Dec 19, 2014 10:48 AM
PORTSMOUTH - Christmas came early for the hundreds of striking FairPoint employees who have children. The union workers have been on strike for 10 weeks and many weren't sure what their holiday season would be like. In the matter of just a few weeks, more than 1,000 donations have come in from across the world to help make sure these families can have a nice Christmas.
The outpouring of support was clear at the CWA union hall in Portsmouth Friday, as striking workers loaded up trucks and vans to deliver the toys to families in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, the three states served by FairPoint workers.
Many who are receiving the gifts for their kids are overwhelmed. They say they are usually the ones holding drives for people in need during the holidays.
1,700 FairPoint workers walked off the job on October 17th. They say they won't go back to work until the company negotiates a contract with them. The company has since hired replacemnt workers.
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