Five hundred Western New Yorkers that work at Verizon could be part of a nationwide strike 6 a.m. on Wednesday if Verizon does not negotiate a new contract with two labor unions who claim the company is not bargaining fairly.

The Buffalo News reported Chris Shelton, president of the Communication Workers of America as saying:

"Unless this company reconsiders its shameful demands, our members will be on strike as of 6 a.m., Wednesday, April 13.”

The previous contract expired on Aug. 1, and both unions have been negotiating for the last 10 months.