National Consumers League

National Consumers League statement on end of Verizon strike

May 28, 2016

Contact: Cindy Hoang, National Consumers League, cindyh@nclnet.org, (202) 207-2832 

Washington, DC--The National Consumers League today applauded the news that the 45-day work stoppage at Verizon has reached a successful conclusion. The following statement  is attributable to Sally Greenberg, executive director of NCL:

“The agreement in principle to resolve the concerns of striking workers from CWA and IBEW is an example of how business and labor can come together for mutual benefit.  Giving workers a seat at the table is in the best tradition of American commerce. Good jobs with good wages and benefits help working families do well, which benefits the overall economy. We applaud, in particular, the assistance of a talented and determined Secretary of Labor in helping the parties reach this important agreement.”

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The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.