Below: 1101 RMC retirees joined active members in Manhattan and Bronx in the rain to march and rally for a fair contract November 19. Rallies were held across the District. Click here and here and here for more photos.
Above: Bronx 1101 RMC Meeting November 4. (photographer apparently forgot to wear his glasses)
Above: Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders makes suprise appearance at CWA rally just off Times Square October 26. Below: some of the Local 1101 RMC members at the rally
Oct 7 1101 RMC at the Local: Above, 1101 VP Mike Baxter updates as contract mobilizations rev up at Verzion; Below, RMC Dist 1 Prez Pat Welsh runs down "the letter" from Verizon about retiree health benefits; below that, the lucky raffle winner. For minutes of the meeting: click here
A Banner Day for CWA (below)
Photos above: Labor Day Parade Sept. 12; top, 1101 RMC with District 1 VP Dennis Trainor and 1101 President Keith Purce, below that 1101 RMC with Senator Chuck Schumer, below that Mayor DiBlasio in the crowd, and directly above, marching up 5th Ave. Thanks to ALL the retirees who participated!
1101 retirees joined active members in front of Verizon C.O.s , AUGUST 13 at NOON for informational picketing above at 230 West 36th Street. Thanks to all who participated.
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Above: 1101 RMC at huge contract rally at 140 West Street July 25. Photo bottom: 1101 Retirees as Pat Welsh (on the screen) addresses the rally. This is just the beginning!
Retirees and Active Members rocked the house at PSC hearing Wednesday, July 15 in Manhattan, testifying about Verizon's failure to build out FiOS as promised and failure to maintain the copper network. 1101 Pres Keith Purce, V-P Mike Baxter, Dist. 1 Political director Bob Master and consumer advocates and industry watchdogs testified as well as 1101 cable splicer Gus Kushner (below) and District 1 RMC Pres. Pat Welsh. Click here to read Pat's testimony. Special thanks to all 1101 RMC members who attended to show support.
For those reading this who are in New York State but not in the New York City area here is a complete list, (so far) of all the scheduled PSC Hearings:
July 8th: Smithtown
July 15th: New York City
July 28th: Utica
July 29th: Binghamton
August 4th: Lake Placid
August 5th: Buffalo
Photos above: 1101 RMC members at the June 18 Verizon contract mobilization rally, and Pat Welsh, President of District 1 RMC addressing the overfllow crowd. Negotiations being June 22. Watch this space for mobilization details.
Photo Above, May 20 at the Local in Manhattan: Our last 1101 RMC membership meeting until the active members ratify a new contract at Verizon. We are suspending our monthly RMC meetings so we can more easily participate in mobilization activities as events require. The Verizon contract expires August 1. This fight is our fight.
Our Fundraiser at the Dempsey Scholarship Golf Benefit was once again a huge success. Thanks to Local 1101 officers and staff for allowing us to participate, to all the volunteers who were so helpful, to all our union brothers and sisters who contributed with $$$ and a smile, and to our fundraisers especially Mary Anne and Bill Haas.
Back to the Bronx! Photos above from 1101 RMC Bronx meeting April 22. Thanks to all who attended, including retired Bronx VP Joe McAleer, Ed Baxter from District 1, retired 1105 BA Denise Hawley, and our always generous attorney, Marvin Anderman.
Above: April 8 Human Billboard Mobilization across from and also in front of Verizon headquarters at 1095 A of A with friends from 1108 and 1103 RMCs
R.I.P. our Local 1101 CWA RMC brother
March 20, 1956 - March 15, 2015
1101 RMC Meeting, Wed, February 25, at Local 1101
Top photo above: Pam Galpern from the Local addresses the RMC about the FiOS for All campaign. Other photos: writing letters to the PSC to encourage report on effect of layoffs on FiOS rollout. We also wrote letters opposing the TPP. See the box above for upcoming rallies to stop the worst trade deal since NAFTA.
We also had a report on the so-called Frozen Death Benefit. If you were hired on or before December 31, 1986 you may quality. Go to the benefits page for more info.
Above photos show preparations for the Human Billboard Mobilizations. Thanks to all who helped out and participated to make the meeting a success.
RMC Membership Meeting January 21, at Local 1101
The first 1101 RMC meeting of 2015 began with a lengthy update on the Verizon Life Insurance for retirees, and the status of the new (and very bad) AT&T medical plan for Medicare eligible retirees. Please go to the Benefits & Medicare page of this website and scroll down for full details about both.
We also got a report on the situation with the Fairpoint strikers in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. This was one of the many pieces of the old Bell System that Verizon sold off. In this case it went to an outfit that went broke in 2009, emerging from bankruptcy with hedge fund owners, instead of the original half a million stockholders. Now they have forced a strike.
AT&T contract is up in April. The Verizon contract is up in August. We are planning to mobilize to support the Local and the CWA, and to let everyone know the union retirees are organized. Hands off our pensions and benefits! Further details about our plans at the February 25 membership meeting at the Local.
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Thanks to all who made 2014 a great year.
All the photos and still relevant postings for 2014 have been moved to a new page: 2014