Striking Verizon Workers Seek Public's Help

Hundreds of telephone and internet workers in the Valley went on strike on August 7. They work for Verizon Corporation. In 2010, Verizon's CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, was paid more than $18 million. The median Verizon worker made $33,190 last year. So Seidenberg made 547 times the median worker's pay. The workers are asking the public for support. Details are available at these web sites:

www.ibew.org

www.cwa-union.org

www.jwj.org

www.AmericanRightsAtWork.org

www.LaborNotes.org

The Valley Post will update this article as more information becomes available.

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The strike has been settled.

The strike has been settled. Details are at:

www.ibew.org

www.cwa-union.org

www.LaborNotes.org

Video of a Northampton strike

Video of a Northampton strike rally on August 13:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=22vci3G-d5o

Here's a video of striking

Here's a video of striking Verizon workers speaking this week about the strike: www.YouTube.com/watch?v=VCtIUGqJreo

According to the local

According to the local chapter of www.jwj.org on August 20 there will be rallies outside the following Verizon cell phone stores:

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 1123 Riverdale St., West Springfield, Mass.

3 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 1420 Boston Rd., Springfield

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., 360 Russell St., Hadley, Mass.

Organizers are asking the public to attend the rallies, and to wear a red shirt.

More information is available by calling www.ibew2324.org at (413) 734-0863 or the local chapter of www.jwj.org at (413) 827-0301.

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