More than 10,000 Verizon workers and their supporters rallied July 30 in Lower Manhattan to demand a fair contract. Verizon, which earned $10.2 billion in profits in 2010, is seeking sweeping givebacks from the two unions that represent 45,000 company workers on the East Coast. The current contract is set to expire on August 7.
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Unions representing 45,000 Verizon workers from New England to Virginia went on strike August 7 after their collective bargaining agreement with the company expired August 7. Verizon made $10.2 billion in profits in 2010 and its top five executives have received $258 million in compensation during the past four years. Now they want their workers to make concessions on healthcare and pension benefits, sick days, work rules and more. Verizon workers have a long history of striking to defend their rights. For information on how you can support them, click here. An injury to one is an injury to all!