Sunday, May 22, 2016

Verizon management: Can you hear us now?!

A month ago, Verizon workers went on strike. They walked out to demand fair jobs from a company that makes billions of dollars of profit a year and to protest plans to offshore more jobs, to make workers move outside of their communities, and weaken benefits for experienced workers and retirees.

Nearly 40,000 striking workers are now entering their third pay period without a paycheck, and, to date, Verizon hasn't budged. But the company is under increasing pressure, and if Verizon sees that enough of its customers and the customers of its competitors stand with workers to demand fair jobs, they'll have no choice but to listen to workers. Can you add your voice? Stand with Verizon workers and sign Verizon employees Jennifer Masferrer and Isaac Collazo's petition to tell Verizon to do the right thing.

Dear MoveOn member,

We're Jennifer Masferrer and Isaac Collazo. We're striking Verizon employees and members of the Communications Workers of America, and we started a petition to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, which says:

​Enough is enough. Settle a fair contract with Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers now.

We are on strike because we will do whatever it takes to create a better workplace for ourselves and those that follow.

We're standing together to make sure the needs of working families are met, instead of standing by as a handful of individuals get richer and richer.

We're standing together because Verizon has fired, threatened, and intimidated working people at Verizon Wireless who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.

We're standing together because we want to earn a living in our own communities instead of moving away from our homes and our families. We want good jobs to stay in the United States, not be sent overseas.

We're standing together to make sure that working people at Verizon like us can not only make a good living, but also have a good life.

Let Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam know that you stand with us.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Jennifer Masferrer and Isaac Collazo


1. "36,000 Verizon workers go on strike," CNN Money, April 13, 2016

2. "Bernie Sanders Rallies With Striking Verizon Workers," NBC News, April 18, 2016

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