Hundreds of Verizon workers protest in support of 'Occupy' movement
Hundreds of Verizon workers marched in front of the Verizon facility on Arlo Lane in Cortlandt Manor tonight to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, as well to protest Verizon over a contentious contract battle with the company.
"The Occupy Wall Street folks are the 99-percent and so are we," says Verizon worker Joe Mayhew. "We are average everyday Americans just trying to get by."
Verizon workers say that economic times are tough because of corporate greed and they are pointing the finger at their own company for being part of the problem.
"[Verizon] made a tremendous amount of profits, $21 billion in the last four years, and they're looking to gut our contract," says Mayhew.
Verizon issued a statement in regard to the protest, saying, "These street theater events do nothing to address and resolve the serious issues that confront Verizon and its employees."
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