From:   Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:34:18 AM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Two articles on the Verizon strike
 

Now that the Verizon strike is returning, people should read up on the issues involved in the strike. The company is trying to make its workers pay more for health care and forgo raises (a cut in real wages, thanks to inflation) even though it is making gigantic profits and, significantly for OWS, paying no taxes. OWS should support these workers in every way possible.

http://socialistworker.org/blog/critical-reading/2011/08/09/whats-stake-verizon-strike - Great explanation of why the Verizon strike is relevant to all progressives

http://socialistworker.org/2011/08/15/strikers-see-red-at-verizon - This article describes the all-out legal, political and media attack against the striking Verizon workers earlier this year. The treatment they got is very similar to what's been directed at OWS.
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