The Latest: Sanders joins striking workers at Verizon office

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders joined striking union workers on a picket line outside a Verizon office. He was showing solidarity with 39,000 workers on the East Coast who walked off the job earlier Wednesday.

Sanders said the workers were displaying courage for standing up against the telecommunications giant. "I know your families are going to pay a price," he bellowed into a microphone at a raucous gathering.

The Vermont senator thanked the workers "on behalf of every worker in America who is facing the same kind of pressure."