By Cristian Salazar
NEW YORK -- Forty-five thousand Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) workers from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., went on strike Sunday after negotiations fizzled over a new labor contract for more than one-fifth of the company's work force.
Verizon is the nation's largest wireless carrier, but the contract that expired at midnight Saturday covers workers in the company's wireline division, which includes local-phone operations, services for businesses and governments and long-haul wholesale traffic.
|Workers picket Sunday in front of Verizon's New York headquarters.|
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