Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday April 13, 2016

40,000 Unionized Verizon Workers Walk Off The Job

After contract negotiations stalled, nearly forty thousand Verizon employees walked off the job today. According to the article, the hardest hit will probably be service in Verizon's Fios Internet, telephone and TV businesses across several east coast states.

Nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers walked off the job on Wednesday in one of the largest U.S. strikes in recent years after contract talks hit an impasse. The strike was called by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that jointly represent employees in such jobs as customer services representatives and network technicians in Verizon's traditional wireline phone operations.