Tempers flare as Verizon strike heats up

Tempers flared today as hundreds of Verizon workers manned the picket line during the second day of their strike.

At Verizon headquarters in Yonkers, strikers tried to stop trucks from leaving the garage and shouted obscenities at workers who crossed their lines.

Police have put up barricades to help control the crowd.

More than 45,000 Verizon workers from the Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. went on strike after contract negotiations fell through on Sunday night.

Verizon says it's asking for contract changes because its land-line business has been declining for more than a decade.

The union says Verizon wants worker concessions at a time when it's making billions in profits.

A Verizon spokesman says thousands of managers have been sent to help work in the affected states.

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