Join thousands of union members and community partners in a National Day of Action for Verizon workers who are trying to win a fair contract. Click here to find an event near you to support the 45,000 Verizon workers, who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Following a two-week strike last summer, workers returned to work after Verizon agreed to bargain for a fair contract. But since then, Verizon has fired some workers who took part in the strike, has shipped jobs overseas and wants to outsource even more jobs. The company is demanding that workers pay thousands of dollars more for health care coverage with slashed benefits. Verizon even wants to cut disability benefits for workers injured doing their jobs.
Meanwhile, Verizon continues to pay executives exorbitant salaries and rake in billions in profits.
Along with the call for a fair contract, activists will be building support for the U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. The bipartisan bill bans federal grants or guaranteed loans to U.S. companies that move call center jobs overseas. It also requires the Department of Labor to maintain a list of companies that send call center jobs offshore. Customers must be told when they are connected to an offshore location and allowed to have their calls transferred to a U.S. agent on request.
To join the action, click here.