Skip to comments.45,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike Over Contract
Posted on 08/06/2011 10:43:13 PM PDT by Wiggins
Tens of thousands of unionized Verizon Communications Inc. workers from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., went on strike early Sunday after they failed to agree on a new labor contract with the telecommunications company.
The Communications Workers of America said negotiations in Philadelphia and New York stalled Saturday night after Verizon continued to demand more than 100 concessions from workers and the unions refused to budge.
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We’re in a recession. Unemployment is 9.1%... or higher. The credit rating just got downgraded. And these people want to go on strike.
I am betting, in a major economic disturbance that people wont give up their $150 family 4g plan...
I know someone in management for Verizon in TX that is going to be a replacement worker. They’re pretty worried about being away from home for an extended period and also about safety.
These spoiled jackasses wanted 100 concessions?? Most people in America want one..to be employed. I’ll bet thousands of let-go IT guys in the past 3 months alone would be glad to take the jobs of these clowns.
45,000 jobs just opened up. Good Lord. It would take a few days to get them back to 100% with the skill and talent ready to go. So be it.
Union popularity has been trending down for years.
There are hundreds of unemployed people for every one job opening.
One would think that these union workers would discern that this isn’t 1972.
Then again, they are leftists.
I love it!
Verizon is the single worst service or product I have come across in my 53 years of life!
I hope they all get axed.
Obviously, they believe in their pro-union president.
Doesn’t seem like a very smart move in this day and age.
Can you hear me now?
The idiots need to understand this is no time to be demanding a damn thing. The fools will be replaced with those ready to go.
LOL. Prefect© timing. /s
not open, lost, the company can just move to another state or another country
The Union is about to learn about the folly of striking during a depression.
It makes you wonder sometimes what these people could be thinking of.
The Bell operating companies always string a strike along until the wages and benefits saved during the strike exceed the concessions they intend to offer at the table. The more they ask, the longer the strike will run. The union members ALWAYS lose. The fat cat union bosses really don't give a damn. They understand the game. The BOCs usually learn what union labor they can do without in the strike too. While I was out, the computer facility was fitted with new robotic tape handlers. 100% of the non-management personnel handling tapes on my floor were out of a job at the end of the strike. One manager could swap out the 8mm tapes each morning on the UNIX boxes. The big robotic tape handlers cared for the mainframes. In the desert, the step by step switches were replaced with new digital switching machines that are remotely administered. Most of the non-management folks in the desert didn't have a job after the strike either. I took advantage of having the non-management folks out of the CO buildings and fixed many trouble tickets that they refused to work while they had a contract. Tough beans guys. They got fixed while you were making idiots of yourselves in the parking lot.
Didn't much care for the company, but hated the union. What a bunch of con men.
I am switching to t-mobile myself..been a Verizon Wireless customer for 7 years but wanted to get an Android phone for the first time and with Verizon the data plan package is ridiculously expensive so I am hopping on board my sister’s family plan that she shares with her husband. Instead of paying 38.50 now and I only get 400 min and 100 text messages, I am going to pay 30 bucks, get 500 min, unlimited texts and 2gb of internet so I am gaining instead of losing