About 40,000 Verizon wireline workers walk off the job

April 13, 2016 12:15 PM

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About 40,000 Verizon wireline workers walk off the job

Verizon Communications Inc's (VZ.N) wireline employees walked off the job on Wednesday in one of the largest U.S. strikes in recent years after contract talks reached an impasse.

The strike was called by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - unions that jointly represent nearly 40,000 employees in Verizon's wireline operations.

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