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.
Your support enabled these workers to last one day longer in their fight against corporate greed!
Because of your support and encouragement, the strikers achieved their major goals of improving working families’ standard of living, creating good union jobs in our communities and achieving a first contract for wireless retail store workers.
The positive resolution of this strike is a testament to the power of collective bargaining and a testament to the power of the labor movement. When we stand together, we win together!
Thank you for everything you do.