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Beirne Scholarship Application
Beirne Scholarship Application?
November 14, 2017
Dear Colleagues:
This is to inform you that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.
Attached you will find a copy of the Beirne Foundation scholarship rules, along with a copy of the poster that can be distributed to members and posted on the local websites.
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. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application.
Please follow this link at www.cwa-union.org/beirneposter for the poster that you can distribute to members and post on local websites to encourage participation. Full program details can be found on the website at:
This valuable scholarship program is made possible by the funding of CWA locals. For those locals not yet participating in funding the Beirne scholarships, I urge you to do so. Financial arrangements can be made to accommodate your local’s needs.
For more information and assistance, please call 202.434.1320.
In Unity,
Christopher M. Shelton
President
cc: Executive Board
    CWA National Staff
Steward election

****NOTICE****

OF

  ELECTION                      

FOR

Shop Steward Nanuet FIOS-Core

Communications Workers of America

Local 1107

In accordance with CWA Local 1107 bylaws, Article XIV, and the CWA Constitution, it has been determined that the Election for Shop Steward Nanuet FIOS-Core of the Communication Workers of America Local 1107, will be conducted at the CWA 1107 Union Hall located at:

3 E. Evergreen Rd., New City, NY 10956

on

Thursday

November 30, 2017

7:00a.m. To 6:00p.m.

Anyone needing an absentee ballot may request one from the Election Committee or by calling the Union Hall @ 845-638-1107. Absentee Ballots must be received in the Post Office Box by US Mail no later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 29, 2017.

Election Committee:

Mike Lang 914-330-1007

Megan Bucko 845-304-7149

John Pungello 845-667-0557

SPECIAL POSTING

*****FLASH*****

October 25, 2017

The vacancies for Field Technician (FT) in Brooklyn are Article 8 Special Postings open for bidding from 10/25/17 through 10/31/17.  These openings are NOT Specific Posted Vacancies (SPVs).  Only Field Technicians and TTA-FTs located in the following locations/areas of New York State may apply for these positions:

·         LONG ISLAND (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)

·         MANHATTAN, QUEENS, BRONX, STATEN ISLAND  

·         LOWER MID-STATE (Westchester and Rockland Counties)

PROCESS for SPECIAL POSTING

  • Posted for 5 Business Days (10/25/17 – 10/31/17 5:00 p.m.)
  • These FT Special Postings are in accordance with CWA Plant CBA Article 8, they are not SPVs.
  • These FT positions will be filled by the most senior volunteers from the FT or TTA-FT job title from the areas noted above. 
  • Time in Title is not required to apply.
  • New Time in Title will not be required in the new location.
  • NO REFUSAL/NO RETREAT rules apply to these Special Postings.
  • If you apply for these Special Postings and do not withdraw prior to 5:00 p.m., October 31, 2017 you may not refuse.


Download: Field Technician - 470557.pdf , Field Technician - 470558.pdf
Shop Steward

* * * * NOTICE * * * *

Nomination & Elections

For Shop Steward

CWA Local 1107

October 16, 2017

As provided in the CWA Local 1107 by-laws article XIV, “Nominations and Election of Local Officers and Shop Stewards”.  Fifteen (15) days notice is hereby giving for the Nominations & Election for Shop Steward

(1) – Shop Steward:              Installation & Repair Group (4)

                

(2) – Shop Steward:             CXM

  • Line (2)          
  • Splicing (2)

(3) – Shop Steward:

·         Central Office // COEI (1)

·         Special Services (1)

·         Company Services (1)

·         Building & Supplies Group, Clerical Group &                  Miscellaneous Group (1)

·         Non Verizon Group (1)

·         Verizon Business (1)

                           

Nominations for Shop Steward will be by petition signed by Three (3) members in good standing of Local 1107.  The petition must be signed by the candidate.  The petition must be sent by U.S. Mail to:

Communications Workers of America, Local 1107

3 East Evergreen Road

New City, N.Y. 10956

Attention: Election Committee. 

Only petitions received in the Local Office no later than Friday November 3, 2017 will be valid.  The Election Committee will conduct Elections where necessary, in accordance with the bylaws of Local 1107, and the United States Laws governing election of Union Officers.

Shop stewards shall be nominated and elected in the groups they represent.*

To obtain a petition please contact: Mike Lang Election Chairperson (914) 330-1007

      

Or by calling the Local Office - (845- 638-1107)

The Election committee will hold elections in accordance with the by-laws of CWA Local 1107 and the US Laws governing election of Union Officers.

Death Notice

Death Notice

Deceased: Charles (Chuck) Vilbig

Local 1107 member Pomona

Viewing: Monday October 16, 2017 

Moritz Funeral Home

98 Route 303 South

Tappan, New York 10983

 2:00- 4:00, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

No New York Constitutional Convention

Surplus
VErizon has announced a Surplus for 24 titles in FAA 1 thru 6. Please read the attached documents for more information.
Download: 4Q17 NY Surplus 10-3-17.xlsx , Surplus Notification NY CWA 10-3-17.pdf
Open Enrollment
The 2018 Annual Open Enrollment Dates are as follows:
October 10, 2017 to October 19, 2017 – (these dates are for Active employees and Retirees)
This is your opportunity to review your benefits and make any changes to your benefits.
Retirees are urged to make any changes during the annual enrollment period; however they continue to have “Anytime Enrollment”. When a retiree makes a change outside of the Annual Enrollment period, the change is effective the first of the month following a 30 day period. Under “Anytime Enrollment” a retiree could make a change up through November 30, 2017 to be effective January 1, 2018.
Active Employees: All 2017 Elections and designations carry over into 2018 Annual Enrollment. Members who want to stay with their plans without any changes don’t need to do anything.
Pre- Medicare Retirees: The HCN plan will be eliminated effective December 31, 2017. Retirees who were enrolled in this plan will automatically transition to the current pre-Medicare MEP HCP medical plan option unless they make an election change during Annual enrollment such as enrolling in a local pre-Medicare HMO plan option, if available. The contracts also require that beginning for the 2018 plan year, the Company and the Unions discuss annually the potential for creating additional pre-Medicare retiree medical plan option(s) and discuss annually the potential for establishing a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for pre-Medicare retirees who opt out of Company sponsored coverage. For 2018 the pre-Medicare MEP HCP is less than the applicable retiree cap for all coverage categories as detailed in the annual enrollment materials and after discussions it was decided that these additional potential options will not be offered.
Medicare Eligible Retirees: Will have the same medical plan options available in 2018 as they do currently, including the Verizon Advantage Plan.
All other 2017 Elections and designations automatically carry over into 2018 Annual Enrollment. Members who want to stay with their plan without any changes don’t need to do anything.
If you have a Qualified Life Event between now and the end of the year, you will need to make changes on BenefitsConnections for both 2017 and 2018. Examples of a Qualified Status Change are adding a spouse if you get married, adding a child when there is a birth of a new baby etc.
 
Annual Enrollment Guides will be sent to employees and retirees this month.
 
Health Assessment Credit
Any member who previously completed a Health Assessment will receive the $100 Health Assessment credit in 2018. There is no need to complete a new assessment, if you are currently receiving the credit.
If you are not currently receiving the Health Assessment credit, complete the Health Assessment before January 1, 2018 to receive $100 credit toward your annual medical plan contributions for 2018.
 
Non- Tobacco User Credit - $600
If you are a non tobacco user and are already receiving credit, no further action is needed.
If you are not receiving this credit and DO NOT use tobacco products, indicate your NON-TOBACCO status on BenefitsConnection to receive your $600 credit towards your annual medical contributions.
If you and your covered dependents DO USE tobacco products but have completed a tobacco cessation course within the last six months indicate your status on BenefitsConnections during Open Enrollment for the full credit.
If you have NOT yet completed a tobacco cessation course, you can earn the full Non-Tobacco Credit in 2018 if you and/or your covered dependents satisfy the reasonable alternative standard as follows;
1.) During Annual Enrollment, log on to BenefitsConnection and answer the Tobacco User Status question while completing your Annual Enrollment elections: - answer YES and intend to complete a tobacco cessation course before July 31, 2018.
2.) Before July 31, 2018, complete a tobacco cessation course such as QuitNet or the Verizon HealthZone Health Assistant, and log on to BenefitsConnection. Answer the Tobacco User Status question: YES and completed a tobacco cessation course within the last 6 months.
You MUST update your Tobacco User Status response by July 31, 2018 in order to receive the full Non-Tobacco credit. Any update made to your tobacco user status after July 31, 2018 will result in a prorated credit for the remainder of the year.
 
Retirees:
In the 2018 plan year, the cost of coverage for two (2) of the Pre-Medicare plan (UHC Passport/ Harvard Pilgrim and one out of area pre-Medicare HMO) options will exceed the applicable retiree caps and will require contributions.
  • The billing process will remain unchanged from the process that is in place today for those who are already making contributions.
  • Anyone that is enrolled in a benefit that requires contributions will receive a bill.
  • Bills are mailed by the 15th of each month with a due date of the first of the following month. For example, the bill for the contributions for January 2018 will be mailed/posted to the web by December 15, 2017 with a due date of January 1, 2018.
Retirees can elect to have contributions paid via ACH debit or pension deduction:
      Because ACH direct debit is the fastest and easiest way for a retiree to pay for coverage, it is highlighted on each monthly invoice that is mailed home to encourage enrollment. The retiree can enroll in this option on the secure BenefitsConnection website by providing his/her routing and checking account number. The balance due would be debited out of their account on the first business day of the month. For example, January’s balance would be debited on 1/2/2018.
      A retiree who is receiving a monthly pension also has the option to have his/her deductions taken from their pension check. A retiree would have to call the Benefit Center and speak with a representative to enroll in this option.
Tax Form is Coming for Active Employees and Pre Medicare Retirees
The Affordable Care Act requires proof of healthcare coverage at tax time. As a result, tax forms (1095s) that show your health care coverage for the prior year will be sent out to active employees and pre Medicare retirees in the beginning of the year. Save this form to file with your taxes.
Life& Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
Annual enrollment offers you the opportunity to make changes to your current life insurance coverage amounts and/or waive coverage. The rates for coverage are base on age ranges. As you and your spouse fall into a new age band your costs could increase. If you choose to continue your coverage, no further action is required.
Confirmation Statements
Similar to last year, confirmation statements will not be distributed to employees and retirees. Confirmation statements can be printed out on the BenefitsConnection website or one can be requested by calling the Benefits Center.
 
Attachments:
Due to size limitations the attachments will be sent in 3 e mails.
E mail #1 - 2018 Annual Enrollment materials and Memo to Local Presidents
E mail #2 - Medical plan market summary, contribution summary
E mail #3- HPCCs and SBCs.
Below is a list of what is included in each zip file
 
1. Annual Enrollment Materials
· Active NYNE Associate Guide
· Retiree-Pre 1986 Guide
· Retiree-August 9, 1986 – January 1, 1992 Guide
· Retiree Post-January 1, 1992 Retiree
· Supplemental Guide for Retiree Contributions
2. Memo to Local Presidents
3. Medical Plan Market Summary & Contributions
· Contribution Summary for Active Associates and Retirees
· Active Associate/Pre-Medicare Retiree Medical Plans Market Summary
· Medicare Retiree Medical Plans Market Summary
4. HPCCs and SBCs
· Medical Plans Health Plan Comparison Charts (aka HPEs)
· Medical Plans Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Elections

* * * * NOTICE * * * *

Elections

For Local Officers and Business Agents

CWA Local 1107

September 18, 2017

The Election Committee has certified the following petitions

  • President,  John Buchan
  • Vice President, Todd Kelsey
  • Secretary / Treasurer, Ken Kinsley
  • Business Agent  Installation & Maintenance Group,  Rich Galante
  • Business Agent  CXM Group, Greg Brower
  • Business Agent  Verizon Services & Interconnects, Dan Caprara

The Election committee certifies that these petitions have met all the criteria outlined in the bylaws and were received on time. The election committee further certifies that since there is only one petition for each open position that no election is required. The incumbents are all unopposed and will continue in their positions.

Election Committee :

Mike Lang Chairman)                        (914) 330-1007

John Pungello                                    (845) 667-0557

Megan Bucko                         (845) 304-7149

Chairman Election Committee, Mike Lang

Elections

* * * * NOTICE * * * *

Nomination 

For Local Officers and Business Agents

CWA Local 1107

September 1, 2017

As provided in the CWA Local 1107 by-laws article XIV, “Nominations and Election of Local Officers and Shop Stewards”.  Fifteen (15) days notice is hereby giving for the Nominations for the office of:

· President

· Vice President

· Secretary / Treasurer 

· Business Agents (3)

(1) - Business Agent: Verizon New York: Installation & Maintenance Group.

    (FiOS & Core) 

               

(2) - Business Agent: Verizon New York: CXM Group.

        (Line, Splice, Building & Supply (Storekeeper))

          *Mechanics all titles

           *Transervice   all titles

(3) - Business Agent: Verizon New York: & Verizon Services Corporation:

   

    Clerical Group....................(All Titles)

     Miscellaneous Group.........  (All Titles)   

             Building & Supply Group.. (Watch Engineers)

  

     Central Office Group...........(All titles)     

Special Services Group.

    Company Services Group.

                      Verizon Business Group......(All Titles) 

                        COEI Group.........................(All Titles)

       Non Verizon, Interconnects

   Gretly- Comstock Communications Inc.... (All Titles)

                          Rocktel Communications Inc..................... (All Titles)

                          Urban Telecom............................................ (All Titles)

                          J 3   Communications................................. (All Titles)

All Nominations will be by Petition

Petitions can be obtained by contacting the Election Committee, or at the Local Union Office at 3 East Evergreen Rd. New City, N.Y. between the hours of 8:00 am & 4:30 pm.

 RULES GOVERNING  NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS AND BUSINESS AGENTS 

Nominations for Officers and Business Agents will be by petition signed by ten (10) members in good standing of CWA Local 1107.  The petition must be signed by the candidate.  The petition must be sent by U.S. Mail to the Communications Workers of America Local 1107, 3 East Evergreen Road, New City, N.Y. 10956, Attention: Election Committee.  Only petitions received in the Local Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 18, 2017 will be valid. If elections are required the Election Committee will hold elections in accordance with the bylaws of CWA Local 1107, and the United States Laws governing election of  Union Officers. Date to be announced.

Election Committee :

Mike Lang Chairman)                        (914) 330-1007

John Pungello                                    (845) 667-0557

Megan Bucko      (845) 304-7149

Chairman Election Committee,

Mike Lang

______________________________

Verizon wants the FCC to violate union contracts

Verizon wants the FCC to violate union contracts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering changes to its pole attachment rules, including “One Touch, Make Ready” (OTMR). One Touch, Make Ready allows third parties to move, alter, or remove cable, telephone, and utility company equipment on utility poles. Verizon wants the FCC to adopt One Touch, Make Ready, even when it would violate legally binding contracts between employers and their union workers.

There are plenty of reasons to oppose OTMR: There is no accountability in cases where the contractor doesn’t do the job properly and customers lose services. Contractors don’t have the rigorous training needed to perform this dangerous work. And this work has been a subject of negotiation between union workers and their employers for decades.

CWAAT&T, and Frontier want the FCC to make sure that any new pole attachment rules respect longstanding collective bargaining agreements that ensure skilled union workers do this work. But Verizon broke ranks, and urged the FCC to ignore these agreements and support OTMR, violating the rights of the workers who negotiated them in their labor agreements.

Links:

Verizon says OTMR pole attachment reforms should not be tied to union agreements (FierceTelecom, July 25, 2017)

Reply Comments of CWA (CWA, July 17, 2017)

Reply Comments of AT&T (AT&T, July 17, 2017)

Reply Comments of Frontier (Frontier, July 17, 2017)

NEW YORK'S NATION-LEADING PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM
For Immediate Release: 7/19/2017 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. Read More...
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CWA Local 1107

General Membership Meeting

December 205:00PM 

@
American Legion Post 1682

65 American Legion Way,

New City, NY 10956

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CWA called on the Federal Communications Commission to "stop the clock" on its consideration of the Verizon Wireless/cable company spectrum deal until the parties involved provide complete information about their commercial agreements.
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KNOW what YOU are entitled to!

IF YOU ARE CALLED INTO A MEETING BY ANY COMPANY MANAGER OR CORPORATE SECURITY, BE SURE TO ASK......
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer, or Steward be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.

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YOU ARE THE UNION

UNION BEGINS WITH

 YOU 

MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT THE "UNION" IS THE BOARD, 

THE PEOPLE WHO "RUN" THE UNION. THIS COULD NOT  

BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. 

THE "UNION" IS YOU: YOU ARE THE ONE WHO 

ELECTS YOUR OFFICIALS TO REPRESENT YOU. YOU ARE 

THE ONE WHO HAS THE PRIVILEGE TO GO TO YOUR 

MEETINGS AND SPEAK WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, TO LET

YOUR BOARD KNOW OF ANY GRIEVANCE YOU MAY HAVE. 

A STRONG UNION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS MEMBERS. 

SHOW VERIZON YOU STAND BEHIND YOUR UNION, ATTEND 

MEETINGS, REPORT INFRACTIONS BY MANAGEMENT TO YOUR 

SHOP STEWARD OR LOCAL WHEN THEY OCCUR. YOU WILL 

NEVER AGREE WITH 100% OF WHAT YOUR LOCAL DOES OR 

DOESN'T DO. BUT, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET PAST  

THAT AND CARRY ON AND CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR YOUR 

RIGHTS. REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF YOUR

UNION. WITHOUT YOU...THERE WOULD BE NO "UNION". 

REMEMBER AGAIN UNION STARTS WITH U...N...I...

REPRINTED FROM A MAN NAMED PAUL T. MORRISON

         

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No Secret Deals' for Verizon Wireless
CWA called on the Federal Communications Commission to "stop the clock" on its consideration of the Verizon Wireless/cable company spectrum deal until the parties involved provide complete information about their commercial agreements.
Call Center Bill
Support the Return of American Jobs
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