Tentative Settlement Is Testament to the Power of Collective Bargaining
Our brothers and sisters at Verizon are set to return to work on Wednesday after a six-week strike over jobs and wages that was resolved with a commitment for 1,300 new U.S. call center jobs and pay raises totaling 10.9 percent over four years.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is very proud of the strength shown by the strikers and the solidarity demonstrated by our brothers and sisters in the labor movement. Every sector pitched in to show their support in ways large and small – by joining a picket line, donating to the IBEW and CWA strike funds, adopting a store, paying their phone bill by mail rather than online and bringing coffee and donuts to our brothers and sisters on the line.Read more
Verizon’s greed has forced 40,000 of our CWA and IBEW brothers and sisters out on a strike that is entering its sixth week. The company’s refusal to settle a fair agreement is inexcusable and undermines the dedicated workforce that makes the company’s profits possible in the first place.
More than 40,000 Verizon workers have been on strike for four weeks and our efforts are taking a toll on Verizon. The incredible news coverage and public support pouring in would not have been possible without your support, and we cannot let up now.
There are three things you can do to take our efforts to the next level. Please encourage your friends and family to do the same:Read more
As you all know, our CWA and IBEW brothers and sisters have been on strike at Verizon since April 13th. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has been in the thick of this fight and we would like to ask all affiliates to join a Verizon picket near you to strengthen the collective voice of workers battling corporate greed.
May 5th has been declared a national day of action, and we ask all affiliates to join existing pickets, which you can find HERE, or host your own picket by “adopting a store”.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our brothers and sisters at CWA and IBEW for however long it takes to secure a fair contract at Verizon. Please watch and share the video below from last week’s invigorating rally in Jersey City to keep our momentum going and fight back against corporate greed.
NJ AFL-CIO Joins IBEW, CWA to Demand Economic Justice
Hundreds of IBEW and CWA brothers and sisters filled Exchange Place in Jersey City for a rally against greedy Verizon, the super-profitable telecom giant that continues to disrespect its workers by refusing to offer them a fair contract.
Hold the Line by Adopting a Verizon Store
Verizon picked a fight with its workers, but didn’t have the slightest clue what they were in for. Hundreds of our brothers and sisters across the labor movement stood in solidarity at the Statehouse yesterday to expose the company’s shameful greed. Thousands more are picketing Verizon stores every day to send a message that union busting will never be tolerated.Read more
NJ AFL-CIO Joins Picket Line, Leads Statehouse Rally
With their strike against Verizon in its 13th day, our brothers and sisters at CWA and IBEW got a big boost of support during a noontime rally in front of the New Jersey Statehouse.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, its affiliated unions and community partners stood shoulder to shoulder with the striking workers to demand a fair contract from this greedy and profitable telecom company.Read more
Our CWA and IBEW brothers and sisters who are striking against corporate greed at Verizon are counting on our support in their ongoing fight to earn a sustainable living.
By standing up to preserve their rights on the job, these brave middle-class workers are standing up for the rights of all of us. Here are some things we can do to help:Read more