I Stand With Verizon Workers!

Lowell McAdams, CEO, Verizon

On Wednesday, 4/13, 39,000 of our CWA and IBEW sisters and brothers will go on strike if a contract is not reached with Verizon. We need you to stand in solidarity with them because if a hugely profitable corporation like Verizon can destroy the good family-supporting jobs of highly skilled workers, then no worker in America will be safe from this corporate race to the bottom.

Even though Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years — and $1.8 billion a month in profits over the first three months of 2016 — the company wants to gut job security protections, contract out more work, offshore jobs to Mexico, the Philippines and other locations 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, who formed a union in 2014.

Read full statement by CWA at http://bit.ly/1RP9uKd

To: Lowell McAdams, CEO, Verizon
From: [Your Name]

Verizon was built by the blood, sweat and tears of its workers, and yet despite the huge profits that you enjoy, you seem bent on destroying the family life and job security of the very people who made your company what it is today.

That is not acceptable to me; not as a consumer of your services and not as a supporter of working people!

I urge you to come to the table with CWA and IBEW today and negotiate a fair contract for hardworking Verizon workers - one that allows them to sustain a family and one that doesn't prioritize outsourcing good American jobs.