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Striking While the Iron Is Cold: What Future for Unions in the Telecom Industry of the Future?

Striking While the Iron Is Cold: What Future for Unions in the Telecom Industry of the Future? Bernie Sanders backs CWA in Verizon contract battle, October 2015. Communications Workers of America, District 1 765770 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796018765770New Labor ForumDiMaggio research-article2018 New Labor Forum 2018, Vol. 27(2) 64–72 Striking While the Iron Is Cold: Copyright © 2018, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: What Future for Unions in the sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796018765770 DOI: 10.1177/1095796018765770 Telecom Industry of the Future? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Dan DiMaggio Keywords trade unions, telecommunications, capitalism, collective bargaining, industry, labor, outsourcing, working class Telecom remains one of the most strategic and in New York City and New Jersey, which potentially powerful industries in the modern began March 28, 2017; and U.S. economy. Our cell phones are now an ever- •• a 22-day strike by 1,400 Frontier work- present aspect of our lives, and the business world ers in West Virginia in March 2018. increasingly relies on the smooth and rapid flow of information via the internet. Wireless connec- The willingness of telecom unions to exercise tivity is expected to become even more important the strike weapon with some frequency, in long, in years to come for robots, driverless cars, and a mass strikes shows that organized workers in the myriad of devices, which will http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Striking While the Iron Is Cold: What Future for Unions in the Telecom Industry of the Future?

New Labor Forum , Volume 27 (2): 9 – May 1, 2018

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Bernie Sanders backs CWA in Verizon contract battle, October 2015. Communications Workers of America, District 1 765770 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796018765770New Labor ForumDiMaggio research-article2018 New Labor Forum 2018, Vol. 27(2) 64–72 Striking While the Iron Is Cold: Copyright © 2018, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: What Future for Unions in the sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796018765770 DOI: 10.1177/1095796018765770 Telecom Industry of the Future? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Dan DiMaggio Keywords trade unions, telecommunications, capitalism, collective bargaining, industry, labor, outsourcing, working class Telecom remains one of the most strategic and in New York City and New Jersey, which potentially powerful industries in the modern began March 28, 2017; and U.S. economy. Our cell phones are now an ever- •• a 22-day strike by 1,400 Frontier work- present aspect of our lives, and the business world ers in West Virginia in March 2018. increasingly relies on the smooth and rapid flow of information via the internet. Wireless connec- The willingness of telecom unions to exercise tivity is expected to become even more important the strike weapon with some frequency, in long, in years to come for robots, driverless cars, and a mass strikes shows that organized workers in the myriad of devices, which will

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Published: May 1, 2018

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