CWA Local 1000

at&t Mobility Be-informed: Click Below                     verizon Be-informed: Click Below


All local 1000 members did you know: 

Verizon Members: 
COVID-19 Work At Home - Renewal 2 signed agreement: 

Join us tomorrow, Friday, June 19th, for a virtual Juneteenth event featuring poetry, music and a panel discussion on Building a Workers' Movement that Takes on Racism. The event will stream live on Facebook at 6 pm EDT.

Juneteenth is an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. CWA's virtual celebration will include union leaders, artists, and activists in the movement for racial justice.

Attached are some flyers for the event that you can post on your websites and social media.

 Hope you can all join the LIVE Juneteenth celebration on Friday.


All Members Plan of action tomorrow june 11, 2020: 

Activist Alert

8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work.

Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon.

Black Lives Matter.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As trade unionists and as Americans, we were all outraged by the vicious murder of George Floyd. We are heartened by the uprising of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Black, Brown and white, demanding an end to racism and declaring: “Black Lives Matter.”
Because of COVID-19, it has been difficult for many of us to show our solidarity with this movement.  
But on Thursday, June 11, at 12 noon, we will take a stand against racism by doing what trade unionists do when they are protesting for what’s right and fair: Stopping Work.
We are asking all of our members to stop and reflect for 8 minutes and 46 seconds—to remember the length of time the Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd’s neck.
Obviously, all of our members work in different circumstances. Many are still working at home. Some must care for patients or engage with customers. We urge you to observe the 8:46 in whatever way works best for you:
  • Gather in a small group in your workplace, socially distanced, and hold signs in solidarity. Downloadable signs are available at
  • Pull your truck over, get out
  • Stand up in your work location
  • Take a knee in your work location
  • Use your lunch break to hold a socially distanced picket line outside your work location
  • Take a selfie that can be posted in solidarity. Post this with your selfie: "8:46. Stop Work and Reflect. Black Lives Matter. #CWAforBlackLives #WalkoutForBlackLives"

Do not abandon patients and customers. Figure out a way to engage in the protest that works for you.

We strongly encourage you to take pictures! You can share them yourself and use the hashtags #WalkoutForBlackLives and #CWAForBlackLives and/or send them to us at [email protected] to share on the District 1 Facebook page and Twitter.

This is not an action that we take lightly. Any time we stop work for any length of time, it’s serious business. But we are asking you to observe these moments of solidarity on Thursday, because the problems of racism and police violence are deadly serious.

Thank you in advance and Solidarity Forever!
In solidarity,
Dennis Trainor
Vice President, CWA District 1
Verizon Members: 
COVID-19 Work At Home - Renewal:  PDF icon covid19_wah_-_cwa_-_renewal_2.pdf
COVID-19 Backup Care - Renewal: PDF icon covid19_backup_care_-_cwa_-_renewal_2.pdf
2019 Carry Over Vacation Time: PDF icon 2019_vacation_carryover_memo_042920.pdf
Please refrain from posting pictures and updates about working from home. Remember, not all of your fellow members are about to do so. In this difficult time we all need to be supportive and understanding of our different situations. 


If you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus or your doctor instructs you to self quarantine, etc. due to the coronavirus, IMMEDIATELY call your Supervisor or Absence Team for direction. Once you have done this, please call the Union office at 908 709-1023.

 Surplus Declaration List For Verizon:

We apologize for the delay, but some information needed to be verified.


JOE BEIRNE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Click here for rules PDF icon beirne fund rule

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Additional Member Benefits at No Cost!

Through a partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company, additional benefits are being provided to all members of CWA Local 1000. BENEFITS INCLUDE • A Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit Health Services Discount Card • Child Safe Kit Learn more by clicking here:


Verizon NJ announce Voluntary Special EISPs

Verizon-NJ have announced Voluntary Special EISPs

Verizon NJ

September 10, 2018 packages will be distributed.

Sept 17, 2018 the volunteer period will begin.

October 16, 2018 volunteer period ends.

October 27, 2018 off payroll date for accepted applicants.


Contract ratification: PDF icon 20180810_verizon_ratification_v2.pdf

verizon contract ballet info:

Below is the MOU about the contract extention:

PDF icon 2018_cwa_mou.pdf

Special Meeting For Verizon members about contract extension below is meeting info:

PDF icon mtgfly-vz_contract_exp-08-02-18.pdf

Verizon Press release about contract extension: 

Workers See Continued Gains In New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Today, Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019. The deal builds on significant gains won by Verizon workers as a result of their 49-day strike in 2016, providing for additional wage increases and enhanced retirement benefits. The agreement, which extends the contract through August 5, 2023, will deliver an 11.2% wage increase over the additional four years and covers over 34,000 Verizon workers, including call center workers, and central office and field technicians represented by CWA and the IBEW.

"This agreement ensures a better future and good, family-supporting jobs for thousands of Verizon workers," said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. "Since the end of the 2016 strike, we have seen a marked improvement in the relationship between CWA and Verizon, and this agreement reflects the more constructive relationship that has developed since then."

A separate agreement was reached covering 40 Verizon Wireless retail workers in Brooklyn, as well as 7 workers in Hazleton, PA, who voted just last week to join CWA. That agreement provides for a $900 signing bonus for Brooklyn Wireless employees, creates a first-ever floor for the merit pay pool, creates a new Labor-Management committee to address further improvements in scheduling, and strengthens the grievance procedure. About 90 Verizon Wireless technicians will receive the 11.2% compounded wage increases over the term of the extension and will have improved language regarding transfers by seniority.

"Verizon approached CWA earlier this summer to propose early negotiations to extend the current contract," said Ed Mooney, Vice President for CWA District 2-13, which covers Pennsylvania to Virginia. "We saw this as an opportunity to make improvements for our members without the lengthy conflict we experienced two years ago. This is a solid agreement that will improve the living standards of our members across the region."

Following the 2016 strike – one of the largest in recent history – Verizon agreed to add 1,300 new East Coast call center jobs and reverse several outsourcing initiatives. The four-year agreement also included 10.9% in raises, new benefits, $2800 minimum in profit sharing, pension increases, and a first contract for Verizon Wireless retail store employees in Brooklyn, NY. The extension announced today preserves these contract provisions going forward.

By mutual agreement, negotiations on the contract extension were limited to wages and benefits and the length of the new agreement. The wins for Verizon workers come amid a wave of worker actions to raise wages, improve working conditions, and hold corporations accountable. Like the successful teacher strikes this spring, Verizon's willingness to come to the table early and agree to this contract is yet another testament to the power of working people standing together.

The tentative agreement will now go to CWA members, who are expected to vote on the deal in the next few weeks.

"These victories for Verizon workers are a testament to working people's power in numbers," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "When we take decisive action, we pave the way for big wins – protecting middle class jobs and raising standards across the board. When we remain united, we secure a better life for our families. Verizon and other big corporations are realizing that long-term success means investing in workers today."

Verizon contract extension update



As of 7/16/18: CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle to extend the collective bargaining agreement for a four-year period. The current agreements are set to expire on August 3, 2019. If finalized, the agreements will extend through August 5, 2023. The company and unions are documenting the understanding in signed contracts and expect to have that completed this week, at which time we will communicate further details.
The contracts will be subject to ratification by the Union members. We will keep you posted.

Here is the latest update from July 3, 2018 In regards to Verizon Contract Extension:

As previously announced, CWA, IBEW and Verizon began meeting for a two-week period to attempt to negotiate the terms of a possible extension to the collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire in August 2019. We have agreed with the Company to extend the negotiations for a few additional days after the holiday. Meetings are expected
to resume in the middle of next week.
We will provide additional updates as appropriate.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Committee Application and responsibilities: PDF icon comm_resp_2018.pdf 


Beirne Foundation Scholarship: This is to inform you that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at

Please follow this link at for the poster that you can distribute to members and post on local websites to encourage participation.

Updates 2017 candidates for officers, chief stewards and stewards: 

FINAL CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS: PDF icon 2017_election_-_final_results_-_010218.pdf

CWA LOCAL 1000 OFFICER, CHIEF STEWARD AND STEWARD FINAL CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS:  cwa_local_1000_election_committee_report_-_120817.pdf (188.19 KB)

Final Result – Certified by the Election Committee December 1, 2017: PDF icon 2017_election_-_final_results_-_120117.pdf

The tentative results of the 2017 Officer Election:  PDF icon 2017_election_-_tentative_results_-_111317_1.pdf

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Attention all Members: Effective today, October 20, 2017, Marion Cuttino has withdrawn her name from nomination for President.  Sample ballots have already been printed and her name will appear.  Be informed that no votes for her will be accepted.

  PDF icon nominees_form.pdf

At&T Update: The Final Bargaining Report:  



New Bylaw:  PDF icon bylaws_adopted_july_31_2017.pdf

Recent News

JOE BEIRNE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Click here for rules PDF iconbeirne fund rule

Click Poster For Application:

Through a partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company, additional benefits are being provided to all members of CWA Local 1000. BENEFITS INCLUDE • A Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit Health Services Discount Card • Child Safe Kit Learn more by clicking here:

Below is info about the Meeting