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The Communications Workers Of America Negotiates Paid Leave For Verizon Telephone Employees ‘Who Can’t Work’ During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
by Labor News Services
The Communications Workers Of America Negotiates Paid Leave For Verizon Telephone Employees ‘Who Can’t Work’ During The COVID-19 Outbreak

(NEW YORK CITY) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has negotiated paid leave for Verizon Employees - 30,000 Telephone Workers who are considered essential Workers, who can’t work during the Coronavirus outbreak, including:

Paid Leave If Diagnosed With COVID-19 - CWA Members at Verizon diagnosed with COVID-19 will get a paid leave-of-absence of up to 26 weeks at regularly hourly pay from the first date of absence until the person is medically cleared to return to work.

Paid Leave If Directed By Doctor To Stay Home - CWA Members directed by a doctor to stay out of the workplace due to an underlying health condition (their own or a household member’s) will get a paid leave of absence up to eight weeks at the regular hourly rate and up to 18 weeks at 60% pay. 

Paid Family Leave For Childcare - CWA Members who can’t work because they are needed to care for a child whose school or daycare has been closed due to COVID-19 will be offered a paid leave of absence of up to eight weeks at the regular hourly rate and up to 18 weeks at 60% pay. 

Paid Family Medical Leave - CWA Members who can’t work because they are needed to care for a person medically diagnosed with COVID-19 who is unable to provide self-care will be offered a paid leave of absence of up to eight weeks at the regular hourly rate and up to 18 weeks at 60% pay.

Click Here To Read This Verizon Letter Of Agreement That’s Posted On The CWA Website.

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