Cablevision asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to suspend complaints filed by the National Labor Relations Board--a move that could allow some of its field technicians and dispatchers to proceed with a vote to exit the Communications Workers of America.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have ratified a four-year contract covering about 3,000 employees in the telco's East region. CWA District 1, which represents wireline workers in Connecticut, is the last AT&T wireline unit to ratify an agreement out of the seven that had contracts that expired in 2012 and early 2013.
Cablevision CFO Gregg Seibert was forced to halt a presentation for investors at a conference in New York Thursday afternoon when union protesters from the Communications Workers of America began shouting from the audience.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America District 1 have established a tentative four-year union agreement covering about 3,000 wireline employees in Connecticut.
Verizon will offer only wireless-based services in remote areas such as Fire Island, N.Y., and parts of New Jersey, plans that are drawing fire from the CWA and IBEW unions as well as local residents. The move is part of the carrier's plan to do away with its copper network in areas of the Northeast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
AT&T and the IBEW System Council T-3 have ratified a four-year contract covering almost 6,500 wireline employees in Illinois, northwestern Indiana and other local union branches throughout the United States.
AT&T's Western division has ratified a four-year agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 9 covering more than 17,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said this week it will issue a federal complaint against Cablevision for allegedly using illegal intimidation, harassment and bribery in efforts to stop Bronx-based employees of the cable TV operator for pursuing unionization activities.
Negotiations between the large U.S.-based telcos and their wireline unions--the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)--continue to be a major storyline in the telecom industry. Check out our special report.
As the major telcos migrate toward IP-based services and their legacy wireline voice service revenues decline, it has cut into revenues that would be used to pay for union health and retirement benefits--leading to sometimes-acrimonious negotiations between the two sides. Where do carriers and wireline unions stand in the latest contract negotiations? (Image source: CWA)