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Dec 3, 2014 7:00 PM

Fairpoint workers feeling financial struggle


KEENE - "As long as it takes, as long as it takes," said Eric Webber, a FairPoint lineman, about getting his job back.

"I'm a single father that has a 10-year-old daughter, and it's challenging sometimes to go through this strike because you're on a single income and you're trying to provide for your family," said Webber.

Fellow picketer Sam Johnson says he tried to get a part-time job to support his family.

"Here I am approaching my 62nd birthday with my youngest just starting college and we were in the position where we had to tell our son, you're going to be working next semester and not going to school," said Johnson.

This Christmas, Webber is trying to make sure he can afford to have his little girl get a visit from Santa.

"Things will be a little bit different this year, but with the support of everybody we're hoping that Santa will come through," said Webber.

Fairpoint offered strikers an invitation to come back to work, however based on the terms, workers have continued to strike.


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