Verizon braces for work stoppage as CWA union members approve strike authorization – FierceTelecom

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is bracing for a possible strike in its wireline division as 86 percent of the union members represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current negotiations for a new contract remain stalled.

The current contract, which covers 39,000 CWA and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) workers, expires on midnight on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Dennis Trainor, vice president for CWA District 1, said in a release that the two sides have not been able to come to an agreement over key issues including health care and retirement benefits.

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