MIT Prof: 'Pressures Are Building' In Contract Dispute Between Verizon, Employees03:46

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More than a month after Verizon landline and cable workers walked off their jobs, union leaders and company officials are set to resume contract negotiations on Tuesday.

About 40,000 workers on the East Coast are on strike. They've been without a contract for the past 10 months, and they say Verizon is trying to cut their pensions and change work rules. Verizon says it has to offset increasing health care and retirement costs.

Professor Tom Kochan, co-director of MIT's Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, joined Morning Edition to discuss the contract dispute.

This segment aired on May 17, 2016.


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