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April 13, 2016

Elected and Community Leaders to Join Verizon Strikers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Newark

Strike Rallies To Highlight Verizon's Failure To Fully Invest In Fios Network And Push To Offshore Call-Center Jobs -- Despite $39 Billion Profit In Last 3 Years

April 12, 2016

Verizon Workers to Strike to Save Good Jobs and Ensure Quality Service for Customers

After ten months trying to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia will be walking off the job at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The Verizon strike will be by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years.

April 12, 2016

Verizon Strike Update

With Verizon executives refusing to give up demands on offshoring jobs and other devastating cuts, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are preparing to go on strike on Wednesday at 6:00 am.

April 11, 2016

Press Release: Verizon Workers Announce Strike Deadline of Wednesday, April 13th

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #50

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 Mobilization Update

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

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #49

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.

March 21, 2016

United States Senators Urge Verizon to Settle a Fair Contract

US Senators urge Verizon to support good jobs and negotiate a fair contract with the employees who make the company's success possible.

March 16, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 48

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company last week at the Rye Town Hilton to exchange proposals on Call Sharing. This week there was a high level meeting where both sides agreed to continue bargaining to see if both parties can address each others critical issues.

March 11, 2016

Verizon Workers Blast Company's Greed in New TV Ad

Frustrated with the unproductive pace of negotiations towards a new contract for 39,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia, CWA has launched a regional TV and digital ad buy calling the nation's 16th largest company "the poster child for corporate greed."

March 5, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 47

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company Thursday at the Rye Town Hilton to receive another proposal from Verizon.

February 5, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 46

As you know from prior bargaining reports the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees made a proposal which addressed needs of both the Company and the Union. One of the critical issues for the Company is the cost of healthcare. The Union addressed this in our proposal which would save the Company over $200 million during the term of the contract.

January 25, 2016

Sen. Schumer Urges Verizon to Re-Hire Unjustly Fired Verizon Wireless Worker

At a rally on January 22 U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer joined CWA members in Brooklyn, NY to demand Verizon Wireless re-hire illegally fired union activist Bianca Cunningham and settle fair contracts.

January 21, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #45

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. In our last bargaining report we informed you that after high level discussions between the Union and the Company during the last few weeks the Union bargaining committee gave the Company a proposal which addressed both parties? needs. This week the Company rejected the Unions proposal and gave another unacceptable proposal to the Union.

January 16, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 44

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. After high level discussions between the Union and the Company during the last few weeks the Union bargaining committee worked all week to develop a proposal that addressed both parties' needs which we presented to the Company late Friday afternoon.

December 4, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #43

Right before Thanksgiving we ended our bargaining session with Verizon by asking the Company to think hard about the Union?s proposals. We told them if they truly want to reach an agreement with us they must address the Union?s proposals regarding all of our important issues and begin withdrawing their retrogressive proposals off of the table.

November 30, 2015

Black Friday Actions Against Verizon's Greed

CWAers up and down the East Coast took action on Black Friday to send Verizon a clear message: We won't stop fighting until we have fair contracts at Verizon and Verizon Wireless.

November 24, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 42

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester. The committee spent most of Monday reviewing data and proposals. Later in the day there were off record discussions on Call Sharing.

November 20, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #41

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.

November 18, 2015

Feds Slap Verizon With Labor Complaint

The Federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has authorized the issuance of a federal complaint against Verizon for violating federal labor laws when it fired Bianca Cunningham in an attempt to silence and terrify Brooklyn Verizon Wireless workers.

November 6, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 40

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.

October 31, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 39

On Wednesday and Thursday CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.

October 26, 2015

Bernie Stands With Verizon Workers

Senator Bernie Sanders joined CWAers in front of a Times Square Verizon Wireless store to rally against corporate greed at Verizon and Verizon Wireless.

October 23, 2015

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report #38

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.