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Verizon originally pushed for a pension freeze for current workers, significantly higher employee contributions for health coverage, an end to all job security provisions and freedom to do as much outsourcing as it wanted. As part of the deal, union officials said, the company will maintain the same level of health coverage and the workers will pay 20 percent of their overall health coverage costs, roughly double the old percentage. That provision is expected to increase out-of-pocket health care costs for family coverage by more than $1,000 a year.