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Verizon strikers picket in Washington DC

By Michael Sampson |
April 21, 2016
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 Verizon strikers walk the picket line in Washington DC
Verizon strikers walk the picket line in Washington DC (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Washington DC - Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 were joined by IBEW union members to rally in downtown Washington, DC today, April 21. Around 100 workers picketed outside a Verizon store near the Metro Center train stop.

Chants of, "Up, up with the union, yeah, yeah! Down, down with the bosses, boom, boom!" as well as "What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!" where heard through the busy business district.

"If you're a young person and you came into this company now, you would not have a pension and that's not right!" said Ortessa Allen, a 45-year member of CWA Local 2336 and Verizon technician worker. "If they do this to us then what are they gonna do to others?"