Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.
Can you hear us now, Verizon?
There are actions and events taking place frequently, related to the 1% / 99% divide. An action today is about one of the best known corporations, Verizon.
From the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, today is the Verizon Day of Action. At CWA:
Verizon has made tens of billions in profits and its top executives walked away with $283 million in the last four years. But when it comes to the 45,000 workers who made Verizon’s success possible, suddenly the company cries broke.
Verizon has sent thousands of American jobs overseas and wants to outsource even more jobs, gut pensions, charge current and retired employees thousands of dollars more for health benefits, and cut disability benefits for workers injured during their jobs.
On March 22, CWA and IBEW workers and thousands of others will be rallying around the country to support good jobs and the U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act.