Unions Rally Against Verizon

Two major Canadian unions will take their fight against Verizon to the streets on Friday, with a rally in downtown Toronto. It’s their latest move in a growing battle to keep Verizon – which has been considering the purchase of a small Canadian carrier – out of the country.

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers have organized the march.

“Opposition to allowing Verizon to take over our Telco industry is growing every day,” says CEP President Dave Coles, in a press release. “The deal will give Verizon the green light to piggyback on technology built by and for Canadians, and put thousands out of work.”