Verizon Workers Face New Contract with Mix of Relief and Apprehension

Determined action by members beat back some of Verizon’s more outrageous demands. Photo: CWA.

Union leaders announced with relief a deal that preserves strong job security language, gives an 8 percent raise over four years, maintains existing pensions for current workers, and maintains job security protections. But it’s controversial among members because Verizon won big concessions.