Late last week, Verizon California agreed to proceed to mediation with the CWA to continue to work on reaching a fair and equitable agreement. They began mediation yesterday and there are no reports as of this morning on any progress.
Also yesterday, members in several locations in California walked off the job in protest of Verizon's violation of seniority rights. As you remember, they are currently working without a contract. The CWA has asked all members to return to work for their next scheduled tour.
If there is any progress to report, I will include in my report Friday during the General Meeting.
There will also be the latest information from our bargaining discussed Friday night as well.