Skip to comments.Verizon wins injunction against striking workers after reports of vandalism...
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 Verizons driveways, parking lots, entrances, exits, vehicles and adjoining roads to any of Verizons 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 companys 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 whats 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.
The goons have to be specifically told not to throw feces.
Do they belong in prison, or a zoo?
Good luck with getting this enforced. Cops are union members too, and they tend to be blind to other union members’ transgressions.
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.
SWA = CWA, as in the union. Damn fat fingers...
FBI is involved
Lets see here, we are at war, and we have saboteurs...
What, legally, can be done to spies, saboteurs and non-uniformed enemy combatants?
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!
Id 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 companys proposal; do you know exactly what the companys new demands are? Remember someone will always work for less.
My buddys dad is a retired foreman for Verizon. They called him up last week to come back to work as a splicer. Cha-ching!
That happens to me every single month of my life.
Pensions and healthcare are two of the issues I know of
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.
Scabs are where healing begins. ;)
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.
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