For two weeks now, 40,000 Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers have been on strike demanding a fair contract.
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Going on strike is not an easy decision. It means personal and financial sacrifice for these workers and their families.
But Verizon workers have taken this courageous step because they know how much is at stake.
Even though Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years the company wants to gut job security protections, offshore jobs, and require technicians to work away from home for as long as two months without seeing their families. Verizon is also refusing to negotiate any improvements in wages, benefits or working conditions for Verizon Wireless retail workers.
Rather than give in, Verizon workers are standing together and fighting back.
They are standing together because Verizon's profits should benefit working families, not just a handful of wealthy individuals.
They’re standing together because working people at Verizon Wireless should no longer be fired, threatened, or intimidated for organizing.
They’re standing together because they want to earn a living in their own communities and keep good jobs in the United States.
The stand that Verizon workers are taking matters not only to them, but to all of us who believe in workers' rights to organize for the well-being of their families and communities.