CenturyLink reaches deal with union

DENVER - CenturyLink and its largest union have announced a deal that could avoid a strike of 11,000 workers.

The agreement reached late Tuesday covers employees in 13 mostly western states. A strike could have disrupted phone and Internet service for millions of consumers.

According to the Denver Post, the proposed agreement offers lump-sum increases and wage increases. It also provides new limitations on CenturyLink's ability to transfer jobs to offshore call centers.

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