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Verizon wins injunction against striking workers after reports of vandalism...
Toms River News ^ | Aug 15 2011 | Toms River, NJ [srsly!]

Posted on 08/15/2011 12:12:44 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

No vandalism. No violence. No Harassment. No Obstruction. No intimidating. No threatening. No Blocking. No Trespassing. Those were just a few of the restrictions placed on members of the local 827 IBEW bargaining unit, their dependents, minors, households and relatives in an injunction signed by NJ Superior Court Justice Mary Beth Rogers last week.

Rogers also set restrictions on picketing, allowing no more than six picketers at the entrance to any Verizon owned property at any one time. Picketers were also advise that no more than two picketers may picket a private residence of a Verizon employee and must stay more than 10 feet away from any Verizon individuals performing work on a private residence or business. Rogers’ decision also specified picketers may not have animals present or block any ingress or egress to prohibit movement of a Verizon contractor vehicle.

Striking workers have also been barred from entering inside of any Verizon properties unless they are performing their duties as Verizon employees under the direction of Verizon. Rules were also set for recording, video taping or photographing any individual at any Verizon or performing company.

Ironically, section J is one that would normally go without saying, yet is clearly stated:

”Dropping, spreading, throwing, placing or otherwise causing nails, glass, cinder block, spikes, feces, clubs, rocks, screws, or puncture devices of any kind, or other object or debris to be thrown or strewn in, on, or about Verizon’s driveways, parking lots, entrances, exits, vehicles and adjoining roads to any of Verizon’s property or at any work site.”

The order took effect immediately after its filing on August 11th. IBEW 827 agreed to the proposal and posted a $50,000 bond for payment of incurred future damages.

The injunction was sought by Verizon after a series of incidents across New Jersey and other states affected by the strike. In Toms River, Verizon reported FIOS cables were sabotaged and cut, causing an outage and Toms River Police reported striking workers placed nails at the entrance to the company’s Hooper Avenue office.

However, Verizon spokes person Lee Gierczynski said many of the employees in the strike are obeying the law. “The vast majority of our workforce is dedicated, hard-working and committed to doing what’s right for our customers. Unfortunately, there are few bad apples who are tarnishing the reputation of the entire union-represented workforce. ” he said “Our company is taking steps to ensure those who have engaged in illegal and reckless actions they will be dealt with appropriately. Rest assured, we will deal firmly with anyone we can identify. We fully believe those on strike have a right to legally picket and protest. Some, however, have gone to extremes.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: goonions; ibew; java4jay; ruling; strike; telecom; trollhijacking; union; unions; unionthugs; vandalism; verizon
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Full title: "Verizon wins injunction against striking workers after reports of vandalism, violence and harrassment [sic]"

The goons have to be specifically told not to throw feces.

Do they belong in prison, or a zoo?

1 posted on 08/15/2011 12:12:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
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2 posted on 08/15/2011 12:19:17 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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46 Days And FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

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Are You In Or Are You Out?

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3 posted on 08/15/2011 12:25:45 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Good luck with getting this enforced. Cops are union members too, and they tend to be blind to other union members’ transgressions.


4 posted on 08/15/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Hunton Peck

IF the SWA had a lick of Public Relations sense about them they’d:

1) Publicly, forcefully denounce any acts of sabotage.
2) Members would get their asses of the picket-lines and immediately repair damages.
3) Publicly announce that they will do everything possible to aid law enforcement to prosecuting anyone responsible for sabotage to the fullest extent of the law.

If a loved one of mine died because 911 was unavailable due to sabotage, I would SUE the CWA for wrongful death. They’d be guilty of murder.


5 posted on 08/15/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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6 posted on 08/15/2011 12:27:45 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

SWA = CWA, as in the union. Damn fat fingers...


7 posted on 08/15/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Hunton Peck

FBI is involved
http://www.telegram.com/article/20110807/APA/308079975


8 posted on 08/15/2011 12:34:56 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
That howler monkey looks happier than these:


9 posted on 08/15/2011 12:35:50 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Let’s see here, we are at war, and we have saboteurs...

What, legally, can be done to spies, saboteurs and non-uniformed enemy combatants?


10 posted on 08/15/2011 12:36:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 934. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Hunton Peck

My buddy’s dad is a retired foreman for Verizon. They called him up last week to come back to work as a splicer. Cha-ching!


11 posted on 08/15/2011 12:38:50 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’d love to see the people who post here, their reactions if the company they worked for decided to open up for bid their position in the company.

Have you read the company’s proposal; do you know exactly what the company’s new demands are? Remember … someone will always work for less.


12 posted on 08/15/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Hunton Peck
Union Thugs seem to be a given. I've had union members decry violence from unions other than the one they belong to. But it seems to me that Unions always seem to be corrupt to a certain degree. Some are worse than others, but it seems that even the most mundane have their vicious people. Unions seem to have this characteristic, that they are prone to violence. My father was a UBEW member for many years and he told me he saw the thugs move in and take over the leadership of the local. Unless you have extremely strong leadership of a local, the national Union will send in their thugs and corrupt the local.

BTW, does anybody know the issues involved in this strike?
13 posted on 08/15/2011 12:42:16 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: thefactor

My buddy’s dad is a retired foreman for Verizon. They called him up last week to come back to work as a splicer. Cha-ching!

SCAB !


14 posted on 08/15/2011 12:45:12 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
I’d love to see the people who post here, their reactions if the company they worked for decided to open up for bid their position in the company.

That happens to me every single month of my life.

15 posted on 08/15/2011 12:46:17 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: truthguy
BTW, does anybody know the issues involved in this strike?

Pensions and healthcare are two of the issues I know of

16 posted on 08/15/2011 12:46:41 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: truthguy

BTW, does anybody know the issues involved in this strike?

You’ll have to get it from the horses mouth, MSM won’t tell the truth.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 12:47:41 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay; thefactor
My buddy’s dad is a retired foreman for Verizon. They called him up last week to come back to work as a splicer. Cha-ching!

SCAB !

Scabs are where healing begins. ;)

18 posted on 08/15/2011 12:48:57 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Picketers were also advise that no more than two picketers may picket a private residence of a Verizon employee

The judge is allowing the strikers to go into private neighborhoods and picket private homes???? I would live in that environment no longer than it would take to pack a truck with my belongings. Can you picture those goons around children in their own neighborhood. No way is that acceptable!! There are more civilized palaces to live other than the loony toons NE.

19 posted on 08/15/2011 12:49:58 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Java4Jay
Scab???

I'd call it work that an American will do because other Americans are too entitled to do.
20 posted on 08/15/2011 12:50:08 PM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Java4Jay

“I’d love to see the people who post here, their reactions if the company they worked for decided to open up for bid their position in the company.”

Many people work in jobs that are exactly like that. This has been the case for many decades.


21 posted on 08/15/2011 12:52:19 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Java4Jay
I’d love to see the people who post here, their reactions if the company they worked for decided to open up for bid their position in the company.

I'm not quite sure what my reaction would be, but I'm pretty sure it would not be to fling poo at them.
22 posted on 08/15/2011 12:52:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CharlyFord

I read an article the other day where a woman was having some phone work done and picketers were outside her home picketing - I’ll try to find the article and ping you.


23 posted on 08/15/2011 12:55:03 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: CharlyFord

Here ya go!
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1357911


24 posted on 08/15/2011 12:56:21 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Unions have been denying the people their voice by sabotaging the net.

DOD needs to hunt them down.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 12:57:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: CharlyFord

” IBEW 827 agreed to the proposal and posted a $50,000 bond for payment of incurred future damages.”

“future damages.” HMMMMMMM......


26 posted on 08/15/2011 1:01:47 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ResearchMonkey

SCAB: Mangy crust like lesions on animals, especially sheep. A lower form of life who justifies scabbing (stealing) another person’s job due to a strike.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 1:02:50 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Hunton Peck
“The vast majority of our workforce is dedicated, hard-working and committed to doing what’s right for our customers.

Really, the UNION has customers? This is very interesting thinking....

28 posted on 08/15/2011 1:08:05 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: rockabyebaby
“Every time (the repairmen) would walk up to my house they would follow them."

I could not allow myself to live in an environment like that. Union thugs coming on my private property??? I'd be in jail for a long time!!

Judges in the Loony Toons NE allow this????

29 posted on 08/15/2011 1:10:48 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sometimes you must stand up to the ‘corporate tyrants’ and their greed or we’ll all be working for the wal-mart types.

I wish the ‘Strikers’ well.


30 posted on 08/15/2011 1:11:11 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
SCAB: Mangy crust like lesions on animals, especially sheep. A lower form of life who justifies scabbing (stealing) another person’s job due to a strike.

Union Strike: an opportunity to lose your job, a gamble, a game of chicken.

31 posted on 08/15/2011 1:12:45 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: Java4Jay

Welcome to the free market. When the company can find someone to replace me at a cheaper rate and swallow what it will cost to do so, they’re welcome to do it. I’ll find someone else to whom I can provide greater value.

That’s called efficient allocation of labor in economy, and is what I believe in. Not in “I’m entitled to my job”.


32 posted on 08/15/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: Java4Jay

You sure you’re on the right site ? Perhaps DU would be better suited to these sentiments.

Don’t you get it ? Noone is entitled to a job. You have a job by providing some value to the employer. When someone comes along that can provide better value they should have that job. *You* have to continue to compete, instead of expecting someone to keep that job in existence for you.


33 posted on 08/15/2011 1:18:25 PM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: CharlyFord

Speaking as someone from MA - this is the land of dead ted, john media must censor the tea party kerry, deval all illegals should get free everything patrick (clone of HUSSEIN)and other assorted nitwits from ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, and CT, - no surprise for those of us who live in NE!


34 posted on 08/15/2011 1:20:31 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Java4Jay

“Remember … someone will always work for less.”

Yeah, and someone will always sell you stuff for less if the other guy wants too much for it. It’s great how markets work in the real world, where greedy unionistas don’t think of their job as a lifetime entitlement.


35 posted on 08/15/2011 1:21:13 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: 11th Commandment

That statement was from the company management.


36 posted on 08/15/2011 1:28:52 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: farlander

We’re talking ‘blue collar’ workers here, $26.00/hr sounds fair to me. Read recent example...

I am hired as a buried wire tech (slave work) at 12.64 in FL. I do not have a college degree but have Cisco, Lucent, FUJI Cert. and plenty of fiber experience. I am only taking this position to get in Verizon as they are only hiring in house for fiber network field techs, just hired 400 of them in house and pay scale max out at 26.00.


37 posted on 08/15/2011 1:30:19 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

I could care less if all the strikers lost their jobs. If they want to risk their personal livelihood as well as their families’ well-being by striking, so be it.

I work on an annual contract basis. Each year my employer has the option of extending my contract for one year with a new salary. My employer has the option to extend the contract, I have the option to decline the offer and take my talents elsewhere.


38 posted on 08/15/2011 1:33:57 PM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: Hunton Peck

(Yeah, and someone will always sell you stuff for less if the other guy wants too much for it)

If that means closing down a US factory and moving to China... no thanks, been there, done that.

We need our manufacturing base back for any hope in a recovery here.


39 posted on 08/15/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Hunton Peck

Working for a large corporation is not an entitlement. What it should be is a sharing of respect from both labor and management for the good and growth of the company. What we have here now is greed of Wall Street and the race to the bottom for the workers.


40 posted on 08/15/2011 1:42:50 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

I might not be happy, but I wouldn’t be spreading nails on driveways, cutting services to 911 call centers, or pooping on company property over it, I’ll tell you that much.

*sniffsniff*

}:-)4


41 posted on 08/15/2011 1:49:02 PM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: ResearchMonkey

In the days when Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd did Weekend Update on Sat. Night Live, they had a bit explaining that the Children’s Television Workshop might be going on strike. They spoofed the Electric Company bit about two different people
saying parts of a word.
They used the words PICK-ET and SC-AB and explained what they meant.

Curtin: Now let’s review what we’ve learned.
Picket.
Aykroyd: Scab...

Curtin: Don’t. It MIGHT become infected.


42 posted on 08/15/2011 1:50:15 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Java4Jay

Shithead: A union member who walks off the job because he has his panties in a bunch, and stands in front of his (former) employer’s place of business being conspicuously un-busy. A Shithead is explicitly NOT a worker, or a laborer, or an employee. He isn’t working. He’s standing (or sitting) doing nothing of value.


43 posted on 08/15/2011 1:51:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Java4Jay

If they want to strike, that’s their business and their right. I was working for AT&T fresh out of college (as a computer programmer) back in the late ‘80s and almost got sent from DC to Omaha as some sort of strike replacement thanks to a narrowly-averted CWA strike. I don’t know what they expected me to do considering I’d never done a lick of telephone work in my life, but I was a few days away from finding out.

Striking is their right and that’s fine. Picketing company facilities? Sure. Picketing private homes where Verizon technicians are doing work? Not if they’re trespassing or harassing the occupants in ANY way. Criminal damage? HELL no. The union needs to be the one cracking down on the thugs and vandals, and maybe they’ll get further ahead in the court of public opinion.

So yeah, they can strike. Verizon can also tell them all to go straight to hell if they want. That’s why I much prefer right-to-work states, workers have a legitimate choice as to whether they want a union or not. And in most cases, they DON’T. Because they know that most big unions, in the end, don’t care two poops about the rank-and-file workers. They only care about Democratic politicians and their own union bosses.

}:-)4


44 posted on 08/15/2011 1:55:49 PM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Moose4

The union approved devices are called jackrocks.

Nails have the heads cut off and sharpened, bent to a U shape and then two are welded together in such a manner that when scattered on the road, one sharp point is always up.


45 posted on 08/15/2011 1:58:09 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: Moose4

(Most big unions, in the end, don’t care two poops about the rank-and-file workers. They only care about Democratic politicians and their own union bosses.)

Unions as in the leadership? .. Agreed... as long as the dues money keeps flowing.


46 posted on 08/15/2011 2:29:29 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
Most of us must prove ourselves on a daily basis without living in your Workers Paradise. It's called the free market, deal with it you pinko.

Happiness is a union being decertified.

47 posted on 08/15/2011 2:34:30 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

I’m a conservative that leans right. I love the USA and give highest honor to our military which defend our freedoms.

You’re a warped, clouded individual.


48 posted on 08/15/2011 2:51:19 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
SCAB: Mangy crust like lesions on animals, especially sheep. A lower form of life who justifies scabbing (stealing) another person’s job due to a strike.

Jobs belong to the company, not to the worker.

49 posted on 08/15/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Java4Jay

“Arise, ye prisoners of starvation...”


50 posted on 08/15/2011 2:56:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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