Portland workers form first Verizon Express union

By a vote of 4-1, workers at two Portland retail stores for telecom giant Verizon have unionized with the Communications Workers of America.

Union at Portland Verizon stores

Workers at two Verizon Express stores in Northwest Portland announced a union campaign July 6 with Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Strikes were up in 2011, but still extremely rare

The Verizon and NFL strikes were the year's biggest.