Members of CWA Local 13500 picket outside of the Verizon building at Third and Center Streets in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Members of CWA Local 13500 picket outside of the Verizon building at Third and Center Streets in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Last week, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers began to strike as negotiations between the communications giant and their union over a new contract broke down. This means that thousands of workers on the Eastern seaboard, including many in the D.C. region, are out in force protesting for benefits, job security, and fair wages. We discuss the local implications of the Verizon strike and the prospects for resolution of the labor negotiations.

Guests

  • Terry Richardson President, Communication Workers of America Local 2336
  • Brian Fung Technology Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Raymond McConville Spokesperson, Verizon

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