Support Verizon Strikers: Candlelight Vigil at Lowell’s

Posted on August 17th, 2011 | by A Worker |

I doubt this effete elite blue blood wimp will show up, but let’s all stop by anyway.  I have to admit a candlelight vigil is pretty lame, but what can you expect from AFL-CIO leadership.  Here’s the info from AFL-CIO

All of us need to stand together and stand strong with Verizon workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) who are striking to support middle-class jobs. The Verizon strike is critical for the future of working families in our country. The livelihoods of 45,000 middle-class families are under attack. We cannot sit idly by as other companies follow suit.

Verizon is trying very hard to tip the balance of workplace power away from employees and into the hands of management. This will only be the tip of the iceberg if Verizon succeeds in enacting its radical demands.

Here is what you can do:

  • Assemble your friends and family to join any of the pickets listed here.
  • Join a candlelight vigil at Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s house this Thursday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 15 Balbrook Drive, Mendham, N.J. Buses are available from Trenton, Hamilton, Paramus, Newark and other locations. Please call Seth Hahn (609-278-6588) if you need bus info. Parking is very limited so if you plan to come by car please carpool and park at the Mendham Kings. E-mail for information about the shuttle bus from the mall.

This strike is an example of corporate America using an unstable economy to squeeze workers for more concessions while the company itself posts billions in profits and continues to inflate the salaries of its chief executives.

Verizon has attacked working people and we must stand together for what is right.

In Unity,

Charles Wowkanech, President
Laurel Brennan, Secretary-Treasurer

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