Tensions Mount As Verizon Strike Continues
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police were called after some Verizon employees in Dormont left work to find their vehicles chained in at a parking lot.
It’s believed the chain was put up by striking workers.
Police came with bolt cutters and removed the chain. They say they are still investigating.
Meanwhile, an Allegheny County judge signed an order prohibiting striking workers from blocking the entrance to any Verizon offices or job sites. Striking workers are also prohibited from interfering with business by threatening or harassing customers.
Also, Verizon officials claim some striking workers are sabotaging service. On Monday, the company reported at least a dozen acts of sabotage.
They say fiber-optic lines were cut in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. That knocked out phone, Internet and television service to countless customers.
Union officials say accusing them of sabotage is a management tactic used to discredit the union.
Stay with KDKA for Jon Greiner’s full report on this developing story.