Tens of Thousands of Verizon Workers Go on Strike
They can hear them now. Deadlocked over job relocation, health benefit contributions and outsourcing, some 39,000 East Coast members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers land line workers walked off the job this morning. Nearly all of the strikers support land-based phone, Internet and video service, but enough work in the more profitable mobile phone sector that they can legally picket Verizon Wireless stores. The company has pledged uninterrupted service, but the action may delay customer calls as well as underline labor as a presidential campaign issue.