Telcommunication workers struggles
By Jerry White, 29 August 2019
The raids occur on the eve of a contract battle by autoworkers who are equally hostile to the auto companies and the bribed UAW.
By Samuel Davidson and Ed Hightower, 28 August 2019
The strikebreaking action by the CWA has given the telecom giant a free hand to impose sweeping concession demands on workers.
By Ed Hightower, 27 August 2019
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit for the Southeastern US intends to send striking AT&T workers back to work tomorrow morning, according to exclusive footage taken today by a WSWS correspondent.
By Samuel Davidson and Patrick Martin, 27 August 2019
Even though the the 22,000 AT&T workers on strike in nine states throughout the South are determined to fight, the CWA union is doing everything possible to isolate and contain the struggle.
By Oscar Grenfell, 10 June 2019
The announcement of new sackings targeting contractors coincided with reports that Telstra has already eliminated many of the 9,500 permanent jobs it is seeking to destroy by 2022.
By Samuel Davidson, 26 February 2019
United Electrical workers union locals block strike action against concessions imposed on 1,700 workers at its locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania.
By Gabriel Black, 2 May 2018
The companies have presented the merger as a critical geopolitical move in the fight against China’s development of 5G.
By Samuel Davidson, 14 April 2018
The over 90 percent vote to strike is part of a growing movement of the working class.
As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018
The injunction is based on accusations made by hired Pinkerton agents of alleged "abuse" on the part of striking workers toward strikebreakers.
“It is time we all stood up”
By our reporting teams, 22 May 2017
AT&T workers are determined to recoup past concessions, handed to the world’s largest company by the Communications Workers of America.
By Mark Witkowski and Shannon Jones, 20 May 2017
While continuing the isolation of workers at Spectrum, the CWA has organized a token, three-day, strike against AT&T West and AT&T Mobility.
By Mark Witkowski, 27 February 2017
Nearly two weeks after the contract expired the Communications Workers of America continues to force its members to work although it admits it “remains miles apart on all major issues.”
“The union signed away their rights”
By Shannon Jones, 19 August 2016
Since the Communications Workers of America sold out the seven-week Verizon strike in May, the union has said nothing about the fate of some two dozen workers victimized by management in the course of the walkout.
By A. Woodson and Philip Guelpa, 12 May 2016
The concessions being demanded by the company reflect the insatiable drive by the banks and transnational corporations for ever-greater returns on investment.
By Tom Eley, 25 August 2011
In demanding deep cuts to workers’ health insurance, Verizon cited Obama’s imposition of taxes on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans.
“They are trying to make the worker an indentured servant to corporate America”
By a WSWS reporting team, 12 August 2011
The walkout by 45,000 telecommunication workers against Verizon has entered its sixth day with the propaganda blitz by the company and media branding strikers as saboteurs and overpaid relics.
“The whole world needs to go on strike”
By a WSWS reporting team, 11 August 2011
45,000 telecommunication worker enter the fifth day of their strike against Verizon, the nation’s second largest provider of telephone service and its largest wireless carrier.
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 11 August 2011
Five days into their strike, 45,000 Verizon workers face a determined drive by the corporation to impose massive concessions, slashing wages and benefits and moving to reduce workers to the status of casualized labor.
“We are fighting for our rights”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 August 2011
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers on picket lines throughout the Northeast United States, who denounced the demand by Verizon for sharp cuts in wages and benefits.
By Socialist Equality Party, 9 August 2011
This statement will be distributed by supporters of the Socialist Equality Party to the 45,000 striking Verizon telecommunications workers in the Northeast United States.
By Samuel Davidson, 8 August 2011
Verizon is demanding massive concessions, including cuts to pensions, wages and health care and the ending of all job security provisions.
By Samuel Davidson, 2 July 2010
US telecommunications giant Verizon plans to slash thousands of jobs this Friday in one of the largest single job-cutting operations the company has carried out in years.
By Samuel Davidson, 25 November 2008
Verizon Telecommunications will cut 2,700 management employees the day after Thanksgiving in the third round of layoffs to hit the number-two US telecommunications provider this year. In addition, an undisclosed number of union-represented jobs were eliminated through an early retirement program.
By Noel Holt, 20 February 1999
The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union, one of Australia's largest unions, is desperately attempting to stem the 35 percent fall in its membership that has occurred over the past eight years. The decline has escalated in recent years as the union has deepened its collaboration with Telstra--the semi-privatised national communications carrier--to eliminate 23,000 jobs and outsource increasing amounts of work to contractors.