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 is the Poster Child of Corporate Greed

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Verizon workers occupied 11-11 on Friday at the OccupyWallStreet encampment in lower Manhattan.   They came to drop a dime on the Telecom behemoth, to let the public know that Verizon is the poster child of corporate greed. [caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="611" caption="IBEW 827 members drop a dime on Verizon"][/caption] Toting signs ...

This Labor Day We Need Protest Marches, Not Parades

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I have to agree with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on this one.   This Labor Day we need to party less and protest more.  With the real unemployment rate at 17% and attacks on workers growing like cornstalks in farm country, we need to stand firm and say, "We won't ...

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 ...

Verizon Strike Turns Away Customers and Chases Scabs

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Here's a story from Labor Notes Mischa Gaus August 11, 2011 Verizon’s strike in the Northeast is into Day Five, and big picket lines are turning away customers at Verizon’s wireless stores. Injunctions could threaten one of the union’s most effective tactics, mass picketing at stores. But another—mobile picketing—is causing havoc for ...

Support Verizon Strikers: Candlelight Vigil at Lowell’s

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I doubt this effete elite blue blood wimp will show up, but let's all stop by anyway.  I have to admit a candlelight vigil is pretty lame, but what can you expect from AFL-CIO leadership.  Here's the info from AFL-CIO All of us need to stand together and stand strong ...

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 ...

Tech hit by bosses truck in Howell, NJ

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

A Verizon tech and member of IBEW Local 827 was struck by the mirror of a boss's truck on the picket line earlier today.  He is in the hospital with a neck injury.  When we find out more info we will post it.  Until then, if you pray, keep him ...

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 ...