Verizon Threatens to Suspend Strikers' Health Insurance

Wednesday is day 10 of the Verizon strike. For 240 hours, 45,000 unionized members of the company's traditional telephone division have rotated shifts at picket lines down the East Coast. But Verizon hasn't budged in its demands, and the company is pushing harder. On August 31, the company says it will suspend basic health insurance and medical benefits for all workers still on strike, reported the Wall Street Journal.