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Friday, April 15, 2016

VIDEO: In their own words

Verizon employees in NK explain the strike
By Bob Plain in Rhode Island’s Future 

Almost 40,000 Verizon workers are on strike.

More than 1,000 of them work in Rhode Island. Four of them set up a picket line outside of the Verizon store on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown.

These Verizon employees told me one of their demands is for more high-speed FIOS to be installed in Rhode Island.

This would increase work for employees and service for customers. 

Photos from the Verizon strike in Providence

Please use these links to three videos of interviews with the Verizon workers who explain why they are out on strike.

Three part series on Verizon labor strife:
Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.