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CWA-VZW Bargaining Update from Bianca, Tatiana & Gill from Brooklyn and Everett

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Dear Co-workers We wanted to email everyone with an update on bargaining. When we started negotiations with VZW, we really thought, and hoped, that the company would want to listen to our concerns and be reasonable. We proposed improvements to our compensation and a fair procedure to ensure job security.  This past Saturday, over 8000 CWA and IBEW members rallied in front of VZ headquarters at 140 West Street. It was an amazing show of force. Bianca from Brooklyn and Mike from Everett spoke, and the crowd went wild in support. The solidarity and support shown to us by our union brothers and sisters has been amazing.
Here is a brief video of Bianca’s speech. We think you will enjoy watching.
Verizon Wireless worker nails it at 1:45MGMT will lose their shit if you watch this video. #StandUp2VZ Posted by Verizon Wireless Workers Rising on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
We are now distributing brand new VZW Union shirts — if you don’t get one by Friday, email us.
This company made almost 10 Billion in profits last year. They must make movement now on our wages.
 
We are working hard on your behalf to get a fair first contract. When we stick together, we can win. In Unity  
Bianca, Tatiana, Gill
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