No details yet: click here for first story from NY Times
Strike will Trim $200M from Verizon's Profits - Click here to read.
CNN: Verizon stock down - Click here to read
Excellent video interview about strike with 1101's Pam Galpern and District 1's Bob Master - Click here to watch
Top row: Left, Fordham Road, Bronx, May 20. Right, 111 Main, White Plains, May 19. Middle and bottom row above May 18, CWA retirees, active members, allies from other unions, 581 B'way, Manhattan.
For strike updates: standuptoverizon.com
Above, second from left, on the line with his union brothers and sisters, Paul Romersa, April 27. Paul was always ready to help out, always encouraging, an all around great human being.
RIP. Paul, you will be missed.
RMC Human Billboard, April 27
Above, RMC spells it out across from 1095 A of A, so Lowell McAdams could get a good look, while others leaflett pedestrians.
Next, we moved over to 42nd Street across from our striking CWA union brothers and sisters in front of the Verizon Wireless store.
And then crossed the street to join the picket line. Below: active and retired CWA members together. Solidarity, that's how we do it.
Thanks to all who participated from 1101, 1103, 1105, 1109 RMC!
Below: Bronx Membership Meeting April 20 with Marvin Anderman
Below: 1101 RMC at Mondays huge rally and march from 36th Street CO to 42nd Street past Verizon headquarters. Thanks to all retirees who attend this and so many other ongoing rallies, pickets, scab hunts & leafletting
Thanks to all retirees who attended the great 1101 contract rally March 31 at 1095 A of A. Above, some of the retirees with Local 1101 President Keith Purce. Below Pat Welsh, President of District 1 RMC addresses the rally, which stretched the block from 42nd St to 41st St.
Photos below from March 16 Membership meeting.
Wednesday, April 20, 1101 RMC Membership Meeting in the Bronx, American Legion, 1456 Shore Drive, Bronx, NY 10565
Wednesday, April 27, Human Billboard, 1095 A of A (42nd & 6th Ave)
Photos below: Tornados do not stop 1101 RMCers!
Membership Meeting February 24 at the Local in Manhattan, 1101 VP Al Russo, BA Ken Tucker, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Condy update on likelyhood of upcoming Verizon strike. We also discussed Medicare costs, (click here to calculate), and click here for the complete story on Medicare and upcoming costs in 2017. Also coming up: the CWA "Take On Wall Street" financial reform campaign and Click here to register for the CWA Sponsored Democracy Rising coalition. We also heard from our own super delegate, 1101 RMC brother Lew Grupper about the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. More on all the above in the coming weeks.
Photo below: Some of the hearty retirees who braved the cold weather to attend the first RMC meeting of 2016 on January 13 at the Local.
RMC Holiday Party, December, 2015
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Retirees partied after a busy year (click here to see the 2015 postings) and were brought up to date about contract mobilization by VP Mike Baxter, BA Val Valentino, and President Keith Purce. We really appreciate the support with space, time, and money from the Local 1101 officers and staff. We are with you all the way. Special thanks to Mike, Ilene, Anita, and Theresa for all their hard work that made this party such a big success. Thanks to Pat Gibbons for chairing the elections committee. The officers were re-elected unopposed. Thanks to everyone who participated in our busy year, helping with mailouts, meetings, fundraising, picket lines, marches, leafletting, rallies, time and money. And thanks to everyone who lives too far away to attend, who calls and writes to send their support.
Fundraiser Game 2016 Details click here Or mail in your pick & check. Fundraiser form click here
Thanks to all who made 2015 a great year for 1101 RMC.
All the photos and still relevant postings for 2015 (except the holiday party, above) have been moved to a new page: 2015