While companies are grappling with how to deal with COVID-19’s enormous impact on their businesses, and the government struggles to implement appropriate policies to protect the workforce, Verizon and the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 27,000 of the company’s 135,00 workers, worked swiftly earlier this week to agree on critical leave and sick pay policies that will be extended to the company’s entire workforce.
Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits
Today, Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019.
Two years after historic strike, workers see continued gains in new four-year deal with Verizon

In a big victory, CWA reached a settlement with Verizon requiring the company to repair 54 central offices across the state, replace bad cable and defective equipment, and more. 

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.


After a historic 6.5 week strike, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers celebrated big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company.

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor discusses the successful strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless and reviews the CWA District 1 Verizon and Verizon Wireless New York/New England Tentative Agreement.

Read the summary of the tentative agreement for Verizon Wireless Retail.