Verizon strike enters 5th day
The Verizon strike entered its fifth day today with local union workers once again gathering on the picket lines at the company's central office in Peekskill.
More than 45,000 Verizon workers from New York to Massachusetts began the strike after contract negotiations broke down over the weekend. They claim that Verizon is asking for too many contract concessions, including contributions to employee pensions and health care.
Verizon is now seeking legal action against union leaders in several states, including New York, claiming sabotage, harassment and alleging workers are blocking access to its facilities.
Company officials say fiber optic and phone lines in Pomona and Harriman State Park have been deliberately cut. Union leaders are denying the claims.
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