Verizon members of local 2205, THANK YOU for being understanding during this trying time. Everything pertaining to this COVID-19 pandemic is new and fast pace. We are working diligently to make these transitions, adjustments, changes smooth and seamless.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENING SO FAR …..
Effective March 18th Technicians Home garaging agreement
March 16th The Union wins paid leave for members diagnosed with COVID-19, paid leave if directed by doctor to stay home, paid family leave for childcare, and paid family medical leave.
March 13th CWA and Verizon signed a "COVID-19 Work at Home" agreement
Agreement which will allow eligible non-customer facing associates to volunteer to work at home on a voluntary basis between now and the end of April.
Proactive Rescheduling; when installation or repair visits are scheduled, customers will be questioned to determine if anyone in their household has been diagnosed or quarantined due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
ACFC "Back up" care agreement, Everyone is entitled to 160 hours of Back-Up Care per calendar year. The cost is $2.00 per hour for center based care and $4 an hour for in-home care. Go to: https://backup.brighthorizons.com/Login.aspx for more information, or call 877-BH-CARES. Our User name is VerizonCWA and the Password is care4you.
Technicians who arrive at a customer premise and it does not feel safe, should excuse themselves from the premise and call your supervisor from your work vehicle. Explain the situation and that you don't feel safe. PLEASE remember it's not considered insubordination to refuse unsafe work.
If you know you’ve been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or are concerned that you may have been exposed, advise your supervisor and contact your union steward immediately.
Again Corona Virus-like symptoms are fever, coughing, shortness of breath (any breathing difficulties) Visit www.cdc.gov