Stand with Striking Verizon Workers: Tuesday, 4/26 (12-2) in Ithaca

Who/What: We, the Community and Striking Verizon Workers

Where: Verizon Store @ Tops Plaza on Meadow Street in Ithaca [parking easily accessible throughout Tops Plaza]

When: Tuesday, April 26th, from 12-2 p.m.

Please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center in our show of support and solidarity with workers from the Communications Workers of America who are among the 15,000 workers in New York on strike at Verizon. [See detailed fact sheet here.]

Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia are on strike because management refuses to back off its demands that would destroy good jobs. Verizon is a stunningly profitable and greedy corporation that cares nothing about consumers and workers. Their only objective is to line the pockets of executives and drive up their Wall Street share price.

The company’s proposals would gut job security protections, contract out more of our work, shutter call centers and offshore the jobs to Mexico and the Philippines, and freeze our pensions at 30 years of service. If we don’t agree to all these givebacks, they insist on the right to transfer any employee anywhere in the footprint for two months at a time.
And they refuse to bargain any improvements in wages, benefits or working conditions for Verizon Wireless retail workers who organized into the Communications Workers of America in 2014.