Please join us this Wednesday (April 27th), any time between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm as we walk in solidarity with striking Verizon workers in front of the Verizon Wireless Store at the Smith Haven Mall.
NYSUT has called its locals to support the CWA (Communication Workers of America) and the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), so last week, a group of SWRTA members walked with strikers at the Patchogue location. We were there for about 2 hours in total, with some folks staying less than a half hour, and others a bit longer.
The response we got was overwhelming. The men and women on the line kept telling me again and again how much they appreciated us standing with them and how they’ll be sure to stand with us when we need it.
I also heard from SWR parents and district employees whose spouses are on strike, and they too were incredibly appreciative of our efforts.
The strike continues, so we’re going to to it again, this time in Lake Grove. If you are around this week and available on Wednesday, please try to come by, even if it’s just for a few minutes. As you can see from the pictures, it is definitely okay to bring the kids. Please let me know if you can come, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Walking with Verizon Workers
- Verizon Wireless Store
- 1 Smith Haven Plaza, Lake Grove
- Wednesday, April 27 11:30-1:30
Please remember, showing support for striking Verizon workers benefits them, benefits us, and benefits working men and women everywhere.