Yesterday members of the Solidarity Committee of CNY joined Verizon workers in downtown Syracuse for an informational picket. The contract of 35,000 unionized Verizon workers expires on Sunday at 12:01 am. Key issues in the negotiations between Communications Workers of America and Verizon include job security, outsourcing, health care, and pensions. Verizon, which made more than $19 billion in profits over the last four years, is trying to short change its workers. Last week, CWA members voted to authorize a strike against Verizon if an agreement is not reached.