A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Friday, May 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!!!
Frank J Fauci Jr
President, CWA Local 1120