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Tentative agreement announced in Verizon strike

Unions representing 39,000 striking Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states on May 27 announced that they had reached a tentative agreement with the company on a new collective bargaining agreement. 773 more words

Verizon Strike Appears Near End After Unions, Management Reach Agreement In Principle

After more than six weeks, thousands of striking Verizon workers may be heading back to work soon. According to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, the telecom giant and union leaders have reached an agreement in principle. 183 more words

DOL Announces Pact to End Verizon Strike

The New York Times reports that the Department of Labor has successfully brokered a four-year agreement in principle between Verizon and the unions representing nearly 40,000 striking workers… 59 more words

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IBEW Local 1260 leader Brian Ahakuelo retires again

The head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1260 union has retired again.

Brian Ahakuelo first announced he was going to retire… 79 more words


Union fact finders confronted by SWAT team; unions return to bargaining table with VZ

A week after a union fact-finding team was confronted by a SWAT team carrying automatic weapons, US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez called leaders of the unions representing 39,000 striking workers to Washington DC to meet with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam. 523 more words

Firefighters install smoke alarms for deaf, hearing-impaired

Dozens of Oahu families received an important life-saving tool this week.

The Honolulu Fire Department installed free smoke detectors in approximately 80 homes as part of the Smoke Alarms For Everyone program. 166 more words