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Tuesday November 18, 2014

6:00 p.m.

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Mill St. Poughkeepsie NY

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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
Paula's Retirement Party

A few weeks ago we gathered together at the Ship Lantern Inn to celebrate Paula’s retirement. I want to take a moment to thank her for everything she has done for our Local. Paula’s commitment to CWA is an amazing example of what it means to be a Union member. In 1985 Paula played an instrumental role in the decision to have Vassar certify with CWA. She became the first Educational Unit Business Agent in July of 1986, and served in that role for 10 years. Paula then became the Secretary/Treasurer and worked in that position for an astonishing 18 years. Over her 28 years of service Paula worked on organizing, Election Committee Chair, Mobilization Committee, Defense Fund and many other projects.  Her hard work and dedication has benefitted all of us over the years and it has been a great experience to work with her every day. I know we are all very thankful for her sacrifices and hard work, but on a personal note I am most thankful for our friendship.

So on behalf of the executive board, Staff and Members of CWA Local 1120 Thank You, and enjoy this next chapter of your life.

Frank J. Fauci Jr.

President CWA Local 1120

Verizon Proxy
CWA Stock Proxy Recommendation Request a Paper Ballot & Vote to “Withhold All Nominees” CWA urges you to vote by paper ballot, rather than by electronic ballot. Return your paper ballot to your local so that CWA members can cast the votes at Verizon’s annual meeting on May 7th. Read More...
PSC Rally
We had a great day in Albany on April 24th, fighting to protect our jobs from deregulation and the corporate-controlled PSC.

 Local 1120 showed up in force with 29 members, who attended the rally and informational session, and then marched over to the PSC to let our voices be heard. You may recognize yourself or our brothers and sisters in the videos. I have also attached a photo of the group (at least most of the group), EVP and some members, and the March over to the PSC. You may notice that we also had two great members from Vassar who attended. 

 1120 had the largest attendance rate of any local in the state, and had the most rank-and-file members of any local. After the rally, we met with 16 different legislators (Assembly and Senate), with constituents of each district. Local 1120 set the trend, having members and LPATs lead some of the legislative meetings. This deep and thorough involvement beyond just the leaders of each local is exactly what CWA has been seeking to achieve. You deserve strong praise for this.
And of course, the proof of our activity is beginning to pay dividends. Before arriving, we had various legislators who had signed on to cosponsor some of our legislation; but afterwards, we got 5 more cosponsors on our bills. We continue to follow up with them this week, and this proves that our activities are having a positive effect. 
Thank you again to those who participated! We did a great job, but our work is not done. Please join in when asked; it is your job that you will protect
Kids Day Out
It's that time again!

On Sunday, March 29, the Red Foxes and the Office of Special Services will
sponsor our 25th annual "Kids' Day Out!" basketball clinic at the McCann
Center and we hope you will join us again this year.

Pre-registration is required.  Walk-in registration will be based upon
availability.  The registration fee of $10 for each participant will
benefit the Marist College Scholarship for Students With Disabilities.

For more information, please contact Linda Scorza in
the Office of Special Services, (845) 575-3274

Verizon CPS Award and Absence Pay Out
Verizon announced today that the CPS award for full time employees is $713.00. The award will be pro-rated for part- time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. The award will be paid on March 13, 2015. Read More...
Tentative Agreement
I'm pleased to announce that Local 1400 reached a tentative agreement with Fairpoint today. This brings an end to a very long, bitter strike and our members will be returning to work next Wednesday, February 25th. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to reach an agreement, especially Don Trementozzi, the bargaining Committee and Dennis Trainor. Read More...
Brooklyn Cablevision
Brooklyn Cablevision Workers Get Contract after Three-Year Fight Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted by a strong margin at CWA Local 1109 on Saturday to ratify an historic two-year contract with the company. Read More...
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