FROM: Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President - District One
DATE: May 18, 2018
RE: Verizon Bargaining
As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August, 2019, a little less than 15 months from now.
However, Verizon, CWA and IBEW are jointly announcing today that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to determine whether it is possible to agree on the terms of a contract extension.
This development reflects an improved relationship with the company since the conclusion of our strike just about two years ago. We will keep you posted on further developments.