August 7th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

Verizon workers go on strike

Verizon workers, including call center employees and cable workers, have gone on strike. The move could cause delays in service, according to a report in the New York Times Sunday.

The workers are associated with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers who disagree with concessions that the telecommunications company wants to make to employee health care coverage and pension plans. The strike covers workers from Massachusetts to Virgina, the Times and the Huffington Post reports.

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  1. What?

    How's that strike working for you now? No pay for you, but yet your wonderful union still gets their money. Genius idea to strike during a recession. You should all be replaced.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Union worker

      You must be a conservative or a tea party member

      August 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nytw

    If these union members are like the union members I know they are getting exactly what they deserve. I know many union members that constantly complain about big liberal government and how the tea parry and rick perry and sarah paln and john boehner are right. They want the government to cut waste. So I think Verizon should cut waste by cutting their pay to that of the average American and their benefits to what the average American gets.

    August 20, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
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