CWA Renews Push To Get Verizon To Stop Tax-Dodging And Union-Busting

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Communications Workers of America has renewed its efforts to convince Verizon to negotiate with its workers in a fair manner and to stop its union-busting efforts with a powerful new video that highlights the voices of Verizon workers. The video features numerous employees of the telecom asking for Verizon to do the right thing, Specifically, they ask Verizon to:

  • Stop exploiting tax loopholes while cutting medical benefits
  • Settle a contract with the workers
  • Stop outsourcing
  • Pay a fair share in taxes
  • Participate in society, support society, and support middle class jobs

    CWA has a petition for those supporting Verizon workers:

    From 2008 – 2010, despite billions in profits, Verizon paid no federal income taxes. Anyone that paid even a penny in federal income taxes paid more than Verizon did from 2008 – 2010. At the same time, Verizon is trying to destroy middle class jobs.

    Tax evasion and union-busting are wrong. America needs a strong middle class, not corporate greed. I urge Verizon to stop trying to destroy middle class jobs and stop using corporate tax loopholes and dodges to avoid paying a fair share

    Crooks and Liars has previously reported extensively on Verizon's anti-union tactics and the efforts of CWA and others to fight back. Verizon is a profitable company that is demanding extreme concessions from workers that are not necessary, particularly at a time when Verizon had a -2.9 percent tax rate in recent years.

    More information and action opportunities can be found at CWA's Unity@Verizon website.

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