IBEW 827 and People’s Organization for Progress Rally for Jobs and Justice

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

IBEW 827 joined People's Organization for Progress (POP) at their daily mobilization  for jobs,peace,justice, and equality.  Occupy Newark members also attended.  POP is  leading the working class by rallying everyday since June 27, 2011.  They are commemorating the Montgomery bus boycott and will continue until they ...

Verizon Bosses say, “Divide and Conquer.” We say, “Please Don’t Duck.”

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="446" caption="Verizon ad tries to divide workers"][/caption] With the "great power" of their "superior" intellect and  imaginations -- diluted, unfortunately, by blue blood inbreeding -- the Verizon bosses have  reached into their billion dollar bag of tricks and come up with a brilliant plan --  divide and conquer.  ...

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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9MYNWPuAg[/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 ...

Stop Verizon from Being Awarded a $120 Million Contract with New York City!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

New Yorkers tax dollars should not go towards union busting or corrupt contracts! Picket and Protest: August 17 @5pm. Outside of the hearing at Murry Bergtraum High School. Details below. On Wednesday, August 17, the Department of Education's Panel for Education Policy will vote on whether to approve a $120 million ...

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 ...

If Verizon wants to save Money on Health Care They Should Support Medicare for All

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Most of the propaganda spewing from the various Verizon corporate mouth pieces about the contract dispute centers around the cost of health care.  Well if Verizon really cared about the cost of health care it would support a single payer or Medicare for all system like most civilized countries have.  ...

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 ...

Union jobs with Living Wage for All

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Verizon workers in the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and CWA (Communication Workers of America) rallied for good union jobs on Saturday July 30. They demand that the profitable and highly subsidized telcom company stop trying to take workers’ conditions back to the 19th century. [caption id="attachment_77" align="aligncenter" width="487" caption="Workers ...