Nearly 40,000 workers at Verizon Communications have been on strike for one month in one of the largest strikes in the US in years. The struggle is at the crossroads, with the Communications Workers of America and the major labor federations isolating the strike and the Obama administration backing the telecom giant’s strikebreaking operation.
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, will host an online conference on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. (EST), to discuss the way forward for Verizon workers. The SEP and the World Socialist Web Site Verizon Strike Newsletter call for rank-and-file workers to take the conduct of the strike into their own hands and fight for the broadest mobilization of the working class against Verizon’s government-backed attack.
To participate in the online conference, call 213-416-1560, and enter the PIN: 581 991 086#.