For Immediate Release: May 27, 2016

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IBEW President on Tentative Verizon Contract

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement regarding a tentative contract between the IBEW/CWA and Verizon.

“I offer my deep gratitude to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director Allison Beck for all their efforts to help us reach a fair and mutually beneficial agreement that gets our members back on the job.

“This tentative contract is an important step forward in helping to end this six-week strike and keeping good Verizon jobs in America.

“We will be sharing the details of it with our members for approval in the immediate days ahead.

“My thanks to our members, along with those of the CWA, who made numerous sacrifices to finally come to this point.

“They look forward to returning to work serving their customers, working under a strong pro-worker and pro-jobs contract.”