Labor Scores at Verizon
Against The Current vol. 89

Douglas, Rachel
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1570

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12948

On August 6 87,000 members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) struck Verizon Communications in twelve states from Maine to Virginia, and the District of Columbia. At the heart of the strike was the unions' attempt to maintain wall to wall unionization in an industry which is rapidly changing, to strengthen job security for workers in the wake of a national merger, and to fight the spread of lean production. The three-year contract we won represents a major victory on all of these issues.

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