USAction affiliates and partners Citizen Action of New York, New Jersey Citizen Action, Progressive Maryland, Virginia Organizing and West Virginia Citizen Action Group are rallying and supporting Verizon strikes across the country.
Thousands more USAction online members have sent letters to Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, telling they stand in solidarity with the 45,000 striking workers.
Photo of Western New York CANY via @NMJowsey on Twitter.
Over the last four years, Verizon has made more than $19.5 billion in profits – enough to pay its top five executives $258 million, but apparently not enough to fairly compensate its employees.
Yes, that’s right, despite those profits, Verizon is pushing to outsource more jobs, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job, and cut health care benefits they’ve already promised to retirees.
That’s why 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike yesterday. They’re sick of being pushed around. They’re sick of the attack on America’s working families. They’re sick of the greed. And we are too.
Tell him that you stand in solidarity with the 45,000 workers who are on strike. Click here to send your message now!
This assault on working families is yet another example of a disastrous trend – huge corporate profits coming before people – and we have to stop it.
Tens of thousands will be joining CWA and IBEW members on picket lines at Verizon sites across New England. Can you join? Click here to see a map of all of the picket lines happening today.