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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.

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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
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

Update from the President.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

MondayJune 8, 2020

 

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

 

The 6 members testing positive for Covid-19 continue to recover or have returned to work.

 

On Thursday, June 3, 2020 CWA ratified a tentative agreement on an MOA with Vassar College, which includes voluntary furloughs, wages and an extension of the CBA. I want to thank Carl Bertsche, Mary Beth Will and all the Stewards for their hard work and input during this process. I would also like to thank each and every one of the members that participated in the Zoom meeting and vote. Your questions were thorough and your support was greatly appreciated.

 

We are in the process of meeting with Vassar about Carpenters. We will update ASAP.  

 

Marist has notified CWA that they will be meeting with their Board of Directors to discuss their plans moving forward this week. CWA has notified Marist that we would like to meet with them afterwards to discuss their findings and plans. We will update you ASAP. 

 

Verizon has transitioned technicians back to working in homes. They have also changed the bonus pay from $300 a week to $60 a day for the days you work. This could be $420 a week if you work 7 days, or $60 a week if you work 1 day. The work from home agreement and home garaging will continue at this time. Contact your Business Agent if there are any questions on these issues. 

 

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 this pandemic eases and businesses and the economy start to reopen, we must remain smart and take whatever precautions we can to avoid a setback. 

 

In relation to the current social climate that we are experiencing now in America, I would ask that all members to take the time to reflect on the social injustices that have existed in the past, and still exist today. There is no room for any form racism in any of our lives. We should all be more aware of the plight of people who are less fortunate. We must all remember to treat everyone with the utmost respect no matter their race, religion or political beliefs. This is the core of what UNIONISM is!

 

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.

I know many of you look forward to the the weekly updates. I will update my message on Monday, June 8th as I am waiting for some information I have not received yet. 

In Solidarity
Frank J Fauci Jr
President, CWA Local 1120

Message From The President

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

FridayMay 29, 2020

 

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

 

Unfortunately we learned of another positive test of one of our members. This was in the Town of Saugerties DPW. That makes 6 members testing positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

 

CWA has reached a tentative agreement on an MOA with Vassar College, which includes voluntary furloughs, wages and an extension of the CBA. As promised we will present this to the membership early next week for your approval and ratification. You will be notified Monday of the format of the meeting. CWA Local 1120 believes this agreement is in the best interest of our members. But that is up to you to decide.

 

We will also be meeting with Marist on Monday to discuss their plan for reopening in the fall. We will update you ASAP. 

 

Verizon has notified technicians of their plan to lift restrictions of techs going into homes. They have also changed the bonus pay from $300 a week to $60 a day for the days you work. This could be $420 a week if you work 7 days, or $60 a week if you work 1 day. The work from home agreement and home garaging will continue at this time. Contact your Business Agent if there are any questions on these issues. 

 

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 this pandemic eases and businesses and the economy start to reopen, we must remain smart and take whatever precautions we can to avoid a setback. 

 

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, May 22, 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. All indications are that the 5 members that tested positive are either recovering well or have returned to work.
CWA continues to meet with Vassar College for unofficial dialogue with respect to their plans moving forward. Discussion have centered around voluntary furloughs at this time. As always, if an agreement is reached, it will be in the best interest of the CWA members, not anyone else. You as members will have the opportunity to vote on any agreement that may be reached. I WANT TO STRESS THAT THERE IS NO AGREEMENT IN PLACE! CWA has been canvasing members to see who would be interested in taking a voluntary furlough. IT IS JUST A CANVAS TO GAUGE INTEREST FROM OUR MEMBERS. CWA realizes that furloughs may be advantageous to some members, so we want to see what your interest is, if any.
There is no new news from Marist. As soon as we know anything official, you will know. 
At Verizon, there have been several President conference calls with the District in relation to Verizon wanting to lift restrictions of techs going into homes. Business continues for our members under the same restrictions as when we started. Work from home, home garaging, bonus pay and customer premise restrictions continue to be in effect.
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
Update from the President 5/15

IMPORTANT UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Friday, May 15, 2020

I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. I was encouraged that many more members have signed up to our website for these updates with over 50 in the colleges alone.

We are fortunate that there have been no new cases of Covid-19 in Local 1120. All indications are that the 5 members that tested positive are either recovering well or have returned to work.

CWA continues to meet with Vassar College for unofficial dialogue with respect to their plans moving forward. Vassar has approached CWA and other Unions about possible financial relief for the College during this Pandemic. As some of you may know, SEIU has reached an agreement with Vassar on this issue. Keep in mind that SEIU did what they felt was in the best interest of their members. As always, if an agreement is reached, it will be in the best interest of the CWA members, not anyone else. You as members will have the opportunity to vote on any agreement that may be reached. I WANT TO STRESS THAT THERE IS NO AGREEMENT IN PLACE! CWA has made it clear that we will listen to all of their concerns but, initially we do not believe that Vassar has made a compelling case for the need for relief. During this time, CWA will be canvasing members to see who would be interested in taking a voluntary furlough. IT IS JUST A CANVAS TO GAUGE INTEREST FROM OUR MEMBERS. CWA realizes that furloughs may be advantageous to some members, so we want to see what your interest is, if any.

As of this date, Marist has not given us any indication of their plans moving forward, although we remain in constant communication with them.

At Verizon, business continues for our members under the same restrictions as when we started. Work from home, home garaging, bonus pay and customer premise restrictions continue to be in effect.

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

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