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Verizon Goes From Wireless to Shameless

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Ralph Nadar
"The CWA workers went back to their jobs on August 22, 2011. Verizon had threatened to cut off their medical, dental and optical benefits by August 31.Their 2008 contract continues until ongoing negotiations with the company are concluded for a new contract. Verizon keeps saying that what they?re doing just ?reflects the changing times.? The times are changing ? skyrocketing executive pay packages and corporate profits ? slashing benefits for the workers and their families ? shredding of all moral authority by example from the top.

If negotiations break down in the coming weeks and the CWA goes out on strike again, consumer advocates and their organizations should make it explicitly clear that Verizon can?t excuse what they?re doing to workers in order to better ?serve our customers.?
Verizon is going increasingly wireless. They are also going increasingly shameless!"
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