Feb 17, 2012
Members of Locals 1103 and 1105 gather outside the house of Verizon board member Hugh Price with a Valentine’s Day message.
Below: In other actions this week, CWAers distributed a leaflet condemning Verizon’s attacks on workers’' and retirees' retirement security.
CWAers and retirees across Districts 1 and 2-13 spent Valentine's Day delivering a "not so sweet" message to Verizon and Verizon Wireless.
In District 2-13, CWAers leafleted more than 50 Verizon Wireless retail stores with the message: "We've given you so much, but now you're breaking our hearts. If you want to 'be ours,' focus more on good jobs and less on corporate greed."
Some 200 members of CWA Local 1108 passed out Sweet Tarts and flowers to shoppers in Lake Grove, N.Y., where CWAers also delivered their Valentine to the Verizon Wireless store. "We had strong support from our community," said Michael Gendron, local executive vice president. "Joining us were activists from Jobs with Justice, as well as students and teachers' union members from Stony Brook University.
And on Feb. 16, CWAers will be carrying a "So Much for Retirement" message that takes on Verizon for attacking workers' retirement security. The leaflet says: "We work hard to be able to retire with dignity. For Verizon to take that away is wrong, plain and simple."