March 24, 2020

CWA, Verizon Agree on Critical Leave and Pay Policies to Protect Workers Safety in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

While companies are grappling with how to deal with COVID-19’s enormous impact on their businesses, and the government struggles to implement appropriate policies to protect the workforce, Verizon and the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 27,000 of the company’s 135,00 workers, worked swiftly earlier this week to agree on critical leave and sick pay policies that will be extended to the company’s entire workforce.

August 10, 2018

Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits

July 19, 2018

Workers See Continued Gains In New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Today, Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019.

July 19, 2018

CWA, Verizon Agree to Four-Year Contract Extension

Two years after historic strike, workers see continued gains in new four-year deal with Verizon

March 9, 2018

CWA Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case

In a big victory, CWA reached a settlement with Verizon requiring the company to repair 54 central offices across the state, replace bad cable and defective equipment, and more. 

June 17, 2016

CWA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Verizon Contracts

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.

June 1, 2016

Listen to the Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor discusses the successful strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless and reviews the CWA District 1 Verizon and Verizon Wireless New York/New England Tentative Agreement.

May 31, 2016

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Retail

Read the summary of the tentative agreement for Verizon Wireless Retail.

May 31, 2016

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Technicians

Read the summary of Tentative Agreement for Verizon Wireless Technicians

May 30, 2016

Final NE/NY Verizon Bargaining Report

The unity and determination of our members for 6 ½ weeks on the street—in the great tradition of 1971 and 1989—proved that management was wrong. Our members stood up and fought back, and turned back virtually every concession that remained on the table when we went on strike on April 13th.

May 27, 2016


U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon.

May 27, 2016

Victory for Verizon and Verizon Wireless Workers!

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company. After 45 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have achieved our major goals of improving working families’ standard of living, creating good union jobs in our communities and achieving a first contract for wireless retail store workers.

May 17, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

May 15, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

Read US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez's statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

May 13, 2016

CWAers Confronted by Armed Verizon Security and Swat Team in the Philippines

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 54

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

Verizon Shareholders to Vote for Change of Course as Investor and Customer Concerns Grow

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 53

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 52

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

VERIZON STRIKE: Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike

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

New York Unemployment Insurance Information

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 51

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met today at the Rye town Hilton.