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January 25, 2015
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Stewards Attent CWA District 2-13 Leadership Conference
Pictured from right to left: Richard Hatch, Kerri Ross, Skeeter Grubb, Tonya Carter, David Maino, and Shelly Camp
Why We Wear Red
If you've ever wondered why we wear red on Thursdays, here is the answer. There is also a 15 minute video that is very powerful and worth a look!
CWA Members Donate to Food Drive
CWA Local 2201 would like to thank its members for their generosity. With your help, the local was able to raise 225 pounds of food for the needy.
Attention Union Brothers and Sisters in the Verizon bargaining unit: Bargaining Surveys were mailed yesterday for 2015 Negotiations with Verizon. This is for contract effective August 2, 2015. Please complete and return in the enclosed envelope. They are to be returned no later than January 12, 2015. Happy New Year.
EVP and VP Election Results

On Monday, November 3rd, the Election Committed counted ballots for the position of Executive Vice President and Vice President of CDS and OSP.  The results are as follows:

Thank you very much!

Angela Whelan, Election Chair

Executive Officer Elections and Vice President Elections

On Monday, October 6, 2014, ballots were counted for the positions of Executive Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

Office of Executive Vice President

Chris "Downtown" Brown     134
David Vincent                       65
Roy Shumaker                    167

There will be a run-off election between Chris "Downtown" Brown and Roy Shumaker immediatley.  VICE PRESIDENT ELECTIONS FOR EASTERN-OSP AND COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY SERVICES (CDS) WILL BE ON THE SAME BALLOT FOR THOSE FOLKS IN THE GROUP.  Ballots were mailed Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Balloting period is October 9, 2014 through midnight, October 23, 2014.

Office of Secretary/Treasurer

Robbie Johnson         257
Kerri Ross                 102


Thank you,
Angie Whelan
Election Chair

ATTN: Verizon Members
Dear Verizon Members, Annual Enrollment for your 2015 health care benefits is scheduled for OCTOBER 21, 2014 THROUGH NOVEMBER 4, 2014.  Any questions, call Benefits at 855-489-2367.
Proposed Merger Approved

The Local is happy to announce that the merger has been APPROVED by all four Local memberships.  This merger will become effective upon approval of the National Executive Board.  Thank you to all who participated in sending in your ballot.  We know that this will make us stronger and more effective for the fights ahead.  As we go through the process of completing the merger and prepare for upcoming elections in the fall, please contact the Local to ensure your information is correct.  This is a bold step in the right direction to deal with the many changes that we have all seen.  More information will follow.

Richard Hatch

Support Breast Cancer!
Avaya News
The Local has received the results from Avaya balloting. The vote was 94% to ratify the contract.
Enhanced EISP
NOVEMBER 8, 2013 POTOMAC SPECIAL EISP SIGNED AGREEMENT NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Verizon EISP Update - The CWA Bargaining Committee has been meeting with Verizon in Philadelphia for the last two days to try and reach an agreement on an enhanced EISP package. An agreement has NOT been reached and Bargaining will continue into next week. As new information is available we will put it out as soon as possible. If there are any specific questions please call the Local.
Download: 2013 Potomac Special EISP Agreement.pdf
EISP September 28, 2013
The following titles and locations are affected by the Verizon EISP. The off-payroll date for this is September 28 and information is being sent out immediately to those affected. There are no Article 35 declarations in our area. Please contact the Local with any questions.
Download: EISP September 28 2013.pdf

What's New at CWA 2201
Why the NLRB Matters
Corporate America and their Republican allies in the Senate are trying to kill the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is the federal agency for protecting workers’ rights, and corporate America knows it. That’s why they’ve waged a five year campaign to destroy the NLRB. Take the case of Clarence Adams, a Marine, Iraq War Veteran and father. Read More...
4x10's and Rotating Schedules for Verizon OPN
Attached you will find a signed agreement between the Union and Verizon to allow 4x10's and rotating weekends - Finally! As all of you know this has been a long process and has changed many, many times. Some of those times I wasn't sure we would get anything. It has been a fight with both the company and at times pushing the District to make things happen a little quicker. Read More...
Download: Virginia 4-10 June 2013 Signed.pdf
Allergy Treatments MCN & MEP (Verizon)
The local recently learned that the HPCC provided to members shows Allergy Testing and Treatment as 100% covered and included under the Preventative Care Coverage category. Members were being assessed a $20 co-payment for these services or full responsibility if the allowable amount was less than $20. Of course, during negotiations we agreed to modify the $15 physician's office visit to $20. Read More...
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