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If an employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says, the employee has the right to request union representation. Management is not required to inform the employee of his/her Weingarten rights; it is the employees responsibility to know and request.

"If this discussion can in any way lead to me being disciplined, I respectfully request union representation before I answer any questions"

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A Message From The President

The Executive Board welcomes all Communications Workers of America, AFL,CIO Local 1120 members to our web page. The purpose of this web page is to provide a means of supplying information about our local and labor issues.    To all cwa local 1120 members. I want to thank all of my fellow union brothers and sisters for their commitment, and determination in keeping our local strong. Together we can overcome any challenge that we may face.

Frank J. Fauci Jr.
President, CWA Local 1120

           

 We must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.
Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone…Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.”

Martin Luther King

      

                                                                                                                                                                                 


What's New at CWA 1120
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CWA Local 1120 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CWA 1120
Time: Sep 17, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Message from the President

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

FridaySeptember 11, 2020

 

I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. 

 

There have been no new positive tests for any members within CWA Local 1120.

 

We continue to work on several issues at Marist after they implemented layoffs. Grievances have been filed and have been sat a first step. We will continue through the process as we believe these are clear violations of your CBA. We will go as far as we deem necessary to correct and remedy these violations, including Arbitration if needed.

 

Most of the other units are still adjusting to the new ways of doing business. 

 

Verizon and CWA are still in discussion on the Work from Home Agreement and Home Garaging Agreement. 

 

REMEMBER, any rumors coming out of any units are just that, rumors. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR THAT DOESN’T COME FROM YOUR UNION! 

 

Remember, if at any time you feel there is an unsafe condition that may put you at risk, report it to your Supervisor and contact a Steward or Business Agent immediately!

 

 

REMINDER

There will be a Virtual General Membership Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6PM, followed by a vote to amend the bylaws. 

 

Please go to www.cwa1120.org to register for the website/meeting and to be able to access the zoom link under the MEMBERS HOME tab for the meeting and to vote on the proposed bylaw change. Deadline to register for the meeting is September 16, 2020.

 

TODAY MARKS THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11th ATTACKS ON OUR COUNTRYPLEASE TAKE THE TIME TODAY TO REMEMBER AND HONOR THOSE THAT PERISHED ON THAT DAY. LET IT BE A REMINDER AS AMERICANS OF OUR PATRIOTISM, STRENGTH AND COMPASSION

“REST IN PEACE PAUL TEGTMEIER, WE SHALL NEVER FORGET” 

 

ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF CWA LOCAL 1120, BE SAFE AND STAY SAFE!!!

 

In Solidarity

 

Frank J Fauci Jr

President, CWA Local 1120

Proposed By-Law Change and General Membership Meeting

August 31, 2020

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOLLOWED BY A VOTE TO AMEND THE BYLAWS

 SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 6P.M.VIA ZOOM CALL

WHEREAS, the Executive Board has conducted a comprehensive review of the Bylaws to determine whether any existing provisions should be updated or revised;

WHEREAS, the Executive Board has prepared a detailed report describing the issues it considered and the changes being considered 

WHEREAS, the Local Officers have considered the Executive Boards findings and agrees with its recommendations and the additional changes.  

WHEREAS, due to membership decline and projected membership decline in the coming years the Board would like to subtract one (1) Business Agent position from the Executive Board. 

WHEREAS, The CWA 1120 Article 12 Section 2(a) bylaws would be revised to combine the Newburgh and Monticello Business Agent positions and change the number of Business Agents from Five (5) positions to Four (4) positions 

The Article 12 Section 2(a) bylaw that will be amended is below:

  1. The local shall have five (5) Business Agents: Newburgh one, Poughkeepsie one, Monticello one, Kingston/Catskill/Hudson one, and a Unit consisting of educational institution employees, hereafter, to be elected by the membership of the respective area or unit.

The Amendment would strike out the italics text:

  1. The local shall have five (5) Business Agents: Newburgh one, Poughkeepsie one, Monticello one, Kingston/Catskill/Hudson one,

and a Unit consisting of educational institution employees, hereafter, to be elected by the membership of the respective area or unit.

The Amendment would insert the bold and underlined text:

  1. The local shall have four(4) Business Agents: Newburgh/Monticello Area one(1), Poughkeepsie Area one(1), Kingston Area one(1), and a Unit consisting of educational institution employees, hereafter, to be elected by the membership of the respective area or unit

Please go to www.cwa1120.org to register for the meeting and to be able to vote on the proposed by-law change. The deadline to register for the meeting is September 16, 2020

Thank you

  

Message from the President

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

TuesdayJuly 21, 2020

 

I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. 

 

There have been no new positive tests for any members within CWA Local 1120.

 

Throughout the footprint of our local, phase reopening continues.

 

Verizon has notified CWA that it will be scaling back the Back Up Care that was extended to its Union employees during the pandemic. From July 20, 2020 to August 29, 2020 each employee will be limited to utilizing 120 per week for that benefit. Starting August 30, 2020 each employee will limited to 80 hours annually for that benefit. Verizon has also has informed CWA of their intention to roll out a Health Certification for all employees due to Covid – 19. Details will be rolled out by Verizon. 

 

This past week we witnessed again that Marist College is intent on moving forward with job eliminations. The latest display that Marist does not care about you was on display with them violating your contract by attempting to have members sign a Severance AgreementAs soon as CWA Local 1120 heard of this, we contacted Marist to get that rescinded. We continue to work on solutions without job eliminations. So far, Marist is not interested. We will hold Marist to the contract. Do not believe the rhetoric about pay cuts and cuts in benefits to CWA members that are protected in the contract, that senior officials send emails about. We appreciate the support from the Marist membership during this trying time. 

Any rumors coming out of any units are just that, rumors. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR THAT DOESN’T COME FROM YOUR UNION! 

 

Remember, if at any time you feel there is an unsafe condition that may put you at risk, report it to your Supervisor and contact a Steward or Business Agent immediately!

 

ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF CWA LOCAL 1120, BE SAFE AND STAY SAFE!!!

 

In Solidarity

 

Frank J Fauci Jr

President, CWA Local 1120

Message from the President
IMPORTANT UPDATE
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Friday, July 10, 2020
I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. 
We are fortunate that there have been no new cases of Covid-19 in Local 1120. 
At Marist, the college has moved forward with their plan for the elimination of 10 CWA Union jobs. I have spoken to many of you by phone as well as email. I feel your pain. It is inexcusable that Marist refused any of CWA solutions to help them out financially, as opposed to job elimination. The benefit that Marist will receive pales in comparison to the damaging effects that will take place for the effected members and their families. Let this be a stark reminder that this is not the Marist we all knew and loved. This is Marist Corporation, where the dollar is the bottom line for them. Rest assured, CWA will hold firm to make sure Marist follows OUR contract as we see it. Hopefully, the burden will be limited, but one Member harmed is one too many!
At Verizon, CWA has agreed to extend Home Garaging as well as Work from Home agreement through September 30,2020. 
Any rumors coming out of any units are just that, rumors. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR THAT DOESN’T COME FROM YOUR UNION! 
Remember, if at any time you feel there is an unsafe condition that may put you at risk, report it to your Supervisor and contact a Steward or Business Agent immediately!
ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF CWA LOCAL 1120, BE SAFE AND STAY SAFE!!!
In Solidarity
Frank J Fauci Jr
President, CWA Local 1120
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Wednesday, June 24, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. 

There have been no new positive tests for any members within CWA Local 1120.

The Hudson Valley continues through its phase reopening. Many of the contracts we represent are transitioning back to normal at a slow pace.

Verizon has notified the Union of their intention to end the bonus pay. The last day it will be in effect is July 4th. We are still in discussions with Verizon on an extension of the Home Garaging as well as the Work from Home agreements. We will update if and when we have an agreement.

CWA Local 1120 is waiting on a date for our next Marist meeting. We will update as soon as available.

                         

We need to continue to be vigilant as the July 4th weekend approaches. I am sure everyone is anxious to get out and socialize. We do need to make sure that we wear a face covering and maintain social distancing in a smart way, as best as possible. We do not want to have a spike like many parts of country are experiencing. Not long ago, New York State was just that.  

Any rumors coming out of any units are just that, rumors. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR THAT DOESN’T COME FROM YOUR UNION! 

Remember, if at any time you feel there is an unsafe condition that may put you at risk, report it to your Supervisor and contact a Steward or Business Agent immediately!

ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF CWA LOCAL 1120, BE SAFE AND STAY SAFE!!!

In Solidarity

Frank J Fauci Jr

President, CWA Local 1120

Message from the President

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

MondayJune 15, 2020

 

I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. 

 

There have been no new positive tests for any members within CWA Local 1120.

 

Last week CWA ratified a tentative agreement on an MOA with Vassar College carpenters, which includes voluntary furloughs, wages and an early retirement incentive. I want to thank Carl Bertsche, Mary Beth Will for their hard work and input during this process. 

 

CWA had a meeting with Marist last week to discuss their plans for reopening and staffing level. There will be another meeting this week. We will update you as soon as we have more info.

 

Any rumors coming out of any units are just that, rumors. DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR THAT DOESN’T COME FROM YOUR UNION! 

 

Remember, if at any time you feel there is an unsafe condition that may put you at risk, report it to your Supervisor and contact a Steward or Business Agent immediately!

 

As the country begins the process of reopening, we have unfortunately seen an increase in positive tests throughout the country. This was predicted by the CDC. We have to remember to be vigilant in protecting ourselves moving forward by the continuous use of face shields as well as practicing social distancing. 

 

am encouraged by the many members that have reached out to me to show support for CWA taking an active role in support for racial equality and Black Lives Matter. They spoke about the realization of the importance of respecting each other and the acknowledgement that racism and racial injustice still exist in this day and age. For anyone that says “All Lives Matter” let them know that all lives cannot matter until 

“Black Lives Matter”. This is not a political statement. It’s not a Red or Blue thing. It is not a Republican or Democrat thing. It is a basic human rights thing!

  

ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF CWA LOCAL 1120, BE SAFE AND STAY SAFE!!!

 

In Solidarity

 

Frank J Fauci Jr

President, CWA Local 1120

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