Carols - and Coal - for Verizon

Friday, December 16, 2011

Carols - and Coal - for Verizon(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Holiday carolers serenaded Verizon board member Rodney Slater yesterday with new words to an old favorite: “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Verizon gave to me: Profits over people, less respect for workers, more corporate greed, less health insurance, dividends for stockholders, cutting our pensions, billions in profits, OUT-SOURCING JOBS, unfairly fired workers, dishonest bargaining, a cut in starting pay, and a few million for the CEO!” Activists from CWA, other unions, Jobs with Justice and the Occupy movement sang carols about corporate greed outside Slater's downtown DC office Thursday afternoon. Slater, U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Bill Clinton, made $219,000 last year as a Verizon board director and helped stuff the stockings of the company's top five executives with a cool $258 million over the last four years, earning Slater and his Verizon board colleagues a lump of coal from the protestors. - report/photo courtesy of CWA


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