[Marxism] Verizon strike shows corporate giants can be beaten as workers score key wins

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 02:03:17 MDT 2016

Thirty-nine thousand Verizon strikers returned to work June 1 with their
heads held high after a 45-day strike in which they beat back company
demands for concessions on job security and flexibility, won 1300
additional union jobs and achieved a first contract at seven Verizon
Wireless stores.

“Walking into work the first day back chanting 'one day longer, one day
stronger' was the best morning I've ever had at Verizon,” said Pam Galpern,
a field tech and mobilizer with Communication Workers Local 1101. “There
was such a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. People were smiling and
happy. It was like a complete 180 degree difference from before the strike.”


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