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The system is rigged in favor of big corporations like Verizon. By going on strike workers are fighting for their job security and their futures. 

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Verizon Strike Not Just About Wages, Its About Power & Domination Over Workers

BY ALEX GOUREVITCH, Jacobin, In These Times, May 20, 2016. Bruce* has worked construction for Verizon for nearly thirty years and he is on strike. Walking a picket outside a Verizon Wireless store, he explains why: "I love this job. It's outdoors, you get dirty, you get to do things. You see that island over there, I can tell you where each of the manholes are. I've been in every one of these buildings here," he says, pointing to a café, then some office buildings, a travel agency, and a few restaurants. "I don't like not working, just standing around here. But we gotta do this. I mean, I love this job but I don't want it for my children."

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Unions & Community Groups Adopt Picket Lines at Verizon Wireless Stores

Unions and community groups across the country are coming out to support our picket lines. Across the U.S groups are Adopting Verizon Wireless Stores and joining the fight.

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Family Strike Rally: Sunday, June 5

Being on strike is a family affair. Sunday, June 5th Local 1101 will hold a Family Strike Rally at 140 West Street, 11am-2pm. Food, music, balloon-making, entertainment and kids activitiies. Bring your family. Save the date, more details to follow. Together we will win this with and for our families!

Verizon Is Seeing a Big Dip in New Customers Due to Strike

by Aaron Pressman, Fortune.com, May 19, 2016. The massive walk out of telephone, cable TV, and broadband Internet service installers at Verizon Communications has led to a significant decline in new customers this quarter, the company said on Thursday.

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Local 1101 Strikers Morning Greeting to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo

More than 500 strikers were outside the MoffettNathanson Summit this morning where Fran Shammo was speaking to investors. While Shammo was inside telling investors Verizon was seeing a decline in new customers due to the strike (see article below) strikers were telling our side of the story - bargain a fair contract now!

Do You Have a 401(k) Loan? Make payment arrangements now if you haven't already

You must make scheduled payments on your 401(k) loan during the strike. Call Fidelity at 1-888-457-9333 to set up your payments during the strike. If Fidelity doesn't receive your regularly scheduled payment within 30 days you will receive a notification from Fidelity regarding the missing payment. 

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News Statement: US Labor Secretary May 17

U.S. Department of Labor | May 17, 2016. Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

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Verizon Strike Escalates With Armed Confrontation in the Philippines

by Aaron Pressman, Fortune, May 12, 2016. Tim Dubnau knew that helping lead a strike of almost 40,000 workers against Verizon Communications was going to be tough. But he had no idea that he would find himself, as he did on Wednesday, crammed in the back of an unmarked white van, terrified, being chased through the streets of Alabang, a city on the outskirts of Manila, by a group of armed men on motorcycles.

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News Statement: U.S Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor | May 15, 2016. Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

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