During the historic 45-day Verizon strike that saw nearly 40,000 union members walk off the job across the Eastern Seaboard, these locals mobilized throughout the metro-area community. Working through the Metro Washington Council they worked with community and religious allies as well as Council affiliates to boost walking of picketing lines and adopting of picketing on specific days and times. By taking a strong stand against injustice, these locals led by example and inspired the entire local labor movement. Special thanks to the following locals which adopted Verizon pickets: ATU 689, NNU, SEIU 32BJ, UFCW 400, UNITE HERE 25.
This is the third in a series of profiles of the winners of the 2016 EWL awards, which will be presented at the 40th annual Evening with Labor on March 25 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Click here for details on how to place an ad in the program book or purchase tickets.
photo by Chris Garlock/Union City