Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have threatened to go on strike Wednesday if the two sides can't come to an agreement.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America could not reach an agreement by the Saturday midnight expiration of their West Region wireline contract, but the two sides said they will continue to negotiate a new contract.
Verizon has been for overcharging New York POTS voice customers $1,000 to $1,500 each, claims the New Networks Institute.
A group of 20 U.S. senators have asked Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam to resolve its dispute with wireline union workers.
AT&Tand the Communications Workers of America recently began negotiating new contracts covering over 16,000 employees in three of the telco's states.
Verizon is facing heat about its copper-based wireline network in Pennsylvania as the state's Public Utility Commission gets ready to hold hearings about alleged unsafe conditions.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) said it will testify against the planned merger of Europe's Altice NV and Cablevision at upcoming hearings by New York's state Public Service Commission (PSC).
The AFL-CIO weighed in on T-Mobile's disputes over working conditions, urging the carrier to change its policies regarding confidentiality agreements for internal investigations and to inform employees of their rights as potential whistleblowers.
Frontier Communications and the CWA are opposing new legislation to develop a $72 million, 2,500-mile network serving West Virginia, one of the telco's largest states.
Cablevision has fired back against the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), claiming the MSO had a right to fire a part-time worker the labor groups are currently defending.