Sunday, September 25, 2011

National Verizon Worker Solidarity Day of Action

Verizon executives just don't seem to get the message. Apparently they think that the people power we showed in solidarity for the 45,000 striking Verizon workers would go away simply because the workers are back at the table negotiating. In fact, Verizon management continues to insist on major 'concession' from the workers including the Company's ability to send unlimited union jobs overseas, reducing job security protections, raising the costs of health insurance, and eliminating paid holidays such our hero's day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Its time, once again, we show the Verigreedy corporation- Verizon- that we are prepared to support these workers 'As Long As it Takes' for them to get the fair contract they surely deserve. Agree? Then let's hit the streets!!

Join us for the CWA/JwJ National Day of Action in Solidarity.

Next Thursday, 9/29/11 at these locations and times. Spread the word!!

1pm - 2pm at the Howell Mill store located at Suite 700, 1801 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA

6:30- 7:30pm at the Ponce De Leon store 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast #660, Atlanta, GA

Check out this great website for fresh updates on the campaign - UNITY AT VERIZON - http://www.cwa-union.org/issues/entry/c/verizon

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Verizon Banner Drop and Action.

The Verizon Wireless store on Ponce is feeling the heat. They had two managers out patrolling around the store with security guards before we even arrived. Great visibility on Ponce! Top Verizon executives took home $258 million over the past 4 years yet the company is still trying to slash workers' benefits. Please don't shop at Verizon until they negotiate with the workers fairly. Stop Verizon greed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Atlanta Jobs with Justice Stands with Troy Davis! September 16th

Troy Davis March - Facebook Event

Atlanta Jobs with Justice is standing up with the Atlanta community to free Troy Davis! We only have a week left to make a difference and stop his execution. Troy's execution date is set for September 21st. We must unite and show the Board of Pardons and Paroles that our community will not tolerate the execution of Troy Davis, an innocent man. We need to make it clear to them that there is: TOO MUCH DOUBT TO EXECUTE!

This Friday September 16 is an International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis. 

In Atlanta there will be a march to free Troy that starts at: 6pm at Woodruff Park, near the intersection at Peachtree and Edgewood.
We will march to Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Ave where there will be a prayer service for him at 7pm.

We will join the Georgia and national leaders of Amnesty International and NAACP, Larry Cox and Ben Jealous; Rev. Raphael Warnock (Ebenezer Baptist Church); Martina Correia (sister of Troy Davis); death row exonerees; and other guests for an evening of prayer, music and witness.

We will not tolerate the execution of Troy Davis, an innocent man.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Verizon Leaflet and March.

Great Action y'all!!! We had over 30 folks come out, handed out over 600 fliers and had great conversations with Verizon customers. We were eventually told to leave the private property of the shopping complex by APD so we moved out to the street and got great visibility on Ponce.  Good communication throughout the action especially throughout the police intervention.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Verizon Action. Justice for Verizon Workers

Action to support the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting for a fair contract.

Nationally coordinated community/labor action has pressured Verizon into negotiating with the 45,000 unionized workers but we must keep up the heat on Verizon until a fair contract is won.

Please be punctual and ready to work together as a community. We will be raising awareness to hundreds of community members and Verizon shoppers about Verizon's attempts to hold down working families. This is how we take back our communities.