CWA Local 1111
Sunday August 2nd, 2015, 12:45 am
OUR CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED How will it work?
You will continue to work. You will still earn a paycheck. The company cannot change your wages or working conditions. All benefits, including health care, will remain in effect. The grievance procedure continues, but arbitration probably will not. You have the legal right to participate in “concerted activity.” You can mobilize on the job, wear buttons and stickers, leaflet and do informational picketing.
The leadership of CWA has decided to work without a contract
We remain far apart at the bargaining table. Key issues are still at stake. We believe that working without a contract is the best, strongest tactic for us right now.
We’ll show the public that the unionized workers of Verizon care about service quality even if the company doesn’t. We will do everything possible to ensure that our customers receive good service. By not striking at this time, we show our willingness to go the extra mile. The company expects a strike and has been preparing for one. It has been trying to convince our own co-workers to quit the Union and to cross picket lines if we strike. Why should we give them what they expect, and maybe even want? We will not simply be working as usual. Mobilization is more important than ever. Our strength in bargaining comes from a strong and visible mobilization. Make sure the company knows that we stand together behind our bargaining team. Wear red. Display signs on your cubicles, lockers, and bulletin boards. Do workplace actions, informational picketing, and rallying. Your power is what will move Verizon management at the table.
United We Stand, Divided We Fall,