Chris Simmons, left, and several hundred Verizon employees picket outside the company's headquarters, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in New York. Thousands of striking workers in Verizon Communication Inc.'s ... more 
Chris Simmons, left, and several hundred Verizon employees picket outside the company's headquarters, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in New York. Thousands of striking workers in Verizon Communication Inc.'s landline division joined picket lines and rallies Monday at company offices from Massachusetts to Virginia, a union official said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mark Lennihan
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 12:17 PM EDT