July 25, 2015
86% of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. The contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia.
July 17, 2015
CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York. Today we presented the Company with a proposal dealing with Neutrality. We also requested additional information regarding costs associated with our collective bargaining agreements.
July 16, 2015
CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Bargaining Committees met today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York. The Union spent most of the day reviewing data that the Company provided late last night. We continue to wait for more information that has been previously requested.
August 1, 2015
After considering all of our options, your leadership has decided not to go on strike at midnight tonight, even though we have not yet reached a contract agreement.
August 1, 2015
With collective bargaining agreements between Verizon and 39,000 members of CWA and IBEW expiring at midnight tonight, we have put a constructive, comprehensive new bargaining proposal across the table at negotiations in Rye, NY that would offer the company significant healthcare and retiree cost savings. The proposal was made last night and union bargainers are currently waiting for a response from Verizon.