Verizon workers going back to work, without deal

(AP) - Ten of thousands of Verizon workers will return to work Tuesday after a strike that lasted about two weeks.The Communication Workers of America

NEW YORK - (AP) - Ten of thousands of Verizon workers will return to work Tuesday after a strike that lasted about two weeks.

The Communication Workers of America and the InternationalBrotherhood of Electrical Workers issued a statement saying theyhave agreed to come back to work while they continue to negotiatewith Verizon Communications Inc.

About 45,000 Verizon landline workers from Massachusetts toVirginia went on strike on Aug. 7, fighting management demands forcontract givebacks. At issue is the company's declining landlinebusiness in an age of mobile phones.

"The major issues remain to be discussed, but overall, issuesnow are focused and narrowed," the statement from the CWA and IBEWsaid.

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