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As Verizon Strike Continues, What Are Candidates Saying?

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However, in May 2013 Clinton received $225,000 in "speaking fees" from the company. Also, three Verizon vice presidents have donated the maximum of $2,700 to her campaign, a senior vice president and another vice president donated $1,000.

In Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined strikers on the picket line, and tweeted, "Verizon workers are fighting for their jobs & respect. Glad to join MA workers on the picket line in Cambridge."

Hundreds of CWA striking Verizon workers rallied outside the company's complex in Silver Spring, Md., on April 20, joined by U.S. Senate candidates Representatives Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has also spoken to workers on the picket line.

N.J. Star-Ledger Editorial

An editorial in the New Jersey Star-Ledger begins:

"In a parking lot near Syracuse last Friday, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who makes $18 million a year, walked up to a picket line and said to his striking workers, 'To be honest, I'm not sure why you're out here.'

"It was an illuminating snapshot of the disconnect between a corporation and its employees, all caught on video, and it illustrates how even a tech titan built on recognizing consumer behavior can't grasp the basic needs of its own workforce."

If you want to support striking workers on the picket line you can find one near you here: StandUpToVerizon.com.

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