Twenty U.S. Senators are standing with working families and against Verizon’s greed, urging the company to negotiate a fair contract covering 29,000 CWA and IBEW members in Verizon East.
The letter, sent to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, stresses that, “it’s in the best interests of our constituents that Verizon and its unions reach a fair agreement that supports good jobs and ensures that Verizon can move forward in investing in state-of-the-art broadband buildout for our communities.”
The senators also declare that, “the wireless retail workers and technicians who have been at the heart of Verizon’s success…that has driven the company’s impressive profitability of $39 billion over the last three years” deserve the opportunity for improved wages and benefits.
CWA Vice Presidents Dennis Trainor, District 1, and Ed Mooney, District 2-13, thanked the Senators for standing with Verizon’s working families and reiterated that, “a company as profitable as Verizon, that is making billions off our hard work, does not need our concessions. We will do whatever it takes to protect our jobs, our retirement security, our families, and our dignity on the job.”