Verizon workers strike after contract negotiations fall through
More than 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike at midnight after contract negations fell through.
The strike affects workers from Massachusetts through Washington, D.C., including workers in the New York region.
Verizon wants its workers to pay more for their health care costs, but workers say it is about corporate greed.
Company officials say the average salaries for the workers is between $75,000 and $91,000 in the New York area.