45,000 Verizon Communications workers, along with a handful of Verizon Wireless workers are going to return to work Monday after nearly two weeks on strike. Although Verizon Communications hasn’t come to terms on a new contract with these employees who are represented by the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions,
CNet and FiereceTelecom are reporting today that Verizon Communications is about to pull the plug on striking workers’ health insurance if they don’t return to work by the end of August. Health insurance is one of the key issues in the CWA member union wireline workers currently striking and demonstrating in front of Verizon Wireless
When 45,000 of Verizon Communications unionized workers took to the picket line this morning, a small portion of their brethren at Verizon Wireless joined them. According to the Wall Street Journal .2% of Verizon Communications’ striking workforce, who are members of the Communications Workers of America Union, actually work for Verizon Wireless. The rest of
45,000 Workers strike in effort to avoid paying extra for healthcare, be stripped of pensions, sick days cut down to only 5 a year. Also Verizon is planning on taking Veterans Day and MLK Jr Day off the paid holiday calendar.