CONCORD, N.H. — Two hundred FairPoint Communications workers promised on Friday to remain on strike until company officials return to the bargaining table, even as the 10-week-old strike begins to take a personal and financial toll on the workers and their families.

“The fight is not just for us, it’s for our kids and all of our members,” said Liz Brown, who’s worked for the telecommunications company for 18 years.

Gov. Maggie Hassan met with FairPoint officials on Tuesday at the Statehouse and urged them to work in good faith with their employees, her spokesman said.

Workers at Friday’s rally showed no signs of giving up soon. Many tied their messages for a fair contract to the holiday season; one worker dressed as Santa held a sign that read “All Santa Claus wants for Christmas is a fair deal from FairPoint.”

Brown, of Raymond, said she found a seasonal job to make up for wages lost during the strike, but that job ends Sunday. She won’t be buying Christmas presents this year. Her husband’s salary covers their mortgage, but paying bills is tough.