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NYC: Verizon Workers Among 27,000 at Sanders Rally in Washington Square Park

HeadlineApr 14, 2016

Both Democratic presidential candidates joined Verizon workers on the picket lines in New York City. Speaking in his home borough of Brooklyn, Sanders criticized Verizon.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “It’s not a question of excited. It’s a question of workers standing up for justice, taking on a large, greedy corporation who wants to outsource good-paying jobs, who wants to take away healthcare benefits from its workers. But somehow, they do have enough money to pay their CEO $20 million a year. What this union and its workers are standing up for is justice, and I stand with them today.”

On Wednesday evening, Bernie Sanders drew one of his largest crowds to date in New York City’s Washington Square Park. His campaign put the crowd at 27,000 people. The entire front section appeared to be striking Verizon workers. Meanwhile, Verizon’s CEO hit back at Sanders in a blog post, calling the senator’s views “contemptible.” Hillary Clinton’s critics have pointed out the Clinton campaign has received tens of thousands of dollars from Verizon executives and lobbyists. Verizon paid Clinton $225,000 for a 2013 speech. On Wednesday, Sanders won the endorsement of the New York City transit workers union, while Clinton was backed by an electrical workers union.

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