Report from the Front Lines
Two members of CWA Local 2108 at the Gaithersburg, Md., garage were hit by a Verizon management attorney driving his Porsche. That says it all, doesn't it? One member was not seriously hurt, but the second was taken to the hospital. Another CWAer from Local 2108 who works at the Chesapeake Complex call center in Silver Spring, Md., also was hit by a management vehicle while on the picket line.
In Philadelphia County, Pa., a Verizon manager had a confrontation with a police officer and ignored the officer's direction to stop. The manager tried to drive away but was later arrested.
Outside the Gaithersburg, Md., Verizon facility, police investigate a manager for hitting two strikers with his Porsche.