Archive for the ‘Strike’ Category

Union Workers occupy VZW store Roosevelt, Minn.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Fists in the air and voices raised union rebels from the AFL-CIO Nextup11 Young Workers Summit occupied a Verizon Wireless store in Roosevelt, Minn on Saturday.   The militant action which lasted about 45 minutes shocked the store manager. The workers demanded that Verizon bosses settle the current contract dispute and share ...

Here’s a couple songs for Labor Day

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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That wasn’t the fat lady. It was #Chris Christie in drag.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hey Verizon bosses, this fight ain't over it's only just begun. That wasn't the fat lady you heard singing it was Fatso Christie in drag.  The fat slob governor and Verizon's effete elite exec Lowell McGreedy are neighbors who live in, that cesspool of ruling class vermin, Mendham, NJ. [caption id="attachment_392" ...

Reviving the Strike is the only way to build a Vibrant Labor Movement

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Here's a Labor Notes review of a new book  Reviving the Strike by Joe Burns.  Also watch interview with Thom Hartman from YouTube.  Burns argues that we must go back to the traditional strike where labor shut down production even if that requires mass civil disobedience against unjust labor laws. [youtube]![/youtube] REVIEW: ...

March in Paterson Labor Day Parade Sept. 4th

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Paterson, NJ is a town rich in working class history.  In the early part of the 20th Century it was one of the most important textile centers in the US.  The 1913 Paterson Strike pitted 20,000 silk mill workers against the owners of 300 mills.  The strike was lead by ...

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’ ...

Union Victory!!

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Not sure I agree with this, but it's a nice little video.  And there is no doubt that the scab managers couldn't  get the job done.  Enjoy. [youtube][/youtube]

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 ...

Steven Greenhouse Reports on Verizon Strike and Ohio Union Battle (Democracy Now!)

Friday, August 19th, 2011

N Y Times reporter Steven Greenhouse talks to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now.   Most of Greenhouse's reporting on the strike has been weak and relies far too much on company lies and propaganda.  But this interview is better than much of what he's written. [youtube][/youtube]

Verizon Cuts Off Strikers’ Health Care, as Service Outages Rise

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Here's the latest article from Labor Notes Verizon Cuts Off Strikers’ Health Care, as Service Outages Rise Noisy picket lines are turning away customers at Verizon’s wireless stores as the largest strike in the country weathered a rainy second week. Some service was disrupted throughout the Northeast though the ...