¡¡¡ Strike !!! IBEW & CWA fight back against Verizon.

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Democracy Now has Pamela Galpern, a striking Verizon worker and union activist who says,

“Verizon [has] launched a full-scale attack. Essentially, the company has said despite the fact we’re hugely profitable, we’re going to take advantage of the economic situation in the country right now to try to roll back the wages, benefits, and job security of our workers.”

Meanwhile, here in Boston

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222 and the Communications Workers of America Local 1400 were at the Verizon office in Post Office Square. They were there last night”:IBEW & CWA picketing Verizon in the wee hours.

Through the wee hours:

IBEW and CWA picketing Verizon in the wee hours. [Long shot]

And into today:

Full court press at Verizon

Solid sisters.

The Brotherhood [IBEW] his sisters in its ranks:

Sisters of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on the line. 8/11/11

as do the Communication Workers of America. There is support from Unite-HERE!:

Sister from CWA 1400 w. supporter from Unite!-HERE

the Boston firefighters:

Boston Firefighters in solidarity with strikers.

and Harvard Labor:

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