Starting at 7a Thursday morning, there are three local rallies supporting ongoing struggles for contracts. CWA Local 2222 workers at Verizon start things off with a 1-hour rally at 7a in Falls Church, VA. Some 40,000 Verizon workers in the Northeast have been working without a contract since August 1. Then at 3p, Operating Engineers Local 99 stages their latest picket at the CIA in McLean, VA, as their battle for a contract with AECOM continues. The day wraps up at 5p in Silver Spring, MD when CWA 2108 holds a rally and picnic, complete with hot dogs, the Carpenters' inflatable fat cat and music.
photo: at the 7/23 picket; photo by Chris Garlock