Verizon braces for employee strike

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Nearly 40,000 Verizon employees are prepared to strike as early as Wednesday morning if they do not reach a new labor agreement with the telecom giant.

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.

Verizon says the company has thousands of non-union workers trained to cover new assignments in the event of a strike.

8News reached out to local Verizon stores on the potential strike, and they had no comment.

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