This photo shows Verizon workers on strike in Hadley, Massachusetts, near Amherst, on April 14. One of the people in the photo is Jack Stankowski. He lives in Deerfield, Massachusetts, near Greenfield. He has worked at Verizon for 19 years. In winter, he often has to work on top of telephone poles. "I'm here for the working class," Stankowski told the Valley Post. "Corporations just want to take, take, take."
Also in the photo is Jesse Kovalsick. He lives in Montague, Massachusetts, also near Greenfield. He has worked at Verizon for 20 years. In winter, he sometimes has to work on top of telephone poles. "Verizon wants to be able to send us to Virginia for four months," Kovalsick told the Valley Post. "If you have a family, with kids in school, that's hard."
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photo by Eesha Williams