Each week, we partner with Breaking Points to review some of The Lever’s most impactful efforts. In this week’s discussion with Krystal Ball, Andrew Perez discusses his recent reporting with Matthew Cunningham-Cook on Verizon’s union-busting efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

Perez explains key details in the story, including the decision by the moderators of a private Verizon employee subreddit to ban any talk of unions, and discusses what actions President Joe Biden can take to prevent federal contractors like Verizon from leading aggressive anti-union campaigns.

Perez and Ball also chat about The Lever rebrand and expansion, and the importance of independent news media that exposes corporate corruption.

We send out the clip of these discussions once a week. You can also find Breaking Points’ YouTube channel here.

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