verizon_strike_logo.jpg CWA, IBEW Reach Agreement on Bargaining with Verizon; Members to Return to Work Tuesday, August 23rnrn*All planned strike support actions are CANCELLED.rn rnFollowing is a statement by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:rnrnFor release 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011rnrnWashington, D.C. – Members of CWA and IBEW at Verizon Communications will return to work on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at which time the contract will be back in force for an indefinite period.rn rnWe have reached agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. The major issues remain to be discussed, but overall, issues now are focused and narrowed.rn rnWe appreciate the unity of our members and the support of so many in the greater community. Now we will focus on bargaining fairly and moving forward.rn rnCWA and IBEW represent 45,000 workers at Verizon covered by this contract from Virginia to New England.rn