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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 »

DirecTV call center workers join CWA

The experience of these DirecTV employees demonstrates what happens -- even in the Deep South -- when employers allow workers to make a free choice about union representation. Read More »

Fiber fight in Louisville: it’s about safety, fairness as much as competition

The legal battle between AT&T and the city of Louisville is gaining national attention, but important facts of the case are often lost in speculation over corporate giants’ maneuvering. A hard look at those facts reveals an attempt by the city to unfairly undermine companies’ property rights, hard-negotiated contracts, regulatory authority, and public safety. Read More »

Thousands of Verizon Workers Rally for Fair Contract

The rallies come after Verizon, which makes $1 billion in profits every month, has refused to bargain constructively with its 39,000 employees over the terms of its contract, continuing to insist on the ability to outsource more jobs, increase health care costs by thousands of dollars a person and slash retirement security. Verizon also refuses to build the FiOS network throughout New York while abandoning proper maintenance on the traditional telephone network. Read More »

Google Express workers seek union

More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations for better wages, safer working conditions, and fairer employment agreements. Read More »

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