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[Xmca-l] Fwd: Verizon's greed



This is how Sanders represents himself in a way that appeals to a good many
Americans. They do not
know what to call it and neither does he. I offer it as evidence about an
unusual phenomenon in American political life that feels to this dated
person a LOT like what I understand of the 1930's in this country. I come
from a line of premature anti-fascists and anti-racists (terrible sexists)
who were firm believers in the first ammendment to the constitution of the
US. What I see in this election is very disturbingly like what those years
around my birth were all about.

The result in that case was a massive world war and the beginning of the
atomic age.

The result in this case?

Who was  it you were asking me to vote for?

mike
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BernieSanders.com <info@berniesanders.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 4:14 PM
Subject: Verizon's greed
To: Michael Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>


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When the CEO of a company makes almost $20 million a year but then tries to
outsource jobs, reduce wages, and cut health benefits -- that's the kind of
corporate greed we need to get rid of in America. *And that's exactly what
Verizon is doing right now.*

Verizon's employees are fighting back. They're out on strike for a
contract. *Stand with them against their CEO and add your name to Bernie's
to say you support Verizon employees.
<https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full>*

Bernie's email to you about this very important issue about this is below.
Thank you for standing in solidarity.
------------------------------

Sisters and Brothers,

The CEO of Verizon makes almost $20 million a year in compensation. He
leads one of the most profitable companies in the country.

*Yet Verizon wants to take away employees' health benefits. Verizon wants
to outsource decent-paying jobs. Verizon wants to avoid paying federal
income tax. And right now, Verizon is refusing to sit down and negotiate a
fair contract with its employees.*

In other words, Verizon is just another major American corporation trying
to destroy the lives of working Americans. *But this time, Verizon's
employees are fighting back.*

Thousands of very brave employees of Verizon and Verizon Wireless are on
strike until they can get a fair contract. They made a *very* difficult
decision that puts their families at risk -- but it's a choice they made to
stand up for justice against corporate greed.

*I'm asking you today to stand up and tell the CEO of Verizon that you
think Verizon employees deserve a fair contract that protects health
benefits, guarantees fair pay, and stops outsourcing. Click here to add
your name in support of Verizon employees.
<https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full>*

*Add Your Name »
<https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full>*

Twice last week in New York City I stood with Verizon workers in the
streets. I did so because they're doing something very brave: they're
standing up not just for themselves, but for the millions of Americans who
don't have a union.

The working class of this country deserves to earn decent wages, decent
benefits, and not see their jobs go to low-wage countries.

Verizon's CEO doesn't think that. He called me "contemptible" for saying
that his employees need a fair contract, and that Verizon should pay its
fair share in federal income taxes.

What I think is contemptible is CEOs with multi-million dollar compensation
packages, presiding over extremely profitable companies, and still refusing
to give their employees fair contracts.

Corporate greed is a scourge on this country, and it will take all of us
standing up for justice in order to rein it in. *One significant way you
can stand up to corporate greed is by standing with Verizon employees who
are out on strike.*

*Add your name and say you support Verizon employees who are standing up to
the CEO in order to get a fair contract with health benefits, fair pay, and
job protections.
<https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full>*

Corporate America is slowly beginning to realize that they cannot have it
all. Thanks for helping them know it.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

*Contribute
<https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets_go_bernie?refcode=em160423-verizon>*








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