PA regulators turn down Verizon's attempt to block copper plant investigation
This week the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) cleared the way for an investigation into the condition of Verizon’s copper plant. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Verizon will present evidence before an Administrative Law Judge, who has scheduled a prehearing conference for May 26. The CWA complaint is supported by other interested groups, including AARP and Pennsylvania Working Families.
The PA PUC recentlyannounced that it would hold hearings into the unsafe conditions at Verizon locations throughout the state, following a Communications Workers of America (CWA) petition thatdetailed hundreds of dangerous locations across 13 counties.
Read CWA’s petitions and view photos of Verizon’s deteriorated planthere.
PUC adds to pressures on Verizon (Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr. 21, 2016)
CWA petitions PA Public Utility Commission to investigate, fine Verizon for dangerous conditions (Speed Matters, Oct. 22, 2015)
PA Public Utility Commission announces hearings into Verizon’s systemic neglect (Speed Matters, Feb. 23, 2016)
CWA Petition to the PA PUC (CWA, Oct. 22, 2015)
CWA urges the FTC and the DOJ to take into account in merger review guidelines the role of collective bargaining in counterbalancing employer market power