Verizon Wireless Retail Workers in Flint, Mich., File for Union Election With Communications Workers of America [telecom]

Monday, July 11, 2022

FLINT, Mich. Verizon Wireless retail workers at two stores in Flint, Mich., filed for a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election today. The workers, who have faced years of poor working conditions, including understaffing, unlivable wages, and disrespect by corporate management, are seeking to be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). This group of Verizon Wireless retail workers, who operate two stores in the Flint area, is the latest to file for formal union representation and stand up to one of the most notoriously anti-union companies in the U.S. Last week, Verizon Express workers at two stores in Portland, Ore., filed for a union election.

If Flint-based Verizon Wireless workers successfully win union rep- resentation, they will join hundreds of thousands of telecommunica- tions and customer service employees as members of CWA, including Verizon Wireless retail workers in the Seattle area who won a union election with CWA in April. The workers prevailed despite Verizons aggressive anti-union tactics, which included flying their in-house, union-busting team to Seattle the day after the workers publicly announced their organizing efforts and asked for voluntary recognition.

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