Banner Archive

Marvel Comics Timeline
Godzilla Timeline



« Privacy Bill Of Rights | Main | Health Care for All - Submit Comments »

Verizon Learning from WalMart?

Got this email from American Rights At Work:

Verizon Wireless, one of the nation's most popular wireless providers, is also gaining a reputation as one of the most anti-union. A federal Administrative Law Judge recently found that Verizon Wireless illegally disciplined a pro-union worker and interfered with its employees' rights to form unions. And Verizon Wireless workers say the company used "scare tactics" and intimidation to prevent employees from joining unions.  

  • The company has prohibited workers from talking about the union on their own time.
  • Verizon Wireless forced its employees to do its dirty work - a federal investigation revealed a company rule requiring employees to report all union activity at their worksite, as part of the company's national "Emergency Procedures."
  • And in an action reminiscent of Wal-Mart's closure of a Quebec store when its employees formed a union, Verizon Wireless shut down a call center after its employees moved closer to getting their union!

Even employees at Verizon's landline division have union representation - 65,000 of them, in fact! Verizon Wireless workers simply desire what their colleagues have - the right to have a say in their working conditions, some job security, and protection from unfair treatment and firings.

Tell Verizon Wireless to stop hanging up on workers' rights:


By min | June 28, 2006, 11:42 AM | Liberal Outrage


I'd like to note that on Air America has a wireless phone company ad that promotes its pro-union stance. Granted, that's the target audience for that kind of ad, and you're unlikely to see a similar ad on tv. I believe it's Cingular based on my shotty memory and this bit of trivia on them from their Wikipedia entry "In 2005, Communications Workers of America, the union which represents over half of Cingular's employees, specifically recognized Cingular for excellence as a union employer, in direct contrast to competitor Verizon, which CWA singled out as an aggressive union-buster."

it was cingular. course, the fact that they all are more than willing to give away my personal and confidential info whenever someone comes by to ask for it doesn't exactly make me love any of them more, regardless of their union stance.

that's sad to hear. but they give you free phones so i guess it offsets.