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Striking Verizon workers protest in front of CEO's upscale home

Striking Verizon ( VZ ) workers brought the labor dispute to the front lawn of the telecommunications giant's top official, The Associated Press reports .

As the protest reaches the two-week mark, there are indications of disrupted service caused by the estimated 45,000 union members whose contracts expired August 6. Protests from Virginia to Massachusetts, organized by Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, began that night and the Thursday eve demonstration in front of the North Jersey mansion of Lowell C. McAdam sought to contrast blue-collar worker demands and the lifestyle of high-level executives.

"Historically we know that you can't pull out of any system 45,000 people who are the hands and minds of the company's product and expect to provide the same level of service as before," George Kohl, special assistant to the president of the C.W.A, told The New York Times. "The managers who are replacing them don't perform these functions nearly as efficiently."

A recent college graduate relocating from Illinois to North Jersey ordered Verizon television and Internet services and was given an installation date of December 30, The New York Times reports.

The chief executive officer's ritzy residence in Mendham, New Jersey was where striking workers were bused to demonstrate against revoked benefits.

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