Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers to strike starting Wednesday

FILE - In this Aug 7, 2011, file photo, a union strike sign hangs below Verizon's corporate logo in front of a facility in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Workers across the east cost may soon find themselves picketing one of the largest companies in the U.S.

Officials with the CWA Union say nearly 40,000 employees will walk off the job Wednesday if an agreement isn’t reached after 10 months of bargaining with the major communications corporation.

The dispute is over issues like healthcare, offshoring jobs, wage and benefits improvements and job security for workers.

A strike would reach across a handful of states, disrupting the company’s day-to-day in a host of cities — including Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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