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Check out the CWA District 1 slideshow on 2019 here, and be sure to pause at 1:18 for Mike and 1:19 for Ione.

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Proud of our past, prepared for the future, Happy New Year 2020 from Local 1101 Retired members Chapter celebrating another good year of Solidarity at our annual Holiday Party at Local 1101 December 18, together and preparing to welcome new members and old friends in 2020 (above).


(Above) Our annual Stalwart Awards presented this year to Theresa Johnson and Jacqueline Reese January 18 at the Holiday Party. "For volunteering to debut as the representative of the retirees at our yearly fundraiser at the Dempsey Golf Outing and thereby successfully regaining the finanical health of the 1101 RMC with her combination of charm and sincerity, as well as for her many other contributions to our Local Chapter and our District we hereby honor Theresa Johnson." "For generously soliciting an annual donation to the Local 1101 RMC from her health care provider thereby assuring the financial stability of our chapter, as well as loyally participating in and contributing to our revitalized chapter events and meetings through the years we hereby honor Jacqueline Reese"

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Above: November 13 RMC meeting at the Local in Manhattan. Sign is for our union brother Roy Spero and says, "Roy, Get Well Soon. Speedy Recovery From Local 1101 Retirees"


It was a blustery day on the bay in the Bronx on October 16 but 1101 retirees and guests including the people's lawyer Marvin Anderman met to discuss, among other topics, changes in retiree health care options - see below. Photos above courtesy of the great Vinnie Galvin, back in action. We even managed to catch the photographer in a photo. Thanks to all who attended.

Changes in Verizon Health Plan for
pre-Medicare retirees.

No changes for Medicare retirees on United Healthcare.

Pre-Medicare MEP HCP costs have passed the cap so there will be monthly premium charges starting January 2020.

Individual $15., Retiree plus one $32 and family $38.

The first bill will be sent out mid December.

The union has negotiated a alternative MEP HCP plan with no monthly premiums but has an additional $270 added on to the one time a year deductible. That is per person. Plus $100 more out of pocket which most retirees don’t reach, thankfully. Co-pays are the same.

So, for pre-Medicare there are two plans, do nothing and keep what you got or choose the alternative. Both plans keep the same coverage you have now.

No change for post January 2013 retirees.

Express Scripts stays the same.


Thanks to all the retirees who marched with the active members in September at the Labor Day Parade, the African American Day Parade, and the Climate Strike March. Our first meeting of the fall is in the Bronx, see below.

Nokia Bargaining Update and Retiree Healthcare

Important information communique for all of those who have retired from Western Electric Co., Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent or Nokia Corporation. Please click here to read.

June 23 summary

Above: June 19, last meeting before summer break. As the merger of 1105 and 1101 proceeds, we honor our Liaison to 1105 Denice Hawley, with her current RMC board members and union sisters since back in the day Anita Lathan and Ilene Winkler, celebrate the Big Win in the NYS legislature for the call center bill and prepare for the upcoming Summer of No More Offshoring nationwide. Stay tuned.


Photos Above: Manhattan, May 22 Membership Meeting and Bronx, May 10 Golf Fundraiser -Thanks to all who helped us meet our fundraising goal for the year!

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Photos Above: Bronx Meeting April 17

CWA Recommendations Voting on Proxies: 1 - Vote Your Conscience, 2- Against, 3- Against, 4 - For, 5- For, 6 - For, 7 - For, 8 - For. Four page CWA proxie review and recommendations write-up PDF click here.

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Photos above from March 20 RMC meeting at the Manhattan Local. Top left: Sister Pam Galpern explains recent big win in NYS Senate for call center bill. Top right: Brothers Jim Murphy, John Yepez, Anthony Luciano from the Local 1101 Member Assitance Program (see below). Bottom right: Brother Lew Grupper updates on political wins and upcoming elections. Bottom left: 50/50 winner Sister Jacquiline Reese and Treasurer Mike Blau.


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ALL CWA retirees and friends always welcome.

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Proud of our Past, Prepared for the Future, Happy New Year 2019

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