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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April 28, 2016 — Press Release

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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.

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