Posted 8 years ago on July 2, 2012, 1:35 p.m. EST by franknicholasb1976
from Brooklyn, NY
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I am posting this as a person who has just become a father, and am asking for the help of the Occupy Wall Street movement. At 4 Irving Place in Manhattan, we would greatly appreciate some support from your incredible movement.
Con Edison, the gigantic electric company, has told over 8,000 workers to "stay home and not come to work" because our union contract expired. We offered to keep things the way they were, but the company said no and expected us to take a pay cut, lose our pension (that we worked for some as long as 30 years), double our medical costs, triple our copay, and so forth.
They have told us not to come back to work. This is union-busting in its purist form. We will be picketing all over the 5 boroughs but 4 Irving Place is Con Edison's headquarters, and we know a lot of you guys are down there already. We would greatly, greatly appreciate any possible extra help.
Please keep in mind Con Edison is a PRIVATE electrical company listed on the stock exchange! Their stock is doing BETTER THAN EVER. Their new president, Craig Ivey, is a very anti-union guy brought in from down south whose sole job is to come here and destroy the union. He does not care if people are without power during a heat-wave. As long as he gets his huge bonus check for destroying the union.
Thank you, OWS. We greatly appreciate you even reading this far!