Roughly 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday morning after failing to ink a new contract with the company.
The strike — the largest of its kind in the U.S. in five years — stretches down the East Coast, from Massachusetts to Virginia, and involves mostly Verizon technicians and customer service representatives.
The employees are represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions. They have been working without a contract since August.
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