45,000 Verizon Workers Just Went On Strike

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45,000 unionized workers at Verizon went on strike Sunday after their labour contract expired. The two sides couldn’t come to terms following nearly two months of negotiations.

Most of the employees on strike are field technicians or work in call centres, so Verizon’s landline customer support services may be affected. The company has assured its customers that there will be only limited disruption, and that it has already put into effect a contingency plan.

It appears that they’re still pretty far away from a deal. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) stated that there were still about 100 concessionary proposals left on the table when the contract expired last night. Picketers say the strike could last months, according to nj.com.

It’s the first strike at Verizon in 11 years. Back in 2000, the 86,000 workers that left work sat out for nearly three weeks until a deal was reached.

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