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Area Verizon Strikers Stand Strong: Fighting for Dignity and Middle Class Livelihood

by Derek Scarlino/Love and Rage

NEW HARTFORD – They’re striking from Massachusetts to Virginia. The Verizon Wireless worker’s strike kicked off on April 13 and today, members of the workers’ union, CWA (Communications Workers of America) Local 1126, marched in conjunction with IBEW along with several other unions and dozens of supporters outside of the Verizon store on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford. 977 more words

FRONT PAGE

IBEW = Invisible Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

And CWA = Communications Wankers of America.

At least that’s how it looks in the local dailies. For the past week Verizon has been running this one-two punch of full-page ads in the Boston Globe (but, of course, … 73 more words

Verizon workers strike for jobs, better customer service, and their families

When negotiations between striking workers and Verizon resumed on Friday, April 15, the two unions representing the 39,000 striking workers came ready to negotiate a fair contract that could end the two-day old strike, but Verizon management had other priorities. 809 more words

A Message from Bernie Sanders

A Message from Bernie Sanders after his stand with Verizon Workers:

“Yesterday the CEO of Verizon said that I was “contemptible.” He doesn’t like that yesterday I walked the picket line with striking Verizon workers, or that I think Verizon needs to pay its fair share in taxes. 141 more words

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 12, 2016

Today is Equal Pay Day, yet equal pay for equal work is still far from a reality.  Read our coverage of how pay transparency may… 363 more words

On Labor

Strike at Verizon set for April 13

CWA and IBEW, two unions that represent 39,000 Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, announced that the unions will strike Verizon beginning at 6 A.M. 772 more words