Nearly 40,000 Verizon Workers Go on Strike Amid Contract Dispute — This Is What They Want

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2016
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About 39,000 Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago.

The workers, members of two unions – the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – represent installers, customer service employees, repairmen and other service workers in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., for Verizon’s wireline business, which provides fixed-line phone services and FiOS Internet service.

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