Verizon's East Wireline Associates Ratify New 3-Year Agreements

Union leaders from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) notified Verizon today that union members have ratified the tentative agreement that was reached on Sept. 19.  The new contracts, which cover about 43,000 East wireline associates, will run through Aug. 1, 2015.

"We're pleased that our associates ratified the agreement," said Marc Reed, Verizon's chief administrative officer.

The new contracts go into effect immediately, with certain provisions beginning in the fourth quarter of this year