Thursday, April 14, 2016
Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with Verizon, they’ve decided to take a stand to create a better workplace.
Verizon workers are taking a stand to make sure the needs of working families are met, instead of standing by as a handful of individuals get richer and richer. They’re fighting to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon Wireless who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.
Providing Support-CWA/IBEW On Strike
Verizon has averaged made $1.8 billion a month in profits over the first three months of 2016-- and $39 billion over the last three years. This greedy corporation is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate decent jobs for 39,000 working people up and down the east coast, a portion of which are your brothers and sister here on Long Island.
The company wants to gut job security protections, contract out more work, do away with local call centers and offshore the jobs to Mexico and the Philippines. If the Unions don’t accept all of these changes, they will require technicians to work away from home for as long as two months at a time, anywhere in the Verizon footprint, without seeing their families. Verizon has remained immovable and has ultimately attempted to get the unions to negotiate against themselves, which they will not do.
So, please join CWA and IBEW on one of their picket lines found at the locations:
To learn more about this strike and the unions involved follow the links below:
- Stand up to Verizon
- 5 Reasons our friends in the community and all workers should care
- If you can't make it to a picket line today, please remember to sign the petition.