Over 36,000 Verizon workers are on strike. According to the workers, it's due to poor working conditions like jobs that have been outsourced overseas and to non-union, low-wage workers and that workers are being sent out of state to work. This is even though some workers had said they were not able to travel when they were interviewed for the job.
Many technicians have to drive into remote areas in their company trucks. They are often there for a couple of weeks, staying motels and getting around $35 for their meals. In some cases, the workers are paid overtime, but that is not a guarantee.