Children to Call on Verizon to Stop Hurting Their Families

From Massachusetts to California, children will join their parents on picket lines and call on Verizon to stop offshoring jobs

New York — On Saturday, hundreds of children will call on Verizon to keep their parents’ jobs in our communities. In more than 25 Family Day events from California to Massachusetts, children will join their parents’ picket lines and call on the company to save the good jobs that pay for their meals, clothes and other basic needs.

For a complete list of Family Day protests, go to: http://www.standuptoverizon.com/May21

Verizon workers have been on strike since April 13 in a fight to stop outsourcing and off-shoring middle-class jobs. Despite $1.5 billion in monthly profits and a record $39 billion in profits over the last three years, Verizon is trying to force concessions that would devastate families and kill good jobs. Verizon executives have been pushing to offshore jobs to the Philippines, Mexico and other locations, outsourcing work to low-wage contractors and eliminating other job protections.

The thousands of women and men on strike are fighting for the future of decent middle-class jobs in this country. On Saturday, families of striking workers aim to call attention to Verizon’s family-devastating proposals, some of which include closing call centers and forcing parents to commute long distances away from their children, as well as continued inadequate pay for Verizon Wireless workers who struggle to support their families despite the company’s massive wireless profits. Throughout the strike, Verizon workers have repeatedly pleaded with the company to stop making decisions that hurt their families.