Almost 40,000 workers of Verizon Communications, Inc. went on strike Wednesday. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement after eight months without a new contract.
The employees, who mostly work on landline and internet operations on the East Coast, are represented by two major unions: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Bob Master of the CWA District 1 speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about what pushed the workers to strike.
Note: Verizon Communications, Inc. did not respond to Here & Now's request for comment.
- Bob Master, assistant to the vice president of Communications Workers of America, District 1.
This segment aired on April 13, 2016.