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Verizon Workers Fight Back!

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

Incredible video footage from the picket lines. Hear from Verizon workers what this fight is really about. Learn more: www.cwa-union.org/verizon and www.facebook.com/UnityatVerizon2011

Lyrics to the amazing song "Get Ready to Strike":
Lyrics: Ray and Rachael Rodriguez, CWA members Local 6222
Performed by: Riley "Special" Wallace

We need solidarity in the front line
Why would I support it 'cause hey I want to get mine
Kicking at union hall, times hard,
We work hard and dammit we deserve it all

Hey my kids need to eat, mortgage payments is due,
And I gotta to put shoes on my feet
So I guess you can say that I am fighting for my family
On the front line, I guess it's the man in me

Red shirt 'cause it represents my unity
Ray Rod says he did, its nothing new to me
And I'm a help you do
I'm a tell you what we've got to do

Put your hands up
CWA
Wear your red, stand strong, 'cause its rough like Luther
One Union One Fight, and you know it's One Future!

Get ready to strike
Get ready to walk the line
Protect my healthcare, don't lower my wages
Realize Recognize Mobilize Stay Alive

Get ready to strike
Get ready to walk the line
Protect my healthcare, don't lower my wages
Realize Recognize Mobilize Stay Alive

We gotta fight for the next generation
Look at all the problems we're facing
We gotta stand strong, look what we're wearing
Same color is the power, rules no matter if there caring

If we fight we gonna make them care
Front line, we're gonna be right there
They're trying to lower our wages in this economy
That's outrages Special like 10 inch stages

And I speak hope thru the speakers
U N I T Y just like Latifah
So when u get the green light get ready to strike
I got you Special to hold you down on the mike

Get ready to strike
Get ready to walk the line
Protect my healthcare, don't lower my wages
Realize Recognize Mobilize Stay Alive

Here's how to make that song a ringtone:
http://www.cwa6012.org/index.cfm?zone...

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