CWA and IBEW have just been notified of the decision by MA Unemployment.Leaders in both IBEW and CWA are looking into the appeal process.

In Solidarity,

Myles Calvey, IBEW, T-6 Chairman

Don Trementozzi, President, CWA Local 1400

See decision below:

Conclusion
In sum, we conclude as a matter of law that the employer has established that the labor dispute
caused a stoppage of work to the Company’s wireline business, within the meaning of G.L. c.151A, ยง 25(b). We further conclude that the employer has not established that the labor dispute
caused a stoppage of work to its wireless store in Everett.
The DUA’s determinations denying benefits to the six claimants employed by Verizon Wireless
are reversed. These six claimants are eligible for benefits for the weeks ending April 16, 2016
through June 4, 2016, if otherwise eligible.
The DUA’s determinations denying benefits to the remaining 4,057 claimants are affirmed. These
claimant are denied benefits for the weeks ending Aprill6, 2016 through June 4, 2016.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
DATE OF DECISION- August 18, 2017
Paul T. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Chairman
Judith M. Neumann, Esq.
Member
Charlene A. Stawicki, Esq.
Member
ANY FURTHER APPEAL WOULD BE TO A MASSACHUSETTS STATE DISTRICT
COURT OR TO THE BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURT