Members of the two unions on strike against FairPoint Communications rallied in Montpelier Thursday. They were more than a month past their last paychecks. The company has also discontinued their health insurance.
Lineman Kevin Major of Barre Town says he’s living off savings and some part time work.
“Doing some side jobs, fall cleanups and stuff like that, trying to pick up a little bit of money here and there," says Major, a 27 year veteran with FairPoint and its predecessors.