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Washington, D.C. -- The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America issued the following statement:

“The issues at stake in this strike are critical, for our 45,000 members and their families who are fighting for the American Dream and for the millions of American families who are being pushed out of the middle class. They are looking to CWA and IBEW members to lead the way.

 We fully expect that union members will respect and follow the law. Our unions do not condone violence in any form. 

Safety is paramount, and that's why we're also calling on Verizon to make sure that our members on the picket lines aren't hurt by replacement workers and management while the strike continues.  

We want a fair contract that enables Verizon workers to keep their middle class standard of living.”

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