Regional Bargaining Report # 64 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 As reported yesterday, the Mid Atlantic Regional Bargaining committee will be meeting with the Company tomorrow afternoon. This is day 15 of the strike and will only be the third meeting with the Company since the strike was called. The other 2 meetings yielded no agreement. No one should be convinced that this meeting will either. We need to dispel any rumors circulating by management that we will be returning to work by Friday. Our strike will remain in full effect until we reach a fair settlement to this contract. Healthcare coverage for over 50,000 Mid-Atlantic members, spouses and their children will be canceled by Verizon beginning May 1st. CWA has pledged that no striking member or family member will go without medically necessary health care during the strike. CWA will pay for all necessary medical/hospital expenses incurred on May 1, 2016 or later. Members should be contacting their Local regarding issues of health care coverage. Now is not the time to let the pressure up on Verizon. Now is the time to be even more vigilant and resolved to preserve good middle class jobs and the American dream. WE LIVE HERE; WORK HERE, PLAY HERE AND WE ARE STAYING HERE!