Company agrees to add 1,300 new call center jobs on the East Coast; 10.9% raise over four years; First contract for wireless retail workers.
Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company.
Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation.
One of Verizon’s key demands in the current strike, is the ability to close several call centers based on the East Coast, which are staffed by union members who earn a living wage with decent benefits.
Responding to Verizon’s refusal to drop proposals that would hurt the families of nearly 40,000 striking workers, Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President, CWA District One and Ed Mooney, Vice President, CWA District 2-13, issued the following statement:
Verizon workers remain on strike and are standing strong on the picket lines.
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Part of agency’s effort to increase education of railroad crossing safety, reduce fatalities
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched a redesigned website — http://www.fra.dot.
To warn smart phone users of the dangers and illegality of taking “selfies” while on train tracks, the national nonprofit rail safety education group Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is releasing a new animated video public service announcement (VPSA).
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation.
As a result of the Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations’ 2012 Agreement with the National Railway Labor Conference, the employee cost-sharing contribution under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan remains frozen at $198 until June 30, 2016.