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Verizon walkout looms if mediation fails; mediator says 'significant key issues' remain

A walkout by Verizon's 45,000 CWA and IBEW workers this week is a distinct possibility, according to statements by union officials and mediators, because negotiations for a new contract since last year's strike have gone nowhere.

AT&T, CWA hammer out tentative wireline labor agreements

AT&T has reached "tentative" agreements with the Communications Workers of America covering wireline workers in both the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Communications and Technologies unit).

Verizon rejects unions' request for federal mediation in protracted labor talks

Verizon rejected a call Thursday by two unions--The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)--to move their longstanding and often rancorous contract negotiations to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

AT&T, IBEW agree on 1-year contract extension, CWA negotiations ongoing

AT&T has solved at least a portion of its ongoing labor negotiations problem by agreeing to a one-year labor contract extension for about 7,000 workers. The one-year extension—until June 22, 2013—covers the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and changed nothing in the current contract, AT&T said in a story reported by Reuters.

Bronx Cablevision technicians reject proposal to join CWA

Five months after Cablevision employees in Brooklyn, N.Y., voted to join the Communication Workers of America, field technicians in the Bronx rejected a proposal to join the union.

CWA wants Verizon's board to help settle contract issues

The CWA and IBEW held a rally asking Verizon's board of directors to influence the telco to provide a fair labor contract for its wireline workers.

CWA union workers go to the FCC to protest Verizon's cable deal

A group of Verizon employees represented by the Communications Workers of America will gather in front of the Federal Communications Commission building today to protest Verizon Wireless' proposed co-marketing and services deal with cable operators.

CWA to protest Verizon-cable deals

The Communications Workers of America said that it expects hundreds of Verizon employees to join a rally it is organizing on Wednesday to protest spectrum and marketing deals that Verizon Wireless has struck with several cable opera

AT&T wireline union workers protest in California, Nevada

AT&T's ongoing negotiations with their wireline union workforce took a turn late last week when thousands of employees in their California and Nevada regions walked off the job in a one-day protest.

Verizon to reduce its wireline workforce by 1,700

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is looking to shed about 1,700 field technicians and customer service and call-center workers to cut costs in its traditional voice business, a segment where revenues continue to...