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October 19, 2011

2011.10.19: 1199 calls for members to join Verizon workers & Occupy Wall Street activist this Friday at 4pm

Filed under: Labor Solidarity,OWS — nyclaw01 @ 4:30 pm

From:  Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:30 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 1199 calls for members to join Verizon workers  & Occupy Wall Street activist this Friday at 4pm

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CWA’s 2 week strike in August forced management back to the table, but Verizon still wants massive concessions from it’s unionized workforce, undoing 50 years of labor gains. CWA & Occupy Wall St. activist are rallying at Verizon HQ downtown at 4 on Friday and marching down to the encampment..  The way OWS has put fire into the labor movement is pretty astounding.  This should be an awesome demo and another significant development in the OWS movement – linking up to and invigorating pre-existing working class struggles. Imagine if Verizon workers win a good contract because of OWS!


This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: March With CWA & Occupy Wall Street on Friday at 4pm

At 4 pm this Friday, October 21, Occupy Wall Street protesters are marching and picketing in lower Manhattan with our brothers and sisters from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Join them!

CWA and OWS will hold an informational picket at Verizon headquarters at 140 West Street and then will march to Zucotti Park, to rally at a nearby Verizon wireless store.

CWA members have been fighting for a fair contract for months. Verizon has continually demanded concessions, even though they’ve posted more than $20 billion in profits over the last several years. Come out and lend your voice in the battle against corporate greed. For more information, log on to


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