Thousands of Verizon workers go on strikeStaff writer ▼ | April 13, 2016
About 39,000 Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations.
Communications The workers of two unions walked away
"We're on strike to maintain good jobs and maintain our standard of living," said Keith Purce, president of CWA Local 1101 which represents about 3,500 workers in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Standing on a picket line in Manhattan with hundreds of union workers, Purce said they were prepared to stay out "as long as it takes." ■