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Verizon Workers, Other Unions Strike Outside CEO's New Jersey Home

Friday, August 19, 2011

Striking Verizon workers got support from other union members on the picket line when they protested outside the home of Verizon's CEO in Mendham, New Jersey, on Thursday night.

"I'm here because we definitely need to show solidarity all across every working person struggling against bosses who are demanding a lot of cuts when they're making a lot of money," said Kathy Stanford, a member of the union that represents faculty at Rutgers.

Verizon said it wants to change benefits that date from a time when the telecommunications marketplace was less competitive and landlines were ubiquitous.

The company has obtained court injunctions in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware to limit picketing.

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Comments [3]

Mary Ann from Texas

The company should be ashamed of itself. Don't they know that it is the employees that create the wealth? If Verizon were on the verge of bankruptcy then I would probably agree with them, but their profits are enormous. As far as the landlines are concerned, they are unprofitable and extremely expensive to maintain,

Aug. 23 2011 03:09 PM
truedat from ny

Here's another reason why the CEO deserves this protest. If he knew that he was going to put a list of 100 giveback demands on the table then the bargaining should have started about 6 months before contract expiration rather than 1 month before contract expiration .The company refused to start the bargaining any earlier.Th­is is called bargaining in bad faith and the union had no choise but to strike. Now I need to figure out how to feed my children and pay bills because of this man's arrogance.

Aug. 19 2011 09:27 PM
peter from massachusetts

We have the right to picket top execs. Give me a quarter of a million plus perks I will actually "feed picketers" at my house. Over paid top execs should be ashamed.

Aug. 19 2011 11:04 AM

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