Largest Labor Strike in Years

After failing to reach a new labor agreement, 36,000 Verizon workers left their positions and joined a national strike against the telecommunications provider.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the largest strike in the United States since 2011, when 45,000 of Verizon’s workers united against the company for its “exploitative” nature.

The workers’ union explains that the main reason for the strike is to prevent Verizon from moving jobs offshore and cutting benefits for injured workers.