IBEW Verizon Workers Rally In Boston As Strike Deadline Approaches – 08/01/08
By Doug Cunningham
IBEW members rallied Thursday at Verizon’s Boston headquarters as a midnight Saturday strike deadline approaches. The highly profitable telecom giant could face a walkout by 70,000 workers. IBEW’s Paul Feeney says the Communications Workers of America and the IBEW are working together to try to reach a a new contract at Verizon. And Feeney says should a strike be necessary Saturday night, the IBEW will have plenty of support.
[Feeney]: “Workers really need to stick together. We’re going to be reaching out to sympathetic organizations throughout the country. We’re reaching out to many different labor unions through organizations like Jobs With Justice.