NLRB Authorizes Complaint Against Verizon Over Striking Workers

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Details of the original complaints against Verizon

Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board has authorized the issuance of complaints in 58 of 63 cases where the Communications Workers of America filed against Verizon for its actions against workers following the 2011 strike. Now Region 2 will seek to negotiate with Verizon to solve the complaints. If that fails, legal action could follow.

“This is tremendous news for workers who have faced harsh discipline, even firing, from Verizon, that was completely unwarranted,” said Ron Collins, CWA chief of staff.

“This fight has been about economic justice from the beginning. Some 45,000 CWA and IBEW members spent two weeks on the picketline to force this $100 billion company to bargain fairly, not continue to demand givebacks of $1 billion a year.

“Progressive allies and the 99 percent spring coalition are standing with us as workers continue to fight against Verigreedy Verizon and corporate greed across our country. We won’t stop now,” he said.


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