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MNA/NNU Stands with Striking Verizon Workers

Calls for Nurses to Participate in Verizon Wireless Wednesdays

As the historic strike by Verizon workers represented by IBEW and CWA continues, the MNA/NNU is committed to doing whatever it can to help these workers in their fight to protect middle class jobs.  As part of this effort, the IBEW and CWA have asked MNA to assist them on the picket lines at select Verizon Wireless locations, as well as two other Verizon Retail Stores.  So every Wednesday for as long as the strike continues, we are asking MNA members to join us for “MNA Verizon Wireless Wednesdays” to picket from 4 – 6 p.m. Locations selected include the Verizon Wireless Stores located at:

MNA (in blue) supports the striking Verizon workers (in red) by joining the Communication Workers of America picket line in Canton, MA

Verizon Wireless
44 Walkers Brook Dr.
Crossing at Walker’s Brook
Reading, MA

Verizon Wireless
64 Shops at 5 Way
Plymouth, MA

Verizon Wireless
77 Boston Turnpike
Quinsigamond Plaza
Shrewsbury, MA

Verizon Wireless
360 Russell St.
Hadley, MA

Nurses from MNA Region 5 (Greater Boston) are encouraged to join the picket lines at two Verizon Retail Stores on Wednesdays from 12 – 2 p.m. or 4 – 6 p.m. The locations for these strike lines are:

Verizon Retail Store – Newton
244 Needham St.
Lifestyle Place
Newton, MA

Verizon Retail Store – Waltham
419-423 Moody St.
Waltham, MA

About the Strike
More than 45,000 Verizon workers are now on strike to stop the attack on the middle class.  Despite record profits, Verizon is refusing to bargain and is demanding that its workers add to those profits from their own pockets. In the last four years alone, Verizon made more than $19 billion in profits and compensated their top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. But apparently that is not enough. Now they want to outsource more jobs, including sending jobs overseas, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job, and cut the healthcare benefits they promised retirees.

The solidarity that has been on display in recent weeks is truly humbling to the men and women who are in this struggle. Now these folks are on strike and need to ask for your continued support. This strike is the newest battleground in the MNA/NNU’s Main Street campaign to restore the American Dream and protect middle class jobs in this country.  We need to educate and mobilize our members around this strike as an injury to these workers is an injury to all workers.  MNA members have been dealing with these issues. This is a great opportunity to educate the public about the need for real change to heal America!