Verizon Workers, Other Unions Strike Outside CEO's New Jersey Home
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 09:00 AM
Striking Verizon workers got support from other union members on the picket line when they protested outside the home of Verizon's CEO in Mendham, New Jersey, on Thursday night.
"I'm here because we definitely need to show solidarity all across every working person struggling against bosses who are demanding a lot of cuts when they're making a lot of money," said Kathy Stanford, a member of the union that represents faculty at Rutgers.
Verizon said it wants to change benefits that date from a time when the telecommunications marketplace was less competitive and landlines were ubiquitous.
The company has obtained court injunctions in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware to limit picketing.