It appears that the six-week long fiasco that was the Verizon strike is now over. Verizon had claimed they could weather the storm with temporary workers and not disrupt customers. But proven wrong over and over again with poor customer service, thousands of complaints (like my new equipment installation which has been delayed multiple times) it appears both sides sat down and came to an agreement.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced that Verizon and the unions have reached an “agreement in principle” on a four-year contract. He said he expects Verizon’s striking workers to be “back on the job next week.”
The tentative deal after weeks of negotiation has been confirmed by the Communications Workers of America and Verizon. According to the CWA president Chris Shelton:
“This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect the American middle class.”
Details of the agreement are hard to come by so soon but updates will be released once the deal specifics are made available. Come back again for more information about the terms of the deal that puts qualified technicians back in the saddle.