36,000 Verizon union workers are set to strike tomorrow [telecom]

A contract dispute still hasn't been settled

By Colin Lecher

Two unions that represent thousands of Verizon employees say they will go on strike tomorrow morning, after negotiations have failed to produce new contracts.

The unions - the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - are planning to start the strike at 6AM ET. The disputed contracts expired in August 2015 and cover East Coast Verizon workers "from Massachusetts to Virginia," the CWA said in a statement. About 36,000 employees are affected by the dispute, according to a statement from Verizon. The CWA claims a strike of those workers will result in "by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years."

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