Verizon Workers

Verizon worker Steven Simard, of Danvers, Mass., right, holds a placard and chants slogans from a picket line outside a Verizon office, in Boston, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. About 45,000 Verizon landline workers from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike Sunday, fighting management demands for contract givebacks. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)