ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thousands of workers at Verizon Wireless are prepared to walk off the job if they don’t reach a new labor agreement with the telecom giant.
Around 40,000 Verizon employees are prepared to strike. The workers primarily service the company’s traditional phone business. They’ve gone without a contract since August.
Their union says it’s trying to stop Verizon from moving jobs offshore or cutting benefits for injured workers.
Union workers trained to cover new assignments in the event of a strike.