Stop Union-Busting at Verizon

Verizon, a public utility, has engaged in unfair labor practices, has threaten to end healthcare benefits for 45,000 union represented employees and is engaging in Wisconsin-style union busting tactics.

We, the undersigned, call upon the Congressional Delegations of Maryland, Virginia, Deleware, New Jersey, New York , Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and President Barack Obama, to intervene, or dispatch a Federal Mediator in the negotiations between Verizon Corporation and the Communication Workers of America (CWA).

There are clear indications the tactics being employed by Verizon are consistent with an attempt to "bust" the union, which represents 45,000 of its employees. These tactics include, but are not limited to Verizon's decision to end healthcare benefits for its striking employees.