After the current contract ran its course on Saturday, 28,000 AT&T Southeast union employees could go on strike if a new agreement isn't reached.
AT&T Southeast workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have voted to authorize a strike days before the current contract expires on midnight on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Verizon continues its negotiations with two key unions, and has so far avoided a work stoppage, even though its current collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday.
Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.
Frontier has reached another labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6, covering workers in Texas and Missouri, clearing another key issue as it proceeds with its acquisition of Verizon'swireline assets in Texas, California and Florida.
Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.
Verizon is preparing for a possible work stoppage in its wireline division after members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current talks remain stalled.
Verizon is bracing for a possible strike in its wireline division as 86 percent of the union members represented by the Communications Workers of America voted to authorize a strike, should current negotiations for a new contract remain stalled.
Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union said they will reveal the results of the strike authorization votes taken over the last two weeks during a rally to be held on Saturday.
Verizon and the Communications Workers of America union continue to be at odds over how to structure pension benefits for a new labor contract. The current contract expires on Aug. 1.