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Verizon Information Services and CWA Reach Tentative Agreement

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DALLAS -- Verizon Information Services and the Communications Workers of America reached tentative agreement last night on model amendments to each of the six expired collective bargaining agreements for the VIS New York sales offices in Albany, Buffalo, Long Island, Manhattan, Syracuse and Westchester.

The New York employees have been on strike since Oct. 31, 2005.

The tentative agreements are subject to ratification by the membership in each of these sales offices. If the contracts are ratified -- a process that should take about a week -- employees will return to work beginning Feb. 6, 2006.

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About Verizon Yellow Pages: Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE:VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon Yellow Pages; Verizon (, the nation's best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the Superpages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (