March Against Verizon Corporate Greed Friday Oct. 21. 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

This Friday evening, Oct. 21, together with Occupy Wall Street, Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers will march to protest Verizon corporate greed. Please join us. We will assemble at 140 West Street between 4 and 5 p.m., march east on Barclay Street and then down Broadway. We should ...

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 ...

Here’s a guy who understands how wirele$$ phones work

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I vote for this guy to be the new CEO -- at least he knows how the network works. [caption id="attachment_310" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Verizon CEO elect"][/caption]

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 ...

Another lie from Verizon Bosses: One Network, Not Two

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Since the contract negotiations with CWA and IBEW unions started, the corporate mouthpieces from Verizon have been telling many lies as big as Paul Bunyan’s underwear, but the biggest whopper of all is that there are two different networks in the telecom industry, a “wireless” and a “wire line.”  In ...

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 ...

Support IBEW and CWA workers in their battle to hold the line against corporate greed

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Here's a letter the wife of one of our union members posted on FaceBook. Dear Friends, My husband is one of the 45,000 unionized workers now ON STRIKE against VERIZON.  VERIZON is trying to dump pensions, gut health care benefits, eliminate job security and basically undo about 30 years of collective bargaining ...