 18, 2014
Membership Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30pm and will be held at the Hearthstone Manor 333 Dick Rd. Depew, NY 14043
One reason why we're fighting against the largest free trade deal since NAFTA. For more, see "10 Ways the Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Hurt CWA-Represented Workers" at http://go.cwa.net/171uoRy #TPPTuesday
Eight members of Congress joined 200 immigrant, faith, and labor activists on Tuesday, October 8th in an act of civil disobedience aimed at reigniting work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that has stalled in the House.
Members of CWA Local 1122 have Weingarten rights during investigatory interviews. An investigatory interview occurs when a Company representative questions a member to obtain information that could lead to discipline OR asks a member to defend his or her conduct.
If you reasonably believe that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from a meeting with a Company representative, you have a right to Union representation at that meeting. But, you must request it.
As a member of the Local, you are the reason the Union exists.
The Unions responsibility is to protect your rights as a worker and see to it that the steady flow of changes in our workplace does not violate our contract with our employer, other non-contractual issues can be dealt with accordingly when the group of members come together and support each other as equals rather than a ME FIRST ATTITUDE....
... This all started some years ago at a CWA District One Conference in NY City. The Local Presidents passed a motion to put forth a Resolution at the CWA National Convention that year. This resolution was first to honor our fallen brother Gerry, and second to show our SOLIDARITY and strength ....