Verizon Strikers return to Work

Posted on August 20th, 2011 | by A Worker |

Workers from IBEW and CWA will return to work on Tuesday August 23.  No contract agreement has been reached but the union workers were able to put enough pressure on the corporate flunkies on Verizon’s side of the negotiating table to make these  pinheads blink and start talking seriously.

Up until now the company obstructionists have been playing paddy cake at the table.  A total victory for the strikers might be a long way off, but the company clearly was forced to submit by the power of unity.  Who says the working class is done.  We’re on the rise. Bosses beware!!!!

Below is a statement from the union’s leadership.

CWA, IBEW Reach Agreement on Bargaining with Verizon;
Members to Return to Work Tuesday, August 23

Following is a statement by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:

For release 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Members of CWA and IBEW at Verizon Communications will return to work on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at which time the contract will be back in force for an indefinite period.

We have reached agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. The major issues remain to be discussed, but overall, issues now are focused and narrowed.

We appreciate the unity of our members and the support of so many in the greater community. Now we will focus on bargaining fairly and moving forward.

CWA and IBEW represent 45,000 workers at Verizon covered by this contract from Virginia to New England.

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