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. Barack Trollbama

    Everything good was my idea.. Everything bad was someone else's..

    August 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Marc in Florida

    Good News – the unions are in a fight for survival. Others union members should join and draw a line in the sand. It's time Reagan and Republican union busting was brought to an end. Every union should support this rally and spread the word, "We are made as hell and are not going to take it anymore!!!!"

    August 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Bond

      Verizon should shut the land business down and let the strikers find job in this market.

      August 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denise Squillante

      I totaly agree, we have to stand strong together against Corporate Greed or they'll be no end to what they can and will do to us so they can get richer and richer....they do not care about the middle class, we have to make them stand up and take notice

      August 8, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shawnilla

    Strikes are good but this one is not so good cause I use Sprint, better any way they don't need Varizon. They should not have Vaeizon.
    Strikes are good because the worker.

    August 8, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Kati

      Shawnilla, fyi Sprint, AT&T and all the other cell phones companies USE verzins landline towers for their service, just so you know.

      August 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Good morning all. I hope the Verizon folks will be @ work soon. We all need money.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Hey sista. I use verizon myself. I hope the strike ends soon too.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tony Parker

    My verizon never has a dropped call.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Good for you Tony. What do you want us to do?

    August 8, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    I think he wants a medal...

    August 8, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tony Parker

    Gee I'm just saying.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    You girls are getting kind of sassy don't you think?

    August 8, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mack

    @gung hoe. Don't be such a hoe. No one is asking you jack.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    No need to get so rude Mack.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    Hey raven. Do I look like I need help from a female for a jerk like Mack. Do I seem that weak?

    August 8, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tony Parker

    I have a samsung with verizon.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    No. You actually *seem* impotent.

    August 8, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
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