“You at the negotiating table, and again I said to folks in Brooklyn at the picket lines this morning, I’ve never met a worker that wanted to go on strike,” de Blasio said. “I never met a worker that liked to be on the picket line. You don’t want to be here, but you weren’t given a lot of choice. Now it is Verizon’s turn to do something right and come to the table and actually give you decent wages and benefits. “Since we’re standing outside, I hope they can hear us,” he yelled.
“Can you hear me now?” someone yelled, mocking the corporate slogan, and a few people in the crowd laughed.
“If they choose not to protect the middle class, if they choose not to honor the people that have done the work and gotten into all that profitability, then I don’t think they deserve those federal tax breaks anymore,” de Blasio said. More
on August 10th, 2011 3:07pm