Regional Bargaining Report # 3
June 24, 2015
IBEW New England/ New York and CWA District One Regional Bargaining Committee met with the company today, on several occasions, in Westchester, NY. The first session of the day focused on the questions the bargaining committee had for the company on some of their proposals. In addition to the questions, we also requested information regarding their proposals.
During the second session, the Union Committee made it abundantly clear, to the Company with a proposal on job security and emphasized how important this issue is to the Union and our Members. We pointed out numerous examples where the Company has declared surplus after surplus, as they continue with their plans to contract out work our Members perform. We also expressed our disgust for their proposal to eliminate job security. We believe every member should have this protection and rather than continue to contract out our work, allow our members to perform it.
This round of bargaining is not going to be easy and the only way for us to be successful is for our membership to be UNITED and to MOBILIZE so the greedy executives at Verizon understand we will do whatever it takes to gain a fair and just contract.
Please be sure to wear RED tomorrow and join in the informational pickets