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 ...

Verizon Bosses walk away from table: Unions unite with Occupy Wall Street

Friday, October 14th, 2011

It's October, the apples are ripe on the trees and the time is ripe to throw wood on the fire of class struggle.  The country's ablaze with working people who are scorching mad about the corporate class' s burning desire to squeeze every last dime out of our pockets.  OccupyWallStreet ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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]

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]