Video: Verizon Workers and Allies Picket Harvard Square Verizon Wireless Store
Cambridge, MA - Several people, including students and members of at least three local unions, participated in an informational picket today at the Verizon Wireless store in Harvard Square. The action was one of dozens of similar pickets that have been organized outside Verizon Wireless stores in support of the strike against Verizon by over 45,000 of its unionized workers that began on August 6th. The picketers spoke to passers-by and handed out leaflets encouraging them to support the strikers by refusing to shop at Verizon Wireless stores until the company goes back to the bargaining table with its unions and negotiates an equitable settlement.
Interviews with Ian Chinich, a Boston University graduate student and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and Mark McQuaid, a Boston area union Verizon worker.
Video by Jason Pramas. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2011 Jason Pramas.
[Note: the audio for this video is non-ideal ... the picket took place next to a construction site, and the reporter only had access to a camera with a small internal microphone.]