The national Verizon strike has hit Mohegan Lake.
Verizon workers from the Yorktown-Cortlandt area joined thousands of their union counterparts from around the country who walked off the job Saturday as part of a large-scale strike. Friday was the unionized Verizon workers' 6th day on strike.
Gerry Guarino, of Cortlandt Manor, who is the Chief Steward for the Crompond garage, said they're fighting for what is right.
"We have a lot of public support," he said as people driving by honked at the dozens of workers on strike. "Our goal here is to let Verizon know we want to be treated fairly and we want them to bargain fairly."
Eddy Williams, of Cortlandt Manor, who is the Chief Steward for a Mt. Kisco garage said they haven't barred anybody from going to the store, in front of which they were picketing. Guarino said the store owners has not given them a "hard time" either.
Bargaining between Verizon and its employees began in late June. Guarino said no progress has been made in the negotiations. Workers are trying to maintain the current benefits they have as employees.
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