From:   Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:22:20 AM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Fwd: Friday, October 21st: CWA and Occupy Wall Street March Against Verizon Corporate Greed
Attachments:   2011-10-21 CWA & OWS March Against VZ Corp Greed - recruit OWS.pdf   
 

Brothers and Sisters,

Once again, we need your help. This Friday evening, Oct 21st, together with Occupy Wall Street, Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers will march to protest Verizon corporate greed.  Please join us!

We will assemble at 140 West Street between 4 and 5 p.m., march east on Barclay Street and then down Broadway.  We should arrive at Liberty Plaza around 5:30, and move on towards the Verizon Wireless store at about 6 p.m. Please find a leaflet attached.

As you know, 45,000 Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers have been on the front lines of the struggle against corporate greed.  The battle for a fair contract continues and bargaining is not going well. 

Verizon is the 16th largest corporation in America, with one of the largest unionized workforces. In the past four  years, Verizon made $22.5 billion in profits and paid its top five executives $258 million, and over the last two years, they reaped a $1.3 billion federal corporate income tax rebate —yet they want to eliminate pensions, force us to pay thousands of dollars more for health care, slash sick time, and eliminate our job security.  Their bargaining stance is that no working person is entitled to decent wages with health care and retirement security, no matter how profitable the employer.

Occupy Wall Street has focused the world’s attention on the destructive power of corporate greed.  Verizon is the poster child for that corporate greed.  Together, we are demanding that the American economy start to work for the 99% again, not just make the top 1% even richer. Verizon workers are part of the 99%!

Please join us on Friday! We are the 99% and we are fighting back!

Thanks for your help!

In Solidarity,
Bob Master

PS.
We would like to thank all of you who came out to our National Days of Action and who keep coming out to the Apple and the Verizon Wireless Stores. We made a great little video that shows the energy and the positive vibe at the stores. Be sure to check it out and to share it widely: http://youtu.be/2K0snlTHyis




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