Skip to comments.Union retirees enlisted in strike against Verizon (Asked to make calls to ‘tie up’ centers)
Posted on 08/19/2011 7:50:56 AM PDT by markomalley
Reading from prepared scripts and calling at predesignated times, retirees of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are the newest recruits in the unions strike against Verizon Communications, asked to flood service centers with complaints and questions to in the words of one leader tie them up.
The scripted calls are going to fiber-solution outlets, repair shops, maintenance and testing centers, and fiber-optic and digital subscriber line (DSL) centers to keep them busy, said Pat Welsh, president of the CWA Retired Members Council for District 1, which covers New York, New Jersey and New England. He described the calls as electronic picketing whose purpose is to stop them from doing business.
The CWA suggested the calls in emails to members of various Retired Members Council chapters in which the union said making the calls was something the retirees could do right from your home to support the union and those walking the picket lines. The emails contained sample questions for seven call centers, along with the telephone numbers for each and the best times to call.
The emails suggest that the retirees be sure to stay on the call until a representative picks up and answers your questions, all of which are scripted.
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The Union is pissed because Verizon management has prepared for this for quite some time and is doing a good job of keeping the company running without the Union.
“Verizon management has prepared for this for quite some time and is doing a good job of keeping the company running without the Union.”
Which begs the question; why ever hire back a union workforce when you get along just fine without them?
Sounds like racketeering to me. They should go to jail for it.
Yeah, I suppose it is really smart to help kneecap the company which signs your pension check.
Bingo! I wouldn’t bet a lot of money on it, but there is a possibility that Verizon becomes nonunion. Whether that will be like Southwest or Nucor and Verizon will blossom under a new culture will be a real management test.
It really doesn’t matter what Union, they are all either communists run violent thugs or have communists backing attached to the Democrats. When will Americans realize that the socialists/Marxist Democrats have evolved as communists.
If a non-union group did that I imagine they would be hit with not only a civil suit but criminal charges of some kind.
Somebody needs to go to jail.
In 2012, I am thinking THAT may become a trend, AND, we can start with Government Employee Unions.....
“Yeah, I suppose it is really smart to help kneecap the company which signs your pension check.”
That’s what I was thinking. As a retiree, the last company I want to go out of business is the one I retired FROM.
Can they really be that dumb?
time to break the union.
retirees should remember eastern airlines.