Striking Verizon workers march outside White House

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Hundreds of striking Verizon employees marched in front of the White House a little bit more than a year after a nationwide strike began.

The strike began five weeks ago after 10 months of failed contract talks. The striking employees say Verizon wants to send more jobs overseas and outsource other jobs to contractors. 

"We need the whole world, we need them all to know. Cause guess what? If it happens to us, it's a trickle effect, it will happen to everybody else," Lakeshia Jefferson, a Verizon striker, said.

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers have been on strike up and down the East Coast. This past weekend, the U.S. Secretary of Labor met with both sides to get contract talks moving again. 


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