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Verizon has communicated to District 1 some changes to the Backup Care provisions which they have provided to their associates since the start of the pandemic.  The letter attached explains the cha

Good afternoon all it has come to our attention that there may be some of members who are receiving calls from potential scammers or hackers claiming they represent Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Monday March 23rd 2020
CWA Local 1106 Tape:
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CWA and Verizon are in constant discussions at the Local, District, and National level to help all our members deal with this unprecedented Coronavirus crisis.

Verizon has entered into an agreement with District 1 to provide members who are unable to work from home with a bonus. The details are spelled out in the attached letter of agreement.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the local.  Be safe during these trying times

In light of recent events, the Retirement Seminar which NettWorth had scheduled for March 26th has now been changed to a Webinar. All login information is on the attached flyer. 

Since the beginning of this crisis, CWA has been working tirelessly in addressing the concerns and needs of our members.  The results of which have landed the membership with unprecedented leave , and work from home options with Verizon. The following agreements list what members are entitled to and how to implement those benefits.

District 1 and Verizon has issued a letter which provides the framework for how cost sharing in testing the of COVID-19  will be handled.

Verizon has implemented a set of protocols for employees who may have been placed in quarantine for Covid-19. Among them will be the requirement to submit a Work Arrangement Request to the Workplace Accomodations Team which is specific to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Local 1106 began a coat drive in January to provide for men, women, and children in shelters in need.  The response was overwhelming as we were able to drop off over 10 bags of coats and jackets to the Saratoga Family Inn on Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica Queens on March 5th. The staff there, led by Coordinator Beverly Walker, was very humbled and appreciative of the outpouring of support our members demonstrated.  They are extremely thankful to all who participated.  The Local 1106 C.R.E.W.

Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions has scheduled several dates within the year for financial seminars to our members.  The attached flyer has information pertaining to dates and registration for any member who is interested in attending.  Please use the contact information listed on the flyer in order to attend.  There will be complimentary dinner as well as the opportunity to meet with advisors and staff from Blue Ocean.