FairPoint Communications union workers' move to hold rallies in both Boston and Montpelier, Vt., shows that they are not willing to back down in their ongoing strike over disagreement about various concessions related to company benefits.
FairPoint Communications wants a five-year extension on a Vermont incentive regulation plan that went into effect in 2012.
About 1,700 Fairpoint Communications workers represented by the Northern New England chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) went on strike after negotiations with the carrier broke down. The job action affected company locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont after talks in Boston broke down.
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 wireline workers on the East and West Coast represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union began a strike on Tuesday.
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.
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.
AT&T (NYSE: T) and one of its main unions--the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)--has headed to the negotiating table to hammer out a new labor contract. Last Thursday, the
AT&T (NYSE: T) may be facing one of its largest strikes in recent history if it can't reach an agreement for a new contract with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) by this weekend.
As we say goodbye to 2011, a year that was certainly another time of change and transition in the wireline segment of the telecom industry, we wanted to take the time to look back on some of the