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 ...

The Strikers cheered when High School Students walked up and joined their Picket Line

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

High school students came out to 540 Broad  Street in Newark.  The Verizon strikers cheered when they walked up and joined their picket line.  Working class unity will defeat the bosses' terror.  Thanks to theses students who clearly understand what's at stake for all students and workers in this strike.

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 ...

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 Bosses You can’t Hide; The working Class is on Our Side

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Big shot CEO of Verizon, Lowell McAdam, sent the police and lackeys from Verizon security out to meet protesters from IBEW Local 827 when they dropped by to see him on Saturday morning.  The Mendham cops, who are obviously trained well by the millionaires who inhabit the town, would only ...

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 ...

The Line Must be Drawn Here

Friday, August 1st, 2008

As the clock ticks down toward a strike Verizon negotiators continue to claim that the IBEW and CWA unions’ demands are unreasonable, even though Verizon is raking in more money than this time last year. Revenue rose 3.7 percent this quarter totaling $24.12 billion. The communication ...

Unreasonable Demands

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Verizon representatives and union leaders from the CWA (Communications Workers of America) and IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) have been negotiating a new contract for several months. It’s coming down to crunch time now. The agreement expires August 2, but all the talking has produced very little ...