It’s been several months since the contract between Verizon and its two unions covering 39,000 employees, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), expired and the parties still seem to remain far apart.
In what appears to be another sign of the impotence of today’s union movement, as opposed to striking—which the unions seem unwilling to do since the failed strike in 2011—the CWA has resorted to holding numerous and sometimes-loud rallies.
On Black Friday, according to its website, the CWA is planning several rallies in an attempt to draw public attention to its plight.
This Friday, when shoppers head to the stores, CWA members and supporters throughout Verizon territory will be leafleting and caroling outside Verizon Wireless stores. Activists want to deliver a holiday message to Verizon customers and the company about fairness and alert the public to the company’s policies that hurt working families.
On Black Friday at Verizon Wireless stores across the country, we will speak out against policies that hurt workers.
Help us send a holiday message to Verizon customers and the company about fairness for all by joining leafleting or holiday caroling at a Verizon Wireless store near you.
The CWA has even taken the time to re-write Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for its protestors.