May 24, 2016 04:33 AM EDT

Verizon Strike Update: Rift Further Escalates; Union Workers' Children Join Their Parents On Picket Line

The world has seen how Verizon and its operations have been crippled by the union workers' unrest. Recent news and updates regarding the Verizon strike indicated that the rift is escalating, and the union workers children are now on the picket line to join their parents.

It appears that the children have joined the rift against Verizon. The Verizon strike picket are now filled with children from Indianapolis to Philadelphia, and there were new, younger voices joining the usual chant on the Verizon strike picket lines on Saturday: "What do we want? A contract! When do we want it? Now!" reports Common Dreams.

Children of striking workers joined their parents for 25 nationwide "Family Day" protests organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), one of the unions behind the strike and holding cotton candy, balloons, and handmade protest signs, the children called for what their parents have asked for from the start: a fair contract, keeping their jobs in their communities, and putting a stop to pension cuts and off shoring of middle-class jobs, reports the same post.

To prove the dissatisfaction of the workers regarding the given offer, CWA released a statement indicating, "Despite $1.5 billion in monthly profits and a record $39 billion in profits over the last three years, Verizon is trying to force concessions that would devastate families and kill good jobs."

Jobs & Hire reported that Verizon and the union workers would face off to settle the rift and ultimately negotiate the crisis to end the division.

With that in mind, it stands to reason that the negotiation might be prolonged as the offering did not bode well for the union workers and it is depicted in the current scenario seen on the streets wherein children have joined their parents cause to call attention to Verizon's offerings and voice out their dismay.

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