Bosses and workers across the country have a stake in the outcome of the strike by the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers against Verizon.
As climate activists prepare for Break Free 2016, organizers could do more to incorporate unions in their plan to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Gregg Levine is a contributor to Truthout and the former managing editor of Firedoglake. For more of his work, please visit his site, capitoilette. Follow Gregg on Twitter: @GreggJLevine.