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Communications Workers of America Endorses Occupy Wall Street Movement

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Washington, DC —The Communications Workers of America Executive Board has endorsed the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  Occupy Wall Street activists joined CWA members demonstrating for quality jobs at Verizon and Verizon Wireless, and CWA members will join the demonstrations to focus public attention on the impact of Wall Street’s greed on ordinary Americans.  

Following is the CWA Executive Board’s statement:

The 700,000 members of the Communications Workers of America strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Movement.   It is an appropriate expression of anger for all Americans, but especially for those who have been left behind by Wall Street.   We support the activists’ non-violent efforts to seek a more equitable and democratic society based on citizenship, not corporate greed.

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are spreading throughout the country. We will support them and encourage all CWA Locals to participate in the growth of this protest movement.

Contact: Candice Johnson or Chuck Porcari, CWA Communications, 202-434-1168 and