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Verizon Strike

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Verizon And Unions Reach 'Tentative Agreement' To End Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Friday that telecom giant Verizon and two unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement that will end a...

Taking on Wall Street

Chris Shelton | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is playing a leading role in the fight to Take On Wall Street because our members, like millions of workin...

Can You Hear Me Now, Verizon?

Betsy Derr | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Betsy Derr

Verizon is making drastic changes to my life -- all in the name of saving a few dollars or for management efficiency. Now I have a question for Mr. Lowell McAdam: Is that money worth dismantling the lives of so many families?

The Verizon Strike Is About More Than Dollars And Cents

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2016 | Business

On Thursday morning, Eddie Blackburn, a Verizon technician in Rhode Island, logged on to Facebook to send his colleagues a message. They were schedule...

40,000 Striking Workers Causes Delays For Verizon Customers

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A one-day-old strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc employees is causing equipment installation delays for new Inter...

Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers On Picket Line

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) boosted the cause of striking Verizon workers on Wednesday, joining them on a picket line in New York...

40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

Roughly 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday morning after failing to ink a new contract with the company. The strike -- the largest of its...

Matt Sledge

Verizon Declares Post-Hurricane Irene Emergency In New York After All | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York

The union says it's because of public pressure. The phone giant says it's a "fairly standard" move done because the "timing was right." Whatever the r...

Keeping Labor in Labor Day

Brad Lander | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

Labor Day is a time to be with family and enjoy the end of summer (and maybe spend time stuck in traffic). But I will be doing one more thing on Labor Day this year -- thinking about workers and the state of unions in our country.

Verizon To Strikers: We Will Suspend Benefits At End Of Month

Bloomberg | Devin Banerjee | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) told 45,000 striking workers that it will suspend certain benefits at the end of the month if they haven’t returned...

Lila Shapiro

Workers Put Verizon On Hold: Portray Strike As Defense Of Middle Class Jobs | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Outside Verizon corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan, a group of more than 40 union employees gathered wearing red shirts and plac...