Cases & Deals

Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strike

Client(s) Verizon Communications, Inc.

Jones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Jones Day also obtained relief from the National Labor Relations Board and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York under Sections 8(b)(4) and 10(l) of the National Labor Relations Act enjoining the CWA from engaging in unlawful secondary activity targeting neutral hotels providing board and lodging to Verizon employees working in New York during the strike.

Paulsen v. Communications Workers of America, No. 1:16-cv-02312 (E.D.N.Y.); Verizon New York Inc. v. Purce, No. 153468/16 (N.Y.); Verizon Pennsylvania LLC v. Communications Workers of America, No. 16-6477 (Ct. C.P. Allegheny Cty., Pa.)