May 17, 2016
May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.
May 13, 2016
Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far beyond what has previously been reported and what the company publicly has claimed. Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation.
May 7, 2016
Following our meeting with Verizon on Monday, the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company in off record discussions over call sharing, The union committee continued to meet throughout the week to discuss our next steps.
May 3, 2016
Days before Verizon’s annual shareholder meeting, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that Verizon workers, who also hold an estimated $1.3 billion in the company’s stock, will vote for a series of shareholder proposals to improve the company’s corporate governance. Verizon workers, who have been on strike since April 13, are saying the company’s short-sighted decision-making is hurting Verizon’s shareholders, customers and long-term viability.
May 2, 2016
Your Bargaining Team met with the company in Rye this afternoon for approximately 2 1/2 hours. We made some compromise proposals in a number of areas, designed to kick-start the bargaining process. One of these proposals included a plan that would give the company greater flexibility in routing customer service calls, while at the same time limiting the amount of contracting out of that work overall.
April 28, 2016
Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.”
April 26, 2016
There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike. Here are some facts that will help answer those questions.
April 21, 2016
CWA is working with the New York State Department of Labor to make it easier for Verizon members to file for unemployment benefits.
April 19, 2016
The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met today at the Rye town Hilton.
April 15, 2016
AT&T members at CWA Local 1298 in Hamden, CT have been working without a contract since Saturday night.
April 14, 2016
Yesterday, nearly 40,000 brave working people from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike to protect good jobs and ensure quality service. It is the largest national strike in recent years.
April 11, 2016
After trying for ten months to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia will go on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 if a fair agreement is not reached by then. The Verizon strike will be by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years.
April 7, 2016
Yesterday the Company gave us a proposal that contained no movement from their previous proposal to address our critical needs. There was no movement in wages, it continues to freeze pensions at 30 years and still allows them to increase contracting and off-shoring of our work.
April 5, 2016
Verizon workers held mass rallies to demand a FAIR CONTRACT NOW while Verizon Wireless workers in Everett, MA and Brooklyn, NY mobilize for a fair first contract.
April 1, 2016
The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees spent many hours at the Rye Town Hilton this week working on ideas that we believe address the Company’s most important concerns in reaching a new contract.