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AT&T workers back on the job as strike ends

More than 20,000 AT&T wireline workers in nine Southeastern states are back to work, after a four-day strike that began last weekend. The The Communications Workers of America union said that the strike ended yesterday at 1 p.m., and that CWA and AT&T have reached...

More than 20,000 AT&T workers on strike in the Southeast

More than 20,000 AT&T wireline employees in nine southeastern states have gone on strike, protesting what they say are unfair labor practices. According to the Communications Workers of America union, those include sending representatives to union negotiations who are not authorized to make decisions....

Union sues AT&T over alleged “massive layoffs”

"AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been one of the strongest supporters of the recently-passed tax plan, promising to use the massive corporate tax cuts for investments that would create thousands of middle class jobs," a statement from the Communications Workers of America says. "By...

CWA union members ratify AT&T Mobility labor contract

New labor deal centered on health care benefits for approximately 42,000 CWA union workers at AT&T Mobility The Communications Workers of America said its members ratified a pending contract with AT&T Mobility that provides health care and other benefits to approximately 42,000 workers. CWA said the agreement includes...

CWA claims tentative approval on new AT&T Mobility labor contract

Labor union CWA said the tentative agreement, focused on health care and other benefits, covers 42,000 AT&T Mobility workers Three weeks after negotiations stalled on a new contract, the Communications Workers of America said it reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering approximately 42,000...

Verizon workers threaten April 13 strike

If a strike happens, Verizon says its ready Some 39,000 unionized Verizon workers are threatening to strike beginning April 13 pending a negotiated employment contract materializing between now and then despite 10 months of negotiations getting us to this point. Repped by the Communication Workers of...

Verizon makes offer to end 4-month union dispute

Verizon offers union workers a 2.5% raise in first year of proposed 3-year contract WASHINGTON – Since Aug. 1, 38,000 Verizon Communications union employees affiliated with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been working without a contract. That...

Update: AT&T reaches tentative deal with union workers

After working without a contract in place since Aug. 8, Communications Workers of America union employees reached a tentative agreement with AT&T related to wireline operations in the Southeast. Announced Oct. 20, the pending contract also covers contracts for union members working for AT&T Billing...

CWA: Buy Verizon CEO new yacht; Verizon: That’s ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON – The Communication Workers of America are putting the screws to Verizon Communications in public comments as labor negotiations for some 39,000 employees drag on. CWA and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union members have been working without a contract since Aug. 1. Having already...

NYC vs. Verizon: Where’s the fiber?

The fiber started going in back in 2008 but many areas of the city are still not hooked up Tension has been brewing between New York City residents and political leaders who feel Verizon Communications hasn’t held up its promise to blanket the city with...

Verizon labor dispute drags on, no end in sight

Union says Verizon’s ‘greed knows no bounds’ WASHINGTON – Some 38,000 Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union employees have been working for Verizon Communications without a contract since Aug. 1; despite continued talks between the union and the company, there...

AT&T worker contract expires, strike authorized

Bargaining for AT&T Southeast employees continues following Aug. 8 contract expiration Some 28,000 AT&T Southeast union employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America, have joined nearly 40,000 of their counterparts from Verizon in working without a collectively bargained employment agreement. The AT&T Southeast worker contract...

Lawmakers call out T-Mobile US on labor relations

Group of 20 members of the US House of Representatives ask parent Deutsche Telekom for answers Following up on grievances aired by T-Mobile US union labor, a group of 20 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the CEO of parent company Deutsche...

Verizon contract expires but union doesn’t strike

Employees will continue to work as negotiations continue after Aug. 1 contract expiration Despite the lingering threat of a work stoppage, some 38,000 unionized Verizon Communications employees did not move forward with a strike following the midnight, Aug. 1, expiration of their contract. Verizon and representatives...

Verizon strike inches closer

CWA claims 86% of workers approve Verizon strike The Communications Workers of America over the weekend reported 86% of Verizon Communication employees represented by the labor group voted to authorize a strike should the two parties fail to come to a labor agreement. The current agreement,...

T-Mobile US workforce policies applauded by CWA

CWA commends T-Mobile US dealings at call centers The Communications Workers of America is claiming victory over T-Mobile US in a recent policy change that CWA said resulted in the carrier announcing “several improvements” in how it deals with call center workers. The workers union said...

AT&T union employees press brass for contract

Reps attend annual meeting for execs and shareholders As some 17,500 unionized employees continue into the second week of work under an expired contract, union reps pressed AT&T higher-ups to finalize bargaining during the carrier’s annual meeting last week in Spokane, Wash. The workers in questions...

T-Mobile US found to ‘chill’ employee rights

NLRB ruling does not find direct T-Mobile US infringement, but carrier dinged for broad interpretation T-Mobile US had its labor practices dinged by the National Labor Relations Board, which found that wording in an employee handbook might prevent workers from organizing or discussing work-related problems. The...

CWA throws support behind AT&T/DirecTV deal

AT&T’s pending $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV received a boost from the Communications Workers of America, which filed comments in support of the proposed deal. CWA, which claims to represent 110,000 AT&T employees across its wireline, wireless and broadband operations, said that in addition to...

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