Stop Verizon from Being Awarded a $120 Million Contract with New York City!

Posted on August 16th, 2011 | by A Worker |
New Yorkers tax dollars should not go towards union busting or corrupt contracts!

Picket and Protest: August 17 @5pm.
Outside of the hearing at Murry Bergtraum High School.
Details below.

On Wednesday, August 17, the Department of Education’s Panel for Education Policy will vote on whether to approve a $120 million contract with telecom giant Verizon.

45,000 members of  the CWA and IBEW have been forced to strike Verizon to defend their pension, health and other benefits, as well as job security.  Despite making $3.4 billion in profits in the first half of this year and receiving a $1.3 billion tax rebate in 2009-2010 — Verizon is demanding over 100 different concessions from their workforce.
Verizon workers have taken a stand for all working people against corporate greed. Come out Wednesday and stand with them.

Not only is Verizon intent on destroying middle-class jobs, but in the same document in which the DOE outlines the contract, twenty other instances are listed of suspicious, unethical or illegal behavior on the part of Verizon, which have triggered numerous investigations. And Verizon was implicated in another multi-million DOE contract scandal.  Furthermore, all NYC public schools are already wired for the internet, but this second round of wiring is to facilitate the expansion of computerized testing and online learning. This is occurring at the same time as budgets are being cut to the bone, schools are losing valuable programs, class sizes are rising to the highest level in over a decade and the achievement gap remains as wide as ever.

Picket and Protest

Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers

411 Pearl Street, Manhattan

August 17, 2011, 5 pm
4/5/6 or N/R to City Hall / Brooklyn Bridge

Sponsored by


Class Size Matters

Communications Workers of America (CWA)


Grassroots Education Movement

New York State AFL-CIO

New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

New York Communities for Change

New York City Parents Union

New York Charter Parents Association




SEIU 1199


Teamsters Local 804



Teachers Unite

UAW Region 9A
Warehouse Workers United

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