The agreement, which extends the contracts through August 5, 2023, will deliver an 11.2% wage increase over the additional four years and covers over 34,000 Verizon workers, including call center workers, and central office and field technicians.
A local One-Touch, Make Ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky has been disastrous, with dangerous mistakes made by contractors. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
A nationwide OTMR policy would allow companies that want to add equipment to a utility pole to move existing equipment. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
The Company responded to several of the Union’s request for information regarding liability insurance for Installers who use their personal vehicles for company business as well as information regarding payroll processing.
Due to the many outstanding data requests and the ultimate goal of reaching a fair and equitable agreement, the Company and Union agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for another month.