Verizon and union officials representing about 39,000 striking landline and cable workers have agreed to restart negotiations.
Workers in nine Eastern States, including Virginia and in Washington, D.C.,walked off the job April 13th and have been walking the picket lines ever since. They had been working without a contract since last August and negotiations have been unsuccessful.
A key issue is the closing of domestic call centers and sending the work abroad. Verizon already has call-center operations in Mexico, India and the Philippines.