Apr 26, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

Verizon Strike 2016 Update: Employees Continue Their Fight For A Better Contract

The latest Verizon strike 2016 update revealed that employees have continued their fight for better compensation and benefits. This comes after more than 35,000 employees went on strike last Apr. 13.

The Quad reported that the Verizon strike 2016 is caused by contract disputes. Employees' protests and picket lines stretched across the Northeast.

Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers rallied outside the company's locations. "The company, despite their profits, is unwilling to put any profit our way," Michael LaRose of Valley Forge said.

Before the strike, LaRose worked at the South High Street Verizon building. Mike Davis, the international staff representative for the Communications Workers of America, also shared his thoughts on the company.

"We want the work generated in our states to stay in our states," Davis stated. "The company is refusing to do anything about any proposals we have."

Davis started working as the staff representative in 2011 when the CWA organized a strike against the company for contract disputes still. "We want to have a contract that keeps jobs in our hometown that keeps our families in our hometown," he added.

Apparently, the newest version of Verizon's contract would widen the transfer radius even further. This means that the company can easily relocate employees without being liable for financial assistance.

According to Asbury Park Press, hundreds of Verizon workers rallied right outside New Jersey's capitol building. The employees had a message for the company's chief executive, Lowell Adam.

"We want a fair contract," Matawan resident Gino Gianfrancesco told the publication. "We want to keep good paying, middle class jobs here in America and we just want good jobs."

"Sooner or later, this company will get the message," Dennis G. Trainor, vice president of CWA District One admitted. "We are committed to a fair contract and we will stay out for as long as it takes. One day longer."

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