The phone, TV and Internet company and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired.
The unions say the telecom giant is demanding that workers sharply increase their health care contributions and make concession on pensions.
Most of the workers are members of the Communications Workers of America.
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom’s push in both mobile and advertising fields.
There was controversy on Tuesday, over a proposal to put a cell phone antenna next to a church cross in one New Jersey neighborhood.
The military uses drones to carry bombs or conduct surveillance, but anyone can buy a drone without a weapon that uses high-definition cameras and GPS, even criminals.
The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.
The special offer looks like it’s coming from an Verizon Wireless customer service phone number. But it’s really a scam.
Concerns have arisen on the Upper West Side, as some residents have said they have been running into issues calling 911. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, the callers have found themselves connected to dispatchers across the Hudson River in New Jersey.
A Verizon facility where workers keep their vehicles partially collapsed during Thursday’s powerful winter storm.
Vincent Gargano of Setauket cut a Cablevision fiber optic cable wire and another Cablevision wire on Jan. 7, police said. The outage affected about 6,000 customers.
Verizon Wireless customers can now use their cellphones in 35 of New York City’s underground subway stations.
Not sure which team has the edge in Super Bowl XLVIII? Just look up. The ESB is teaming up with Verizon ahead of Sunday’s Denver-Seattle matchup for what’s being touted as “the first-ever social media-driven” light show.
The entire NYPD except 1 Police Plaza lost access to its data systems Thursday due to a Verizon outage.
FDNY alarm boxes were all back up and running in Manhattan early Wednesday, after an infrastructure failure shut them down.