Bargaining begins this week for the Verizon East contract covering 29,000 CWAers and 14,000 IBEW members; the contract expires Aug. 1. Since early June, union members throughout the Verizon East footprint – New York, New Jersey, New England and the mid-Atlantic states – have been holding informational pickets, telling the company that "we want good jobs at Verizon." "Instead of creating good jobs, Verizon paid its top executives a quarter of a billion dollars over just five years,” say the unions. “We need more good jobs, not executive pay," is the message.Click here to keep up with the latest news.
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