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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
The result in this case?
Who was it you were asking me to vote for?
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From: BernieSanders.com <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 4:14 PM
Subject: Verizon's greed
To: Michael Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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.
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.
*Add Your Name »
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
Corporate America is slowly beginning to realize that they cannot have it
all. Thanks for helping them know it.
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