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)
AT&T's Western division has reached a tentative deal with the Communications Workers of America District 9. The four-year agreement, which covers more than 17,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada, will be submitted to CWA members to be voted on in the next few days.
Wireline employees of AT&T West in California and Nevada represented by the Communications Workers of America are still working--despite being unable to hash out a new labor agreement with the telco last week--as union leaders debate whether or not to strike.
AT&T laid out the terms of a tentative agreement with 6,500 Illinois and northwestern Indiana workers represented by the IBEW System Council T-3 in wireline contract negotiations.
Cablevision confirmed that it has rehired 22 employees who were fired in January after they demanded a meeting with a manager to discuss the company's contract talks with their union, the Communications Workers of America.