Collective Bargaining

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.
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.

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.

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