Verizon avoids strike, for now65,000 employees of Verizon represented by the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers agreed to postpone any strike after their contracts expired over the weekend. The unions agreed to indefinitely hold off on any work stoppage because progress was being made on the health benefits and job security fronts. Verizon has been aggressively replacing unionized employees with non-union technicians by outsourcing work to subcontractors. [WSJ] (Photo by AP/Mike Groll)