Verizon workers set to go on strike if deal isn’t met

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. Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Thousands of Verizon workers could be walking off the job on Wednesday.

That’s if they don’t reach a new labor agreement with the company.

40,000 Verizon employees say they’ve gone without a contract since August.

Their union says its trying to stop Verizon from moving jobs offshore or cutting benefits for injured workers.

Verizon says the company has thousands of non-union workers trained to cover new assignments in the event of a strike.

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