The workers have been in contract negotiations since February, and are working under a contract that expired in April.
George Cohen has stepped in to try to bring an agreement in the struggle of the Communications Workers and the Electrical Workers against Verizon.
Union members and their allies raised the roof at the corporation's annual shareholder meeting yesterday.
CWA's statement praised Obama but also took hard shots at the current GOP leader, former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital CEO Mitt Romney.
A non-profit fundraiser for the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group and its spinoff group Environment Oregon has fired two workers who helped lead a campaign to unionize.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA reached a tentative contract for the original 15,000 flight attendants at Chicago-based United.
Private businesses claimed that they added 137,000 new jobs, but 33 percent of those were Communications Workers and Electrical Workers, who returned to their posts after calling off the strike.
CWA launched a "Countdown to Shutdown" advertising campaign, sending flyers to 600,000 voters in 25 swing districts of Republican lawmakers on Aug. 30.
Verizon workers have rejected claims by the company that their return to work marks a victory for the company.
Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.