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Tensions are high after second day of Verizon strikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The second day of a strike by Verizon workers turned ugly after union representatives accused managers of injuring three workers while driving past picket lines, and the phone giant complained of a spike in network sabotage cases. About 45,000 workers in Verizon Communications’ Northeast wireline unit,…

45,000 Verizon workers strike

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Unions representing 45,000 Verizon Communications workers called for a strike as negotiations failed for a new labor contract that expired at midnight on Saturday. Verizon and the unions — The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – had been in talks…