Around the country, current and former employees who have filed EEOC complaints against Verizon Wireless are going public with their stories. They allege overt and subtle racism, retaliation and intimidation by the nation’s largest wireless provider.
A new Color of Change petition says: “Across America, Black people are policed, humiliated and even sent home because employers and peers want to control our expression. We won bills that end hair discrimination in two states, and now we are fighting to end it across the nation.”
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Saru Jayaraman and Destiny Lopez connect the dots between securing increased pay for women earning a tipped wage and improved access to reproductive health care.