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Verizon CEO: Strike May Hit Results

by Ryan Knutson, Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016. Verizon Communications Inc. hinted on Tuesday that the continuing labor strike may impact its second-quarter results. The strike, which began April 13, involves nearly 40,000 employees, primarily in its landline division. The carrier has been able to keep up with maintenance requests, but it is falling behind on new Internet and TV installations, Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam told investors at a conference in Boston Tuesday. 

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Democracy Now Reports on Strike

Great scenes from Local 1101 rallies and picket lines. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview Local 1101 member Pam Galpern and District 1 Assistant to the VP Bob Master. One day longer one day stronger. We will win this! Click the headline to see the video.

Nearly 90 Members of Congress Urge Verizon to Negotiate Fair Contract with Striking Workforce

Washington, D.C.  - Nearly 90 Members of Congress urged Verizon in a joint statement to negotiate a fair contract with its highly skilled labor workforce to end the strike, which has now reached the six week mark.
"We are troubled that the lack of a negotiated labor agreement could increase the likelihood that good jobs will be offshored to the Philippines, Mexico, and other locations overseas or outsourced to low-wage, non-union domestic," the statement from 88 Members of Congress said.

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Union Plus Grants for Strikers with Union Plus Cards

If you have held your union’s Union Plus credit card for 3 months or longer and on strike for 30 days or longer, you could be eligible for a $300 strike grant. Visit UnionPlus.org/assistance to apply or call 1-800-472-2005 ext 835, Click here to download the flier with full list of Union Plus benefits.

CWA Radio Ads Playing Across Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

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!

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