Stand with Verizon workers

Posted on August 8th, 2011 | by A Worker |

New York Working Families Party is circulating a letter for people to sign to support striking Verizon workers.   To sign it click here.

Despite record profits, Verizon is demanding unprecedented concessions and giveback from its workers. So today, 45,000 Verizon workers are now on strike to stop the attack on the middle class.

In the last four years, Verizon made more than $19 billion in profits and compensated their top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. But apparently that’s not enough. Now, they’re pushing proposals to allow them outsource more jobs, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job and cut the healthcare benefits they promised retirees. And they haven’t budged.

That’s why 45,000 CWA and IBEW members walked out.  America has had enough of corporate greed. Now is the time for Verizon to do the right thing and come to the bargaining table in good faith.

Join us in sending a letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to stop Verizon’s attack on the middle class and share his company’s success with those who made it possible

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