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Association of BellTel Retirees Inc.
February 15, 2011

As everyone else who worked for Ma Bell knows, we didn't work for the pay. It was very low. We worked for our benefits which was "money in the bank." Now Verizon would like to change their obligation of paying the money that they owe us in health benefits and pensions. VZ and other corporations are trying to re-frame their debt to the retirees as an "entitlement." This is a fight where retirees must stick together and also call on friends and family to take part. Our Mission. "The Association of BellTel Retirees Inc. is dedicated to promote the protection and enhancement of the pensions and benefits for all retirees and beneficiaries of the companies and subsidiaries that make up the Verizon and Idearc/Supermedia Corporations."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

organizing Verizon retirees and starting a PAC that will benefit all retirees with defined pensions and deferred benefits. Opening a dialog with the Officers of Verizon.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more members and pass legislation that would protect the earned benefits of workers.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

attending a Verizon Shareholder meeting

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

legislation to protect earned benefits

What is its top priority in the long run?

protect and enhance the pension and benefits of Verizon and Idearc/Supermedia Retirees

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I volunteer work on the board of directors for the Association of BellTel Retirees.

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