Archive for the ‘Corporate Profits’ Category

Hedge Funds way more Dangerous than Storms

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Don't worry about hurricanes.  Hedge funds buying up farmland all over the world are  way more troublesome than the weather.   You remember hedge funds.  They're some of the folks who brought us the "housing crisis."  These titans of industry are betting that food shortages will mean big profits, and so ...

Here’s a guy who understands how wirele$$ phones work

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I vote for this guy to be the new CEO -- at least he knows how the network works. [caption id="attachment_310" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Verizon CEO elect"][/caption]

Dare to struggle! Dare to win! Let’s fight for the 6 hour day

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

I applaud the valiant effort of the workers who were on strike against Verizon, waging this decisive battle in this period of decaying capitalism.  We had the odds stacks against us: the multi-billions of the corporate class and their bought and paid for mouth pieces in the media. The bosses’ ...

Verizon Strikers return to Work

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Workers from IBEW and CWA will return to work on Tuesday August 23.  No contract agreement has been reached but the union workers were able to put enough pressure on the corporate flunkies on Verizon's side of the negotiating table to make these  pinheads blink and start talking seriously. Up until ...

Class Struggle ignited by the Greed of the Verizon Bosses

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Blistering hot weather and fiery class struggle ignited by the greed of the Verizon bosses – hey that’s summer like it ought to be.  Whenever workers engage the rulers and corporate “elite” in a battle for their livelihood the sweet smell of solidarity rises in the air, and we can ...

Stand with Verizon workers

Monday, August 8th, 2011

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 ...

Support IBEW and CWA workers in their battle to hold the line against corporate greed

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Here's a letter the wife of one of our union members posted on FaceBook. Dear Friends, My husband is one of the 45,000 unionized workers now ON STRIKE against VERIZON.  VERIZON is trying to dump pensions, gut health care benefits, eliminate job security and basically undo about 30 years of collective bargaining ...

We are “fighting against greed.”

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

At this morning's Unity at Verizon conference call, IBEW Local 827 President Bill Huber said that company's plan is to "break the union."   He said we have to fight the attacks on middle class jobs and that if we stick together, "We can and will prevail." Myles Calvey IBEW Local 2222 ...

Verizon Workers are Ready to Rumble

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The Verizon bosses are getting scared.  Union workers, on the other hand,  are getting ready to rumble. With only a few days left before the contract with IBEW and CWA union members expires, Verizon brought out the heavy artillery (at least by wealthy suburban standards) to “protect” its posh corporate ...

Who will Benefit and be Hurt by the Budget /Debt Deal

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Good story from The Nation about who will benefit and be hurt by the budget /debt deal.  Guess what?  Workers and the poor are getting screwed, and the Masters of the Universe will get off scot-free. Congress (might) pass a debt deal [1] this week that would raise the debt ceiling ...