Regional Bargaining Report # 65
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee met with the Company in Philadelphia this
afternoon. The Company passed a comprehensive proposal, calling it the last best and
final proposal, which still fails to address many of our members’ concerns. We have been
on strike for 16 days while the Company has been producing videos in an attempt to
convince members that it has presented a deal we shouldn’t refuse.
Do not be fooled by videos that do not tell the whole story. Our strike remains in
full force and effect. Your bargaining team will remain in Philadelphia reviewing the
Company’s latest proposal and will be responding appropriately. While the Company has
described its proposal as the last, best and final offer it is nothing more than a work in
progress. Both sides are still obligated to continue negotiations so members should see
this as just another scare tactic by the Company and not the end of the bargaining process.
Customer opinion of Verizon has hit a three-year low as Verizon executives refuse to
settle a contract that would put our skilled technicians and experienced customer service
workers back on the job. Our customers are already tired of the wait times, unsafe work
practices and poor service being provided by untrained management replacement workers.
Keep your picket lines strong! Verizon is feeling the heat. Keep standing up and
fighting back – they started this fight and we will finish it!