Verizon employees around the country took part in Workplace Stakeholder Meetings at worksites today. The actions, part of the mobilization campaign for the August 6th contract expiration, are taking place at the same time as the annual shareholder meeting in Indianapolis. They are designed to give workers and other “stakeholders” in the company the real facts about Verizon as opposed to what the shareholders will hear.
Family members and legislators are speaking out against Governor Christie’s plan to close the Vineland Development Center in Cumberland County. Christie has proposed to close the Center to save money as part of his budget, although the care of the individuals at the Center, the costs of treating them in other facilities or other environments, and the impact of closing the center on the community has not been considered.
Tomorrow we will hold our fourth National "union hall" call. This call comes at a critical time for our movement. National media attention has moved away from our fight for collective bargaining. It is up to you, as leaders of our union and our movement, to keep our membership informed about this ongoing crisis and engaged in our response.
Submitted by Danielle on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:44am
New Jersey's leading Democrat is fed up with top party members' cozying up to Republican Gov. Chris Christie -- and he's imploring them to remember that Christie isn't their friend.
"You have to think about what you're doing," Sen. Bob Menendez told The Post, explaining his pitch to party leaders. "There is a difference between what one must do to govern and what one does politically."