After you have reviewed the above laws, view the video and read the following articles concerning the labor unrest that occurred at Verizon.
Communication Workers of America (2016). What #VictoryAtVerizon Means to Us | 2016 Verizon Strike | CWA Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwWKNLiiiFY
Dayen, D. (April 15, 2016). The Verizon Strike Signals a Larger Economic Battle. New Republic. https://newrepublic.com/article/132707/verizon-strike-signals-larger-economic-battle
Scheiber, N. (May 20, 2016). Verizon Strike to End as Both Sides Claim Victories on Key Points. New York Times. Retrieved from Trident Online Library.
Sherk, J. (April 13, 2016) Verizon Strike No Morality Play. The National Review. Retrieved from http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/434050/verizon-strike-landline-workers-go-strike
Smith, A. (April 15, 2016) Verizon Strike Not as Intimidating As It Appears. Retrieved at https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/labor-relations/pages/verizon-strike-lower-numbers.aspx
Stangler, C. (April 15, 2016) 40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade: Can the strike at Verizon help kickstart the American labor movement? The Nation. Retrieved at https://www.thenation.com/article/40000-verizon-workers-launch-one-of-the-biggest-strikes-of-the-decade/
Prepare a 4- to 5-page (not including title and references page) paper in which you address the following questions:
- What is the story behind the Verizon strike of 2016?
- How does the Verizon strike reflect the current state of unions in the United States?
- Do you agree that the Verizon Strike “signaled a Larger Economic Battle” or was it “No Morality Play”? Support your position.
- What can an HR manager learn from the experience of the Verizon strike of 2016?