The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees spent many hours at the Rye Town Hilton this week working on ideas that we believe address the Company’s most important concerns in reaching a new contract.
No formal proposals were passed across the table, but we had an informal discussion with the Company today in which we communicated these ideas. But in those sidebar discussions, we also made it crystal clear that the unions will make no further movement at the bargaining table unless the Company addresses our members’ critical needs and takes their remaining retrogressive demands off the table.
Our committees have worked hard to grapple with and respond to the company’s concerns. Time is running out. Now is the time for the company to address the concerns of the hard-working union members at Verizon. If the Company wants to avoid a Strike they must seize this opportunity.