With 39,000 union members striking their employer Verizon for more than two weeks, on Thursday, company negotiators gave negotiators from the CWA and IBEW its “last best and final offer.”
Included in the potential new agreement, should the CWA and IBEW unions accept it, includes a 7.5 percent wage increase over the contract term, layoff protection, continuation of 401k matching and a pension plan for elibile employees and healthcare coverage with increases in contributions.
Officials with Verizon said, “A better offer would be hard to find.”
In response the Communications Workers of America called the offer “little more than the ‘same old bullsh*t.'”
Today, Verizon presented what it described as its “last, best, and final offer” to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester.
Unfortunately, their “last and best” was little more than the “same old bullshit.”
It would appear the strike will be continuing, at least, into later this week as the CWA and the IBEW are planning a series of protests on May 5th.
Dubbed a “National Day of Action,” the unions are planning to protest outside (mostly) non-union Verizon Wireless stores.