CWA to join 30,000 plus on August 11th

Kris LaGrange's picture
Jul 31, 2012

Our contract battle with Verizon has reached a critical time. On August 11th, tens of thousands of union members will be descending on Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, for a major labor rally demanding a Second Bill of Rights that guarantees the rights of workers and the protection of the middle class. We must make that event a time to send the message that Verizon is leading the corporate assault on American workers and their standard of living-and that we have no intention of going backward!

CWA and IBEW are mobilizing throughout the northeast for a rally at Verizon HQ in Philadelphia at 9:45 a.m. and then we'll march to join the main rally which begins at 11 a.m. We need to send Verizon, and the nation, the message that we will not back down and we will fight for the rights of the American worker. Members interested in being part of this huge event have to make a reservation for the bus. So please call the Local Office at 516-420-1104.

The bus will be leaving from 741 Zechendorff Blvd. in Westbury at 6:30 a.m.

Local 1104 will be joining tens of thousands of working people from across the Northeast along with the national AFL-CIO, and the national Building and Construction Trades Department in Philadelphia to fight for the survival of America's middle class and an economy that works for the 99%.

Organized labor built the middle class in our country and is now leading the charge to preserve it. Thousands upon thousands of union members, students, social activists, and community partners from across the country will converge in Philadelphia to send a message that the middle class cannot survive in an economy that only benefits the 1%. We will send a message that America is not a plutocracy to be governed by the ultra-wealthy, but a democracy which bestows power to its people and equal opportunity to all.

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