Hotels Ban Verizon Scabs

Verizon strikebreakers have been thrown out of three New York City hotels thanks to direct action by striking CWA members, solidarity from the hotel workers’ union and Teamsters Local 814. 


When CWA members found out that Verizon was dispatching strikebreakers out of midtown hotels, the strikers got busy.

The strikers mounted massive picket lines in front of the Sheraton, Renaissance and Westin hotels in Manhattan’s midtown.

The Teamster Local 814 mascot—Scabby the inflatable rat—joined the strikers on the picket line.

The New York Hotel Trades Council backed the strikers too and promised to honor their picket lines.

The hotels cancelled Verizon’s rooms and tossed the strikebreakers to the curb.

Help Verizon strikers beat corporate greed. Go to Stand Up to Verizon on the web or on Facebook

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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-08-10 16:48:44 -0400
  • Tom Moran
    commented 2016-04-25 10:26:42 -0400
    Right on!
  • Gary Mccartney
    commented 2016-04-21 18:03:14 -0400
    Great Job CWA.. I support my fellow CWA Brothers and Sisters. Hope you guys get a fair contract. CWA local 4400 supports you guys
  • Mark Dixon
    commented 2016-04-20 11:44:46 -0400
    Great job.
  • eddie calero
    commented 2016-04-19 12:05:40 -0400
    to bad the teamster union didn’t help us fight the pension cuts for the retiree’s . I guess because we don’t pay union dues anymore. they can’t steal nothing from us but our pension checks. hats off to the Verizon workers good luck fighting corp. creed.
  • Mike Fleshman
    commented 2016-04-19 10:54:18 -0400
    Great stuff!
  • June Brosseau
    commented 2016-04-19 08:37:17 -0400
    Good job Union members on backing up verizon! I salute you this is what gives all our members a voice.
  • Cassidy Croley
    commented 2016-04-18 22:23:01 -0400
    Verizon is working on losing my business! Proud member of Pipeliners local #798 !!! I back my Union brothers and sisters
  • Christine Cleeves
    commented 2016-04-18 21:05:19 -0400
    all for one and one for all!
  • Jerome Hicks
    commented 2016-04-18 20:40:11 -0400
    Makes me sad that in this day and age, big corporations Still have to play the sleazy side!!!
  • Jovan Weismiller
    commented 2016-04-18 19:27:48 -0400
  • Barbara Bernabei
    commented 2016-04-18 19:08:04 -0400
    I’m lovin’ it!
  • Dana Coute
    commented 2016-04-18 17:29:40 -0400
    Way to go! Thank you from a Rhode Island girl on strike in Massachusetts against corporate greed!
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