Verizon workers have rejected claims by the company that their return to work marks a victory for the company.
Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.
CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.
The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.