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Verizon, XO Communications say strike is not delaying fiber deal

An XO Communications executive's statement that Verizon's wireline worker strike, which is now in its fourth week, is delaying the carrier's pending acquisition of XO's fiber network, is not the case and was "taken out of context," a spokesperson said.

Verizon wireline strikers arrested outside company's annual stockholders meeting

Verizon's striking workforce's frustration continues to rise as 15 people were arrested outside of the company's shareholders meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Verizon says replacement workers completed 15K new FiOS installs during strike

Verizon says that the thousands of replacement workers it has dispatched during the current wireline worker strike is helping it close the installation and repair gap for FiOS and other wireline services.

Verizon accused of trying to force customers off copper and onto fiber

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, along with public interest groups Common Cause and Public Knowledge, are accusing Verizon of threatening to shut off DSL and copper services for customers if they don't move over to Verizon's fiber network.

Verizon accused by CWA, consumer groups of forcing copper customers onto fiber

Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber.

Verizon deploys temps as CWA strike enters third week

Verizon has deployed thousands of re-directed and temporary employees to fill in holes, as a strike by unionized wireline workers drags on.

Verizon deploys additional contractors as CWA, IBEW reject telco's new labor offer

Verizon has made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.

Verizon presents 'last, best final' labor contract offer to wireline union workers

Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.

CWA union claims Verizon temps are endangering citizens with shoddy wireline work

Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."

Verizon customers' perception of FiOS, wireless drops as worker strike rages on

As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.