Aug 4, 2011

15,000 Verizon Workers Jam NY City Streets for A Fair Contract

More than 15,000 Verizon workers and allies turned downtown New York City streets into a sea of red shirts last Saturday to fight the company's effort to gut decades of bargained for gains in pensions, health care, sick leave, pay and more.

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Aug 4, 2011

CWA Activist Call Focuses on August Accountability Actions, Medicare

On August 4, thousands of CWA activists joined another "virtual union meeting" and talked about actions planned in the home districts of members of Congress in August and September.

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Jul 28, 2011

CWA Members Get Ready for Final Week of Verizon Bargaining

CWA members throughout Verizon East territory will get on the bus this Saturday for the mega-mobilization rally in New York City just outside Verizon headquarters.

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Jun 30, 2011

Verizon Proposals Would Gut Union Contracts

Your Union Bargaining teams collectively have decades of bargaining experience. In all of our experience we have never seen such an aggressive agenda as the package of proposals the Company brought to the table today. Verizon has made it clear they want to take away almost every protection we have as Union workers.

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Jun 30, 2011

Mobilization is Our Power

As the CWA and IBEW bargaining teams held their first negotiations on June 22nd, practice picket lines went up across Verizon East. Thousands of members walked before work and at lunchtime to let management know that we are ready and we are one!

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Jun 30, 2011

Thousands Participate in “It’s All About Good Jobs” Workshops

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Jun 30, 2011

If We Want a Good Contract We Need to Get Involved on the Front Line

Our bargaining teams will fight for good jobs and a fair contract. But contract negotiations are never won solely at the negotiating table.

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Jun 30, 2011

Solidarity Forces Kaleida’s Hand; Tentative Deal on Eve of Strike Vote

Proving that solidarity is the key to victory, 4,400 determined CWA members at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, N.Y., learned early Tuesday that instead of taking a scheduled strike vote, they'll soon be casting ballots for a new two-year contract.

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Jun 30, 2011

Local 3010 Telecom Installers Ratify Strong Contracts in Puerto Rico

CWA Local 3010 members at two subcontractors for the Puerto Rico Telephone Company have ratified strong three-year contracts that include improved grievance and arbitration procedures, new bonuses and more leave time.

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Jun 29, 2011

Verizon Makes Outrageous Proposal to Eliminate Current Health Care Plans

Verizon wants to end the major health benefit plans that CWA has negotiated over decades.

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Jun 24, 2011

Members Rally From W. Va. To N.H. as Verizon East Bargaining Begins

Negotiations got underway Wednesday with Verizon Communications covering about 35,000 CWA members from Virginia to New England, and another 10,000 members of the IBEW.

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Jun 23, 2011

Stories from the Picket Lines

Thousands of CWA and IBEW members hit the streets for practice picketing yesterday throughout the Verizon East footprint. Check out our photo album and click on Read More for reports from different locations. Send your own stories, photos, and links to online photo albums to your Local or District office.

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Jun 22, 2011

CWA Members Rally June 22 as Bargaining with Verizon East Gets Underway

Get Mobilized! Verizon East Bargaining Begins Today

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Jun 22, 2011

Bargaining Opens: We’re Fighting for Good Union Jobs

Each of us must commit to fight every day until we have a fair contract. Wear red, educate your co-workers, and mobilize, mobilize, mobilize!

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Jun 9, 2011

CWA’s Verizon Bargainers Focus on Health Care as Talks Near

CWA members of the Verizon bargaining committee from New York-New England (District 1) and the mid-Atlantic (Districts 2 and 13) met Friday for a daylong discussion on health care, gearing up for tough bargaining that will get underway at the end of June.

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Jun 2, 2011

Every Verizon Job a Union Job

Billions in Verizon profits. Millions for Verizon top executive. Thousands of Verizon jobs outsourced. What's wrong with this picture?

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Jun 2, 2011

Verizon: Stop Outsourcing Our Jobs!

Our message to Verizon is simple: No more contracting out or offshoring. Keep good jobs in our community!

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May 19, 2011

Stop Verizon’s Attack on Union Jobs!

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May 5, 2011

You Paid Federal Income Taxes. Why Didnít Verizon?

Verizon reported $24.2 billion in pre-tax income for 2009 and 2010, yet paid $0 in federal income tax.

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