When 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike, working families showed incredible solidarity. Now, these workers—represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW)—will return to work tonight.
Thanks to the support of working families, the real collective bargaining process can begin for Verizon workers. And as bargaining continues, both parties have agreed to extend the existing collective bargaining agreement.
Work will resume tonight because there is an agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. Major issues remain to be discussed but, overall, the process is more focused—and the issues more narrowed.
CWA and IBEW members appreciate the support they’ve received from all of us. Now that the focus shifts to bargaining fairly and moving forward, let’s make sure Verizon workers still know we have their backs.