Carl Hall is executive officer of the Pacific Media Workers Guild (TNG-CWA local 39521). A reporter by trade, Hall worked as a science writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for more than 20 years before taking a buyout in 2009.

Support for Striking Verizon Workers Spreads from Coast to Coast

Labor’s battle with Verizon Communications Inc. has spread to the West Coast as 45,000 striking telephone workers across the Northeast rally support nationwide for middle-class jobs.

That's why rowdy pickets of CWA members and their allies have been showing up daily at Verizon Wireless retail outlets. Members of the San Francisco Labor Council staged one of the biggest Bay Area rallies Wednesday, including members of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, NABET and other CWA units as well as other labor allies.