As 39,000 Verizon employees continue a six-week strike, it has become in biggest U.S. labor action in recent years.
These workers have been without a contract for nearly a year amid attempts by Verizon to cap pensions, cut benefits and outsource work to Mexico, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.
Verizon officials claim that striking workers are intimidating replacement technicians. However the union says Verizon has no evidence such incidents occurred, nor that any striking workers were even involved.
Is the telecommunications giant preventing the right to protest? A Delaware court may decide who is right when the two sides square off in Court. Verizon filed a motion asking the court to limit the number of protesters allowed and to require them to stay a certain distance from the entrances to Verizon facilities.
A judge will attempt to determine if their message is being heard loud and clear.
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