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45K Verizon Workers Strike

Telecom wants cutbacks, but workers say company still profitable

(Newser) - About 45,000 Verizon workers from the landline side of the telecom's mid-Atlantic and northeast regions went on strike today, the first such walkout in 11 years, reports the Wall Street Journal . Verizon is seeking concessions from its two major unions in the face of declining landline revenues, thanks... More »

Verizon, Unions Reach Deal

Three-year contract protects health benefits for current workers, retirees, adds jobs

(Newser) - Verizon Communications and two labor unions representing 65,000 workers struck a 3-year deal yesterday, staving off a strike set for today, reports the Wall Street Journal. The contract, which replaces one that expired Aug. 2, adds 2,500 union jobs and protects the health benefits of current union members... More »

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