Members of the Communications Workers of America, other unions and student and community allies protested outside of a Verizon wireless store.
Several hundred CWA Local 1101 Verizon workers and their supporters rallied Jan. 26 in front of 140 West Street to say, "Settle our contract!"
From one end of Zuccotti Park to another announcements were made about a march in solidarity with Verizon workers - then over 200 marched to Verizon headquarters at 140 West Street where Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101 is continuing its rallies for a fair contract.
Verizon workers have rejected claims by the company that their return to work marks a victory for the company.
Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.
CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
Union leaders say Verizon management, taking its lead from right-wing GOP governors, is trying to kill public support for its striking workers by portraying them as an overpaid elite.
The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.