Verizon: Strike would not slow FiOS

While Verizon employees handed out strike fliers in Washington, D.C., and a day after the Communications Workers of America described ongoing contract negotiations as "disappointly slow," Verizon insisted that if there were a strike, its well-thought-out contengency plan would keep FiOS deployment progress moving.

That plan would include use of retirees, contractors, and if necessary, the importing of workers from Western states where there are fewer unionized employees than in Verizon's East coast stronghold. Such moves certainly would be costly to the company, and you could see skilled employees working in unfamiliar environments like New York City, Verizon newest target for FiOS deployment.

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