Striking Verizon workers gathered for a rally in front of Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Station Square and then marched to company’s headquarters downtown.
Verizon Spokesperson Lee Gierczynski can’t say how many people in our area may be waiting for landline phone service to be restored for various reasons, but he says the wait is definitely longer than normal.
Phone service went out in Lemont Furnace and Verizon believes saboteurs were possibly behind it. The phones went out because someone got into a locked underground vault with a key and turned off the breakers.
Police were called after some Verizon employees in Dormont left work to find their vehicles chained in at a parking lot.
With hundreds of local Verizon workers on strike, what does it mean for customers? Many of the people on the picket lines are from the call centers. While they’re out, you may get automated services.
KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with Marge Krueger, administrative director with District 2-13 of the Communications Workers of America, about the 45,000 Verizon employees currently on strike due to an impasse in new contract negotiations.
Verizon workers nationwide are on strike, including roughly 12,000 local employees. The walkout began over the weekend after negotiations failed. A large protest was held at 8 a.m. outside of Verizon’s downtown headquarters.
More than 12,000 local Verizon workers have joined other union workers in a nationwide strike against Verizon.
State police in Westmoreland County are searching for whoever is stealing large amounts of wire from local businesses.
Business seems to booming for text message spammers. However, there are ways you can prevent them from reaching your cell phone.
Telephone service was knocked out for more than 100 homes. Officials with Verizon say a fiber optic cable was partially cut.
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