The reaction and outpouring of support for the managers who will be hurt as a result of the restructure of pension and healthcare benefits has been tremendous. Our office has received a huge number of calls and e-mails asking how Association members can help.
Your Association is presently examining all of the options that are available to us and we hope to have a comprehensive plan for action in the not-too-distant future. However, we see no reason why our members shouldn’t write to Chairman Seidenberg and express their outrage at the planned treatment of these dedicated managers.
Verizon’s announced plan affects about 50,000 managers but I am sure that it is only a matter of time before this sort of treatment is extended to others in the dysfunctional Verizon family.
To support the active employees of Verizon, send your letter to:
Mr. Ivan G. Seidenberg
Chairman & CEO
Verizon Communications, Inc.
1095 Avenue of the Americas, 39th floor
New York, NY 10036
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pension Rights Center and CWA have built a website to give up-to-date information on this unprecedented blow to concept of “MA Bell” and a place to log your comments and complaints. Click the following link to go to: Verizon Retirement Watch.
C. William Jones
President & Executive Director
Association of BellTel Retirees Inc.