Covid-19 Pandemic Response

The IBEW & CWA have been working hard with Verizon to reach agreements to protect our members, while at the same time maintaining our network. We have made the following agreements:

Work from Home:

Members who work an inside desk job, who have the required broadband service at their residence, who requests to work at home, have been allowed to do so.  At this time, more than 90% of eligible employees have chosen to work from home. If you have any issues, please call the Union office.

Leave of Absence: 

Members may be eligible for a LOA related to Covid-19 for up to 26 weeks. There are 4 scenarios for this leave:



How to Apply for a Covid-19 LOA


To apply for a Leave of Absence from a company computer, tablet or phone,
access the Covid-19 Resource Page on the VZ E-Web.


To apply for a Leave of Absence from a personal computer, tablet or phone,
access the VZ E-Web and click on Covid-19 Resource Page.


If you are unable to access the VZ E-Web click the link below

Please CLICK HERE for procedures to apply for a Covid-19 LOA

Please CLICK HERE for a Covid-19 LOA form


Home Garaging:

Eligible employees may be allowed to bring their work vehicles home.




We will continue to keep you updated as things change.  Please call the Union office with any questions or problems. 617-929-6000.  HANG TOUGH!