The Executive Board is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 CWA Local 1103 Scholarships:
$2000 E. Gerald Horgan Memorial Scholarship – Daniel Kinghan
$2000 Daniel L. Keenan Memorial Scholarship - Tina Bonacorso
$1500 Eugene J. Mays Memorial Scholarship – Jacob T.
The Communications Workers of America along with other Connecticut AFL-CIO Unions and supporters held a press conference on the steps of the New Haven City Hall on July 2nd to protest layoffs and to bring attention to a plan that will privatize regional emergency dispatch services.
Over 20 members joined the Executive Board and showed up to fight for their job security at a town board meeting in Harrison, NY to demonstrate support for a new FIOS video franchise agreement. This is the first VFA in Local 1103's jurisdiction in over 5 years and was the result of a program intiated within Local 1103 called FIOS for ALL.
CWA Local 1103 filed an NLRB charge against Nyack Hospital last week for unilaterally changing medical benefits to a substandard medical plan. This is an outrageous and aggressive attempt to deny our members a contractually and mutually agreed to benefit. Stay posted.
The 1103 executive board and our CMED members continue the fight against the CIty of New Haven, the city of West Haven, and the town of Hamden's decision to withdraw funding from CMED as they push to privatize the emergency response system. This decision to go to a non-union, publicly traded corporation concerned with profits will lead to job loss and a diminishment of service and public control.
May 31, 2014 deadline...
The Regional Work and Family recently approved increases in the current programs. The following description outlines the program enhancements.
Dependent Care Reimbursement Fund (DCRF): The weekly reimbursement is increasing from $50 to $100 effective June 1, 2014. Members will submit their paperwork in July.
Team Cleary was established to support CWA Local 1103 Brother Kevin Cleary and his family. In April 2006 Kevin suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed. He spent some time at the at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain CT where he received therapies to prepare him to return home. The web site http://teamclearyonline.