Verizon strike is a good thing

07 Aug

Hear it yet? Verizon workers are striking because they have not yet reached a deal to extend their contract. This is a good power to have protesting companies trying to deny their workers right to health care, a retirement fund, and higher wages. These workers need to fight for their rights. Democrats should use this opportunity to show the power of Unions, and the strength they have given to the middle class for almost 100 years. Progressives should take this chance for unitization of the country. Everyone who wants to should be able to associate with other workers to collectively bargain with their employer whether it is the federal government, a small business, or a multi-national corporation. The right to fair working standards should be a fundamental right of workers. This Verizon strike hopefully will be union news maker of “Wisconsin” and this hopefully will really wake people up about why Unions are what built the middle class, and the American dream. We must fight to bring back the American dream, and fight the massive greed of our unpatriotic corporations. The Progressives can win this battle!

The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker, the union of Verizon workers, has been working with the Verizon Company to negotiate an agreement since June. These unions represent nearly 45,000 Verizon communication workers. The two sides have failed to reach consensus on health care costs, pensions, and work rules. 91% of the communication workers’ union were in favor of the strike. Verizon has seemed unwilling to budge of their position for union concessions.


Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Economy, Fairness, Workers' Rights


4 responses to “Verizon strike is a good thing

  1. Tom Murphy

    August 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Yesterday we really, really needed Barack Obama to hit one out of the park. Instead he got up to the plate and choked. Again.
    I felt worse when he finished than when he began. So did the stock market, which kept dropping and dropping post-speech as analysts talked about the “fear index” and nervousness turned to outright panic.
    Did you notice? This president — who once had a silver tongue, who promised us the world — looked left into his teleprompter yesterday. He looked right into his teleprompter. Not once did he look the camera, or us, straight in the eye. It’s what people do when they’re lying.
    I don’t believe he’s lying. I do think he’s rudderless and scared, which makes me petrified.
    “No matter what some agency may say,” he said, “we’ve always been and always will be a triple-A country.”
    Really? That little pep talk was as unconvincing as a little league coach reassuring kids who just got crushed.
    This disastrous downgrade should give politicians “a renewed sense of urgency” to tackle the U.S. deficit and debt.
    It will? Then how come Congress is on vacation? Are we just supposed to just teeter above the abyss until Labor Day, Thanksgiving, 2012?
    Doesn’t he get it? The ground is moving beneath our feet here in the once reliable and dependable USA.
    Barack Obama needed to restore our confidence, reassure us he’s got a handle on this mess and has some sort of plan in his back pocket. He achieved none of this yesterday. Instead, he repeated phrases I’ve heard a million times about a “balanced approach” and the need to “rebuild our infrastructure.”
    But what’s he going to do about righting this listing economy?
    Here’s what we need from him: action, toughness and truth.
    The truth is, those able to buy influence in Washington — the rich and corporate America — don’t pay their fair share while their incomes and profits soar. Meanwhile the middle class, whose incomes are flat and whose families struggle daily, pay more than ever. Somehow these Tea Party nuts have convinced voters that this is exactly the way it should be, and they’re willing to ruin the entire economy to get their way.
    Barack Obama should curse the Wall Street greed heads and the Tea Party know-nothings and move boldly to rescue the great beleaguered American middle class.
    But he won’t. Just when we need him most, he’s turned into a gutless, quivering wimp.

    Tom Murphy

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    August 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

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  3. hotshot bald cop

    August 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Well said & with wonderful timing

  4. hotshot bald cop

    September 2, 2011 at 8:06 am

    You my pal are a genius


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