Unions Escalating CWA’s Contract Fight with Verizon

Written by FCJ Editor. Posted in Events, News

Published on March 16, 2012 with No Comments

From Media Workers Guild

March 16, 2012

Unions are taking CWA’s dispute with Verizon to the streets next week as part of a national day of action.

Demanding “fair union contracts for the 99%,” Bay Area unions plan a noon-1:30 p.m. march on Thursday, March 22, starting at Fifth and Market in San Francisco.

Along with the CWA-Verizon campaign, the protest will also raise voices against corporate flim-flam punishing members of the Service Employees at Wells Fargo and the Westfield Mall. The Westfield shopping center located at Fifth and Market — near the Powell Street BART station — will be the first opportunity to get loud. Marchers then plan to drop by the Verizon store at 768 Market Street, between Fourth and Third streets, before finishing the action at Wells Fargo at Montgomery Street.

The San Francisco Labor Council has endorsed the event, as have union groups throughout the Bay Area. Other events are planned in cities across the country.

Here’s a flyer you can download.

Organizers hope the event will help merge union power with the broader agenda of the Occupy movement and its street armies of students, homeowners and women’s-rights advocates.

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