Verizon Needs to Hear from People of Faith

Adam DeRose |

All across the country, members and allies of the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions will rally together on Thursday, March 22 for a national day of action.

Verizon needs to hear from people of faith. Support Verizon workers at an action near you.

Verizon petitionLast August, Verizon left negotiations with employees, and more than 45,000 workers went on strike as a result. Nearly 1,600 people of faith came together online and urged Verizon to return to the bargaining table. Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition's Rabbi Michael Feinberg and the Rev. Dr. Earl Kooperkamp delivered the signatures, collected by IWJ, to the Verizon headquarters in Manhattan. (Left)

Verizon eventually did resume negotiations, in response to the strike and to the support of worker advocates, like those who signed the online petition.   

Even though Verizon returned to the bargaining table with workers this year, many of the workers’ issues remain unresolved and they have yet to conclude a fair contract with their employer.

Verizon still insists on eliminating or outsourcing jobs despite earning tens of billions of dollars in profits. The company is calling for reductions in employee pensions, disability benefits for workers injured on the job, and increases in employee costs for health coverage. Verizon still refuses to listen to its workers. On March 22, let's help make sure it does. 

Can’t make it to an action in person? Join supporters in an online petition. Tell Verizon CEO, Lowell McAdam, to commit to a fair contract that respects the rights and the dignity of his employees.