Verizon, other United States workers fight for their rights

This video from New York City in the USA says about itself:

Striking Verizon Workers Block Midtown Manhattan

19 April 2016

Tatiana Hill, Verizon Wireless Sales Representative, says Wireless workers are fighting for basic job protections in their first ever contract negotiations.

With the strike by 39,000 Verizon workers reaching its one-week mark today, tensions are rising over the intransigence of the telecom company, which is demanding sweeping health and pension concessions, the further outsourcing of jobs and the power to transfer existing workers long distances for weeks or months at time in order to cut labor costs: here.

Top executives at Verizon are remaining intransigent in their demands for sweeping health care, pension, wage and other concessions as the strike by 39,000 telecom workers in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic US states entered its second week Thursday. After negotiations went nowhere earlier in the week, the company ramped up its provocations against workers, accusing strikers of “sabotage” and demanding the arrest of workers allegedly engaged in “criminal acts”: here.

This video from Maryland in the USA says about itself:

Baltimore Coalition Fights for $15 Dollar Minimum Wage

19 April 2016

On the eve of the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, a coalition of community organizations and unions say they want a living wage in Baltimore.

5 thoughts on “Verizon, other United States workers fight for their rights

  1. The CEO of Verizon makes almost $20 million a year in compensation. He leads one of the most profitable companies in the country.

    Yet Verizon wants to take away employees’ health benefits. Verizon wants to outsource decent-paying jobs. Verizon wants to avoid paying federal income tax. And right now, Verizon is refusing to sit down and negotiate a fair contract with its employees.

    In other words, Verizon is just another major American corporation trying to destroy the lives of working Americans. But this time, Verizon’s employees are fighting back.

    Thousands of very brave employees of Verizon and Verizon Wireless are on strike until they can get a fair contract. They made a very difficult decision that puts their families at risk — but it’s a choice they made to stand up for justice against corporate greed.

    I’m asking you today to stand up and tell the CEO of Verizon that you think Verizon employees deserve a fair contract that protects health benefits, guarantees fair pay, and stops outsourcing. Click here to add your name in support of Verizon employees.

    Add Your Name »

    Twice last week in New York City I stood with Verizon workers in the streets. I did so because they’re doing something very brave: they’re standing up not just for themselves, but for the millions of Americans who don’t have a union.

    The working class of this country deserves to earn decent wages, decent benefits, and not see their jobs go to low-wage countries.

    Verizon’s CEO doesn’t think that. He called me “contemptible” for saying that his employees need a fair contract, and that Verizon should pay its fair share in federal income taxes.

    What I think is contemptible is CEOs with multi-million dollar compensation packages, presiding over extremely profitable companies, and still refusing to give their employees fair contracts.

    Corporate greed is a scourge on this country, and it will take all of us standing up for justice in order to rein it in. One significant way you can stand up to corporate greed is by standing with Verizon employees who are out on strike.

    Add your name and say you support Verizon employees who are standing up to the CEO in order to get a fair contract with health benefits, fair pay, and job protections.

    Corporate America is slowly beginning to realize that they cannot have it all. Thanks for helping them know it.

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders


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