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Sanders cheers 39K Verizon strikers in Md., other states

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job. Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn they displayed courage by standing up to ...

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Verizon grants total $1.6 million

Verizon awarded $1.6 million in grants in 2014 in Maryland, the company announced. The grants went to organizations in the areas of domestic violence awareness and prevention, health care and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. In addition, Verizon ...

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Verizon moves $7.5B in pension obligations to Prudential; challenge fails

NEW YORK — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday it has transferred $7.5 billion in pension obligations to Prudential Insurance after a retiree association failed to persuade a court to stop the move. Members of the Association of BellTel ...

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Verizon offering buyouts to 1,700 wireline workers

NEW YORK — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. is offering buyouts to 1,700 workers, mainly call-center employees and technicians, as it continues to shrink its wireline business. The offer applies to less than 1 percent of Verizon’s overall workforce of ...

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Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has ruled as constitutional a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program. Thursday’s unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. ...

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Verizon land line workers take to picket line

Thousands of Verizon landline workers took to picket lines Monday from Massachusetts to Baltimore to Virginia, fighting management demands for contract givebacks and disputing that their work is unprofitable. Verizon Communication Inc. countered that its 45,000 unionized workers in the ...

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