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On Strike at Verizon

Welcome to the Communications Workers of America District 1. CWA District 1 is responsible for supporting 150,000 workers and 327 CWA local unions in New York, New Jersey, New England, and eastern Canada.

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May 17, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

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May 15, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

Read US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez's statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

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May 13, 2016

CWAers Confronted by Armed Verizon Security and Swat Team in the Philippines

Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far beyond what has previously been reported and what the company publicly has claimed. Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation.

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