According to representatives of communications workers unions CWA and IBEW, strikers on the picket lines got some high-profile political visitors.
The strike was called last week by some 39,000 Verizon wireline workers with CCWA and IBEW. They had been without a contract since last August.
Among those were former President Bill Clinton (in Buffalo), presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Chuck Schumer (in New York) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (in Massachusetts).
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.