NEW YORK - (AP) - Verizon says striking workers have taken theirdemonstrations too far, and the telecommunications company ispursuing legal action in five Eastern states to limit picketing andstop what it claims is harassment, possible sabotage and blockingaccess to its facilities.

The company sought a court order Wednesday in New York and gotone Monday in Pennsylvania.

A Verizon Communication Inc. spokesman says the company got asimilar order Wednesday in Delaware and has legal action going inNew Jersey and Massachusetts.

A Communications Workers of America spokeswoman didn'timmediately return a phone call Wednesday. The union has said itdoesn't condone illegal activity.

Some 45,000 Verizon landline workers struck Sunday fromMassachusetts to Virginia.

The New York-based company says managers have filled in for thestriking workers.