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AFGE Activists Support Our CWA Brothers and Sisters in Verizon Strike!!

AFGE Joins Activists in Solidarity with Striking CWA Workers

AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox and National Vice President/Women’s Fair Practices Director Augusta Thomas joined AFGE activists recently at a protest outside a Verizon wireless store. The protest was held in solidarity with members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) who are striking against Verizon.  During the past four years, Verizon paid its top executives more than $258 million—surely enough that they are not worrying about mortgage payments in neighborhoods like McAdam’s. But Verizon, which made more than $20 billion in profits during the past few years, is demanding $1 billion in concessions from its 45,000 union workers, or about $20,000 per worker. So far, more than 150,000 people have signed a petition supporting the workers and calling on Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam  to  get serious about bargaining and to stop trying to push Verizon workers out of the middle class.  To sign the petition click here


Verizon Wireless Picketing Schedule for Week of August
21 – 27, 2011

Monday – Friday – 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – 1744 L St and
1314 F St. NW


Both locations will be going at
same time – Strikers can chose either location.

Tuesday – 5 PM to 7 PM – Evening
picketing – 1314 F St. NW

Wednesday – 5 Pm to 7 PM – Evening
picketing – 1744 L St. NW

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