CWA represents over 30,000 workers at Verizon Communications.


April 13, 2016 — After trying for ten months to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers (represented by CWA and IBEW) from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike at 6 a.m. Visit for more information.

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Statement by the Communications Workers of America on Negotiations with Verizon

April 28, 2016 — Press Release

Verizon workers remain on strike and are standing strong on the picket lines. At negotiating sessions in Westchester and Philadelphia today, executives refused to back off of callous proposals that would hurt working families and destroy middle class jobs, including shipping jobs overseas and outsourcing work. The company also failed to budge on the issues facing Verizon Wireless workers.

On Strike at Verizon

Bargaining Update

April 28, 2016 — News

VERIZON--three weeks into the strike at Verizon, CWA and IBEW members are standing firm... AT&T WEST--some great mobilization is underway at AT&T West, while negotiations continue...

April 27, 2016 — Press Release

Safety Violations Run Rampant as Verizon Fails to Maintain Network

As the Verizon strike enters its third week, more and more incidents of replacement workers endangering themselves and the public are coming to light. Basic safety practices aren't being followed as unqualified managers and contractors hang cables, place poles and operate heavy equipment.

April 21, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

VERIZON--the strike by 39,000 CWA and IBEW members at Verizon entered week two; AT&T EAST--About 200 AT&T members at CWA Local 1298 in Hamden, CT, have been working without a contract since April 9; AT&T WEST--CWA members in California and Nevada, working without a contract, are stepping up mobilization...

April 15, 2016 — Press Release

Verizon Bargaining Update

Verizon workers and customers are extremely frustrated that company executives are not more serious about bargaining. Today, CWA and IBEW met with Verizon to discuss the contract covering workers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, but after 30 minutes and more demands to devastate workers' jobs, company executives left for the weekend.