Regional Bargaining Report # 16
CWA District 1 NY/NE
Friday, July 17, 2015
CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York.
Today we presented the Company with a proposal dealing with Neutrality. We also requested additional information regarding costs associated with our collective bargaining agreements.
The Committee ended today’s meeting by expressing their anger to the Company regarding their plans to move forward with Contracting Initiatives in Suffolk County beginning on Monday.
Every member should realize this is not just an attack against our members in Suffolk County; this is an attack against everymember of our Union. Verizon is out to destroy our jobs and our standard of living.Every member needs to engage in the fight to preserve good Union jobs.
Bargaining is scheduled to resume on Monday.
Locals should continue conducting their strike votes and preparing for the July 25, 2015 rally at 140 West St in NY City. The rally will begin at 11 AM. Members from all areas of the Verizon footprint will be joining us in the fight to protect our wages, benefits and working conditions that are under attack by this Greedy Corporation. Every member fromevery Local should be at this rally to send a message to Verizon.
Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!