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CWAAugust 15, 1989, Gerry Horgan, a 34 year-old chief steward of CWA Local 1103 and NYNEX striker in Valhalla, N.Y., was struck on the picket line by a car driven by the daughter of a plant manager and died the following day. What was to become a 4-month strike over healthcare benefits was only in its second week.

At his funeral, a line of thousands of CWA members wearing red stretched for more than a mile along the route to the church. Today, and every Thursday, CWA members wear red to honor Gerry's memory and to show that we are united in the fight for justice for all working people.