Verizon's striking workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions have been accused by the National Labor Relations Board of harassing replacement workers at hotels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Verizon and the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions that came back to the negotiating table yesterday have sought the assistance of a federal mediator to sort out issues.
Verizon said its ongoing tests of 5G network technology have been unaffected by the ongoing strike of roughly 40,000 of its unionized employees, who mainly work on the carrier's wireline network.
Verizon has seen fiber cuts on its Northeast wireline network spike, leaving many customers without service amidst a contentious labor strike of its nearly 40,000 person union workforce.
An XO Communications executive's statement that Verizon's wireline worker strike, which is now in its fourth week, is delaying the carrier's pending acquisition of XO's fiber network, is not the case and was "taken out of context," a spokesperson said.
Verizon's striking workforce's frustration continues to rise as 15 people were arrested outside of the company's shareholders meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Verizon has made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.
Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.
Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."
As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.