Sanders Rallies with Verizon Workers

NEW YORK – Democratic Bernie Sanders took time from campaigning to join 400,000 Verizon workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Electric Workers, in a march for lack of contract and instability “on health care, working conditions, the company’s outsourcing and more.”

This is not the first time that workers have rallied against Verizon. The company proposed a new union contract in June, but the CWA took issue to some points regarding whether Verizon can contract out or offshore union jobs, and employees’ vacation time.

“You’ve got corporate America making huge profits. Their CEOs get huge compensation packages and then with all of their money, what they do is they hire lawyers in order to make it harder for workers to survive in this country,” Sanders told the crowd in Times Square.

Sanders is described as a “strong and fervent supporter of workers and unions” and gearing up for the Democratic presidential primaries against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Let me get right to the point: The middle class in this country is disappearing what Verizon is doing to their workers is exactly what has to be fought if we are going to rebuild the American middle class,” said Sanders.

Source: PAI