Verizon Workers On Strike For Nearly Two Weeks To Return To Work Without Deal

Verizon-Workers-Protest-Pay-Cuts-On-South-Clifton-Avenue-picThe Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers who have been on strike for nearly two weeks, will be returning to work this week. The workers issued a statement today saying they have agreed to come back to work while they continue to negotiate Verizon.

About 7,000 Verizon workers in NJ alone went on strike on Aug. 7 as a result of a tough position Verizon took in its attempt to extract concessions from its workers, attempting to change the contract terms to allow it to more easily fire workers, halt pensions, require union workers to contribute to health-plan premiums.

Workers in Lakewood protested in front of the James Street and South Clifton offices several times throughout the strik. TLS.

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  1. Smart move on their part , as someone who was in that position in the past before I retired I can tell you being on strike and having no paycheck come in is no fun. takes months to get back on sound financial ground if you are out for many weeks . Contracts are always a give and take compromise between the company and the workers.In todays world they have a much less barganing chip being landlines are going the way of the dinasoar

  2. Look. I have no rachmonis on these workers. The unions for too long have been bullying companies , towns etc. They are the ones that are largly responsible for the big mess we are in . they are the ones that have driven companies to closure or to leave to China. yes workers have rights, but yes so do corporations. and if a company wants you to pay a bit into your healthcare , that’s a fair request. Verizon workers , just feel lucky that you have a job.

  3. with all due respect to your oppinion #2 but you are way off base. The mess wwe are faced with was not created by union workers, The government is largely responsible for it by overspending tothat created the huge budget problem, over regulation , over taxing . Yes some union activity is above what should be accepatable means of standing up for the rights of workers, however there is blame on both sides of the fence . Companies that have left their opperations for outside of this country in no way shape or form has anything to do with unions standing up for their rights, it has to do with over regulation in this country What you are saying we should lower our standards to compete with markets outside this country PURE NONSENSE!!

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