Verizon: Let's make it clear – we are ready for a strikeStaff writer ▼ | April 12, 2016
After more than a year of intense preparations, Verizon's strike readiness team has been fully activated and is ready for a union strike.
Communications Verizon was approached by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
"With any sort of job action or disruption to our business, our primary goal is to ensure our customers can count on the critical communications services that they pay for and we provide. I want them to know that will happen."
In the meantime, Verizon was approached by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS). FMCS asked if the Company would be willing to mediate if the unions extend the strike deadline.
The company informed the FMCS that it's willing to participate as part of Verizon's continuing efforts to reach new contracts. At this time, however, Verizon has not heard if union leaders are willing to submit to mediation and extend the deadline for a strike.
Without firm plans to mediate and delay a strike, the company is moving forward and is getting ready for a job action. ■