45,000 Verizon employees, who for years have been paid middle class or better wages for what is essentially skilled labor, are pissed that the company no longer wishes to be looted. They are currently on strike.
I would hope that Verizon would teach them a "sucks to be you" lesson, but I doubt that it will happen. Verizon is a publicly owned company. While an owner or a small group of owners might do it, a company in which the ownership is widely distributed has no real core that can say "Enough is enough!" Those who are in charge live in fear of lawsuits, either from the union or shareholders. So they will simply strike some sort of bargain that will keep the status quo going a while longer.