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Striking Verizon workers win big gains

After 44 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have won their major goals of improving working families’ standard of living, creating good union jobs, and achieving a first contract for wireless retail store workers. Read More »

Economic impact of Verizon strike continues, deepens

Verizon’s second quarter revenue will fall by $343 million, according to Wells Fargo estimates. The bank’s estimate comes after Verizon reported new FiOS installations plummeted during the workers’ strike. Read More »

CWA uncovers massive Verizon offshoring operation in Philippines

A CWA delegation exposed Verizon’s attempts to deceive the public on the extent of its offshoring exposed and sought a meeting with Verizon management in the Philippines. They were confronted by heavily armed Verizon security. Read More »

T-Mobile starts company union, violates US labor law – again

T-Mobile’s at it again. Workers have been trying for years to organize a their own union, but T-Mobile has blocked their efforts repeatedly by breaking labor laws. Now the company has come up with another illegal strategy. Read More »

Safety violations run rampant as Verizon fails to maintain network

As the Verizon strike enters its third week, basic safety practices aren’t being followed as unqualified managers and contractors hang cables, place poles and operate heavy equipment throughout the Verizon footprint. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Verizon strike gains strength, support from presidential candidates and elected officials

Verizon workers are striking for more than a fair contract; they’re fighting to protect middle class jobs. Read More »

CWA and IBEW set to go on strike at Verizon

Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years — and $1.8 billion a month in profits over the first three months of 2016 — but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate jobs. Read More »

Big win for DirecTV workers in California and Nevada

More than 2,000 DirecTV technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in California and Nevada now have a CWA voice. Read More »

20 Senators urge Verizon to settle fair contract with unions

“We urge you to act as a responsible corporate citizen, and negotiate a fair contract with the employees who make your company’s success possible,” the letter concludes. “We look forward to a prompt and fair resolution of these issues.” Read More »

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