The strike is over! Please see this article from Labor Notes: Verizon Strikers Show Corporate Giants Can Be Beat We (SWRTA and other NYSUT Locals) should be very proud of the role we played in supporting our union brothers and sisters. Advertisements
Teachers from SWRTA and a number of other locals joined with striking CWA and IBEW workers at a rally in Patchogue today. Thanks to everyone who came out. One more way you can show your support is by contributing to the Verizon Striking Families Solidarity Fund.
Please join us this Wednesday (April 27th), any time between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm as we walk in solidarity with striking Verizon workers in front of the Verizon Wireless Store at the Smith Haven Mall. NYSUT has called its locals to support the CWA (Communication Workers of America) and the IBEW (International Brotherhood of … Continue reading Join Us Wednesday as We Support Striking Verizon Workers
As teachers, we may not feel we have a lot in common with folks who work for Verizon, but as the strike by the IBEW and CWA enters its second week, it’s worth looking at just how similar our situations are. Some background: Revenue from Verizon’s landline business continues to decline as more and more … Continue reading We Are Verizon Workers
Thank you to everyone who has responded so far about joining us on Monday to picket Clare Rose in support of Teamsters Local 812. Why is it so important that we do this? There is one main reason, along with a number of additional benefits. First and foremost, this is what unions are all about. … Continue reading Supporting Teamsters Local 812
As you may have heard, drivers and warehouse workers at Clare Rose (distributor of Budweiser and quite a few other beer brands) launched a strike on Sunday. This is in response to a contract proposal that would slash wages by 30% and eliminate pensions for some workers. As with last year’s Verizon strike, there’s a … Continue reading Strike Alert
SWRTA members again came out to show our support for our brothers and sisters in the CWA. Thanks to all who came today and last week. If you haven’t done so, please take a moment and sign the petition to let Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam know that you stand with workers.