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Verizon Union Workers End Strike

About 45,000 employees will return to work, though a deal has yet to be struck.

Verizon Communications and union leaders on Saturday said that striking employees in the area will return to work on Tuesday, though there's no deal on a new contract.

The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said they've agreed to stop the two-week strike because the provider of phone, cable and Internet services started to bargain in good faith.

Union employees will work under the terms of the contract that expired on Aug. 6, the day before Verizon workers walked out. There's no deadline to reach a new deal, Verizon added in a statement.

Since then, there have been protests

Verizon also said it planned to "quickly address any backlog in repairs and unfulfilled requests for service."

Andrew B. Herzman August 22, 2011 at 02:26 PM
At least some places still have unions. News 12 won't allow a union in. http://unionbusting.yolasite.com/
Andrew B. Herzman August 23, 2011 at 02:29 PM
LOL A Tea Partyer with a husband who works for a union?
Andrew B. Herzman August 23, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Everybody has a right to an opinion, outnumberd or not. This is still a free country with free speech. How dare you suggest someone "go away"!!!
BOBPALAIDIN August 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM
You union lovers make me sick and you know why? You know that unions and Karl Marx have a lot in common, right? What happened to Marx? Unions have destroyed this country. Good companies have always takes care of their work force. Thay know that a happy worker is a good worker. We never needed unions and do not this day as well. Trust in the company to do the right thing and they will. Compaies like Enron are few and far between. Most are like Disney who love and care for their work force. Look what unions did to the auto industry. Now Japan cars made here are non-union and are the best cars in the world. No unions in Italy or Germany too and their cars are pretty darn good too. Unions=death to America. How come the biggest producer of goods in the world-China, has no unions? Don't need them that's why.

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