As chanting strikers and their supporters picketed the L Street Verizon Wireless store behind him, AFGE staffer Jason Roe on Tuesday delivered over $400 to CWA 2336 president Terry Richardson to support local strikers. “This demonstration of solidarity means so much to us,” said Richardson (left), “Thank you!” Roe (right) collected the contributions from his fellow workers – many of them members of his union, OPEIU Local 2 – at AFGE. Contributions can also be made through the Community Services Agency; click here to donate securely online. Walking the same line, American Income Life’s George Farenthold noted that AIL covers insurance premiums for CWA members for the duration of the strike, which is entering its third week. Click here to sign up for picket duty this week and follow us on Twitter @dclabor for the latest strike news.
photo by Chris Garlock/Union City