Local Verizon strikers got a huge boost Tuesday with two big rallies in downtown DC. “We’ve got your back” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told hundreds of picketers outside the F Street Verizon Wireless store at 1 pm. “You’re not just fighting for yourselves, you’re standing up for all American workers," Trumka said. CWA president Chris Shelton asked if the strikers and their supporters are ready to fight and win, and got back a resounding “yes!” A second rally and picketline was held later in the afternoon at the L Street Verizon Wireless store; both DC stores are being targeted with leafleting and pickets all week. Click here to sign up for picket duty this week and follow us on Twitter @dclabor for the latest strike news. photo: Trumka (in white shirt), Shelton (to his far left) and Metro Council ED Carlos Jimenez (center); photo by Chris Garlock/Union City
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