Tens of thousands of Verizon workers on the east coast have walked off the job this morning

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of workers joined picket lines as you were getting breakfast this morning--including workers in Syracuse, Oneonta, Vestal, and Watertown. In Pennsylvania, after 10 months of failed contract negotiations, thousands are striking in the Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Workers claim the company has unfairly outsourced 5,000 jobs to Mexico and the Philipines this year, despite tens of billions of dollars in profits.

The company says it has a plan in place so service is not disrupted.