The IBEW & CWA have been working hard with Verizon to reach agreements to protect our members, while at the same time maintaining our network. We have made the following agreements:

Work from Home:

Members who work an inside desk job, who have the required broadband service at their residence, who requests to work at home, have been allowed to do so.  At this time, more than 90% of eligible employees have chosen to work from home. If you have any issues, please call the Union office.

Leave of Absence:

Members may be eligible for a LOA related to Covid-19 for up to 26 weeks. There are 4 scenarios for this leave:

  1. For those medically diagnosed with COVID-19, we will offer a leave of absence up to 26 weeks with pay at the basic hourly rate from the first date of absence until the individual is medically cleared to return to

 

  1. For those who have been directed by a doctor to remain out of the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak due to an underlying health condition (their own or that of a household member) and who are unable to work from home, we will offer a leave of absence up to 8 weeks with pay at the basic hourly rate and up to 18 weeks of 60% pay at the basic hourly rate (terminating sooner if/when the associate is able to return to the workplace or work from home).

 

  1. For those who establish that they are unable to work because they are caring for a child whose school or daycare has been closed due to COVID-19 and for whom another childcare option (e.g., Bright Horizons, childcare provider reimbursed through Bright Horizons or family member) is not available, we will offer a leave of absence with up to 8 weeks of pay at the basic hourly rate and up to 18 weeks of 60% pay at the basic hourly rate (terminating sooner if/when the associate is no longer caring for such a child, the child’s school or daycare reopens or other childcare option is available).

 

  1. For those who establish that they are unable to work because they are caring for a person medically diagnosed with COVID-19 who is unable to provide self-care and for whom another caregiver is not available, we will offer a leave of absence with up to 8 weeks of pay at the basic hourly rate and up to 18 weeks of 60% pay at the basic hourly rate (terminating sooner if/when the associate is no longer caring for such an individual, the individual is able to provide self-care or another caregiver is available).

 

 

How to Apply for a Covid-19 LOA

To apply for a Leave of Absence from a company computer, tablet or phone,
access the Covid-19 Resource Page on the VZ E-Web.

 

If you are unable to access the VZ E-Web use one the links below:

 

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