Douglas Lalima, a 37 year-old Verizon Lineman from Staten Island, died yesterday on the job. He was in a bucket truck working on power lines in Brownsville, Brooklyn, when he came into contact with a live wire and was electrocuted. Douglas was a member of Local 1109, and had 15 years on the job with Verizon. He leaves behind a wife and four daughters.
Hetty Rosenstein, CWA New Jersey Director and William Huber, IBEW President, Local 827, recently sent this letter to New Jersey legislators thanking them for supporting Verizon workers in contract negotiations. Click on the letter for a pdf of the document.
Even though CWA workers are no longer picketing Verizon, that doesn't mean our fight is over. We are leafletting (but not picketing) Verizon Wireless and Apple stores to let prospective customers know they are supporting a corporation that does not support middle class workers. You can download this flier below & call 212-344-2515 to find a store near you to volunteer at.
Thank you to all the people that joined us on the picket line these past two weeks, we appreciate all your support! Check out this video from Assembly Member Diegnan, who joined us at an East Brunswick picket: