Aug 18, 2011

CWA Files ULP Charges as Verizon Fails to Bargain in Good Faith

With the strike at Verizon now in its 13th day, 45,000 members of CWA and IBEW remain determined to stay out as long as it takes to get the company to bargain in good faith with their union bargaining teams.

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Aug 18, 2011

As Verizon Strike Continues, Workers’ Struggle Gains Support Nationwide

Tens of thousands of working Americans, other unions, students, civil rights, religious, and community groups have joined union members' fight to get Verizon to bargain in good faith. More than 150,000 people so far have signed CWA's online petition, urging Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to stop union-busting and negotiate fairly.

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Aug 17, 2011

Verizon owes success to its union workers | The News Journal

Patti Sexton - Verizon is not Wisconsin. It is not broke. Verizon's blatant attempt at union busting must be stopped.

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Aug 17, 2011

SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING VERIZON WORKERS | Staten Island Advance

Thomas Guariano - I know plenty of Verizon workers who are faced with this loss of a paycheck and these are hard-working, decent family men with wives and children counting on them each.

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Aug 17, 2011

Workers, retirees cheated as Verizon CEO gets $18M | Asbury Park Press

Susan Dulong: Retired Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg annually received $18 million in compensation - yes, that's annually - and he is not alone. Most CEOs take these kinds of salaries/benefits out of their companies. Is it any wonder that there is a recession?

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Aug 17, 2011

VERIZON STRIKERS ONLY SEEKING AMERICAN DREAM | The Post-Standard

Tom Gaines - What bygone era does Verizon management want? Do we need to go back to the era when workers were beaten by hired thugs if they even tried to unionize? Or maybe when men would stand on the corner and a flatbed would pull up and some dude would ask, "Who wants work today?" How about the days of the sweatshop where child labor was legal and you could be forced to work 16 hours without a break?

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Aug 17, 2011

VERIZON RAKES IN HUGE REVENUE BECAUSE OF ITS WORKERS’ EFFORTS | Staten Island Advance

By Ellen Greifenstein: The CEO wants to keep all of you in the dark. We just want our fair share. We are not obsolete! We are vital!

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Aug 17, 2011

VERIZON WORKERS SEEKING; NO MORE THAN WHAT THEY HAVE | Staten Island Advance

By James Franza : I am a Verizon worker on strike for my livelihood versus Verizon Communications, which is trying to take away everything bargained for over the last 50 years.

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