Verizon Bosses walk away from table: Unions unite with Occupy Wall Street

Posted on October 14th, 2011 | by A Worker |

It’s October, the apples are ripe on the trees and the time is ripe to throw wood on the fire of class struggle.  The country’s ablaze with working people who are scorching mad about the corporate class’ s burning desire to squeeze every last dime out of our pockets.  OccupyWallStreet has, with the support of union people, defended its ground against Lil’ Mike Bloomberg’s attempt to “clean” them out of Liberty Square.

Every revolutions needs union nurses

The greedy scumbags who run Verizon continue to insist that union workers at Verizon accept slave conditions forced upon other employees at the company.  They call it reasonable.  We call it bullshit! The telecom behemoth has raked in billion$ in profits and paid no federal taxes last year. We won’t go back!

Unions on the move

After union leaders ridiculed the company’s counter proposal at the bargaining table on Thursday October 13, the company has walked away from the table.  Union leaders from CWA and IBEW are calling for a week of mobilization and unrest next week that will culminate with a joint protest with the #OccupyWallStreet folks next Friday.

The unions blew their chance for a general strike by supporting recall petitions for Wisconsin politicians.  That strategy failed.  Now we have another chance. We can shut down the whole damn country and bring Verizon and the 1% to their knees.

Do the union leaders have the courage?  Do the workers have the heart?  Because we sure as hell have the opportunity.  Which side are you on?

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