by Brian Young | on Jul 16, 2018

Contract Agreement Reached a Year Early at Verizon

UPDATE: Click here for more details about the contract. After spending 7 weeks on strike in 2016, we are happy to report that the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Verizon have come to...

by Tom Benedetto | on May 18, 2018

Early Bargaining at Verizon

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...

by Tony Spina | on Jul 06, 2017

Safety Tip for Those Who Climb Poles

I am asking every field tech to get involved in our OWN safety.

by Guest Post | on Nov 22, 2016

Pay them what they deserve

Verizon sends call center jobs to the Philippines where workers are paid less than $2 an hour. Now, the company is doing nothing to make sure some of those workers are even paid their full wages...

by Guest Post | on Sep 20, 2016

When scabs strike back

Four workers filed unfair labor practice charges against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America, alleging the unions violated their right to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2016

Welcome back!

Yesterday UCOMM had the privledge of putting out communications for the Communications Workers of America Local 1109 in Brooklyn. During the 7 week strike, Verizon management went on an all out tie...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2016

Bianca brought back

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a sweeping decision in the CWA’s Unfair Labor Practice charge against Verizon Wireless. They ordered that Bianca Cunningham, a Verizon...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 27, 2016

They did it, you can too!

The union movement is coming off a big high with the recent contract agreement between the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 23, 2016

Ultimate form of solidarity

Strikes have a unique ability to bring out the best and worst in all of us.  The worst is pretty easy to identify. We here at UCOMM Blog have been jawing off about scabs, their drug use and the...

by United States D... | on May 15, 2016

Feds tell Verizon to bargain with the union

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers. "A few days ago,  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez...