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    Default 40,000 Verizon workers plan to strike

    Verizon may have a pretty big strike on its hands.

    Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are preparing to walk off the job at 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday if they have not reached a new labor agreement with the telecom giant.

    The workers, who primarily service the company’s traditional phone business, have gone without a contract since August, according to the Communication Workers of America. The union says it is fighting to prevent Verizon from moving jobs offshore or cutting benefits for injured workers.
    40,000 Verizon workers plan to strike | Q13 FOX News

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    I am a Verizon cell phone customer and they are a total rip off but we have no choice but to go with them because of where we live. I am all for this strike.

    Hoffa: Verizon Workers Deserve Fair Contract, Not More Cuts
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the decision of Verizon’s 40,000 unionized workers to go out on strike today. The nation’s second-largest telecommunications provider has been attempting to shortchange employees during the last 10 months of contract negotiations.

    “Since 2013, Verizon has earned more than $40 billion in profits. Yet it is threatening job and benefit cuts to its dedicated workers who have helped fuel the company’s prosperity. That makes no sense and is why the Teamsters stand united behind the efforts of its Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers brothers and sisters who decided they had enough and went on strike this morning.

    “There is no good reason for Verizon to be threatening to off-shore jobs when it is so flush with funds. It is actions like these that have caused income inequality to grow in this country. Big business should be a force for good in the fight for economic fairness. Verizon’s actions, however, are not the way to reach that goal.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/04/ho...-not-more-cuts

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    Default Re: 40,000 Verizon workers plan to strike

    Don't want to pay employees ... but ...

    Verizon Communications Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam received $18.3 million in total compensation last year, a 16 percent increase.
    Verizon CEO McAdam

    16% is a nice pay raise.

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    40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade

    Good question!!

    Martin is one of nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia who walked off their jobs Wednesday, kicking off the largest strike in the United States in nearly five years. An actual strike is a rare event in modern US labor relations—as their ranks have thinned and their opponents become more hostile, unions have been increasingly reluctant to call on members to withhold their labor. And the Verizon strike is massive by today’s standards. In 2015, major work stoppages idled only 47,000 workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    “It’s a lose-lose situation for the customer and for American workers, and that’s what we have to stop,” says Lou Dalto, a 60-year-old Brooklyn-based customer-service representative. “Eventually, we’ll be reduced to nothing. It’ll all be outsourced work.”
    As union density continues its decades-long slide, labor activist Joe Burns sees strikes of this sort as the only way to revive the labor movement.

    “I think experience and history show the best mechanism that working people have to take on corporate greed and to level out income inequality is through strong unions that are backed by a strike,” says Burns, a negotiator with the CWA-affiliated Association of Flight Attendants and author of Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America. “I think there’s really no path forward for the labor movement that doesn’t involve strike activity and fighting back.”
    40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade | The Nation

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    This is great!!!

    Hotels Ban Verizon Scabs

    Verizon strikebreakers have been thrown out of three New York City hotels thanks to direction action by striking CWA members, solidarity from the hotel workers’ union and Teamsters Local 814.
    When CWA members found out that Verizon was dispatching strikebreakers out of midtown hotels, the strikers got busy.

    The strikers mounted massive picket lines in front of the Sheraton, Renaissance and Westin hotels in Manhattan’s midtown.

    The Teamster Local 814 mascot—Scabby the inflatable rat—joined the strikers on the picket line.
    Hotels Ban Verizon Scabs - Teamsters for a Democratic Union

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    BREAKING: Verizon Scabs Can Run, But Can’t Hide

    UPS management filed a noise complaint? Unbelievable!

    For the fourth time this week, Verizon strikers have shut down the company’s scab dispatch operations in New York City, despite UPS intervening against the strikers.
    Strikers mounted a surprise picket line at a midtown storage facility where Verizon was dispatching scabs and equipment for strikebreakers.

    Helpless Verizon managers were caught behind the picket line. Teamsters from the UPS hub next door honked their horns to show solidarity.

    UPS management took another tack and filed a noise complaint against the strikers with the police.
    BREAKING: Verizon Scabs Can Run, But Can

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    All Workers Should Have the Backs of Verizon Strikers

    I agree!!!!
    It’s been two weeks since nearly 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike. The workers are standing tall against their greedy corporate bosses who are looking to squeeze every nickel out of them even as the telecom giant pockets $1.5 billion in profits each month.

    Due to its sheer size and focus in the populated Northeast U.S., this strike has caught the attention of the public more than many do. Add to that the increasing reliance many people have on their wireless devices, and it’s created a perfect storm of what is at stake for those who toil on the company’s behalf.
    Those on strike are asking fellow workers not to cross these picket lines. They note the issues they face are ones that many hard-working Americans experience on the job as well. Taking a stand for higher wages helps everyone.
    https://teamster.org/blog/2016/04/al...rizon-strikers

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    Default Re: 40,000 Verizon workers plan to strike

    Despite the $45.3 Billion in net income the company has reported for the past five years,its Notorious Tax Dodging,Corporate Subsidies led by our very own Corrupt Governor Chris Christie who gave Verizon 60 Million in Subsidies the past five years with no job growth,and the $350 MILLION in Compensation doled out to its top five Executives during a recent five period,as the article states,Verizon's line is-Guess What? ''THE WORKERS ARE GREEDY''.These Bastards want it all and they won't stop until they get it.The part about 'Labor's Last Stand' really hit home because its not that far from the Truth.This 'Corporate Culture' in this Country has got to be Stopped,one way or another.

    Verizon Sticks it to its Workers Because $45 Billion isn

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    This 'Corporate Culture' in this Country has got to be Stopped,one way or another.
    Yes, it is a culture, not a company here or a company there. It is the norm now and completely out of control.

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    Verizon Brand Takes a Hit With Consumers As Strike Drags On

    As I have always said, I wouldn't be with Verizon if we could get phone service by anyone else out here in the boonies where I live. This just adds to my irritation.
    Consumer opinion about Verizon has dropped to its lowest level in three years as a strike of some 40,000 workers against the telecommunications giant dragged into a third week.

    Verizon’s score in consumer surveys conducted by YouGov Brandindex dropped from 18 before the strike to 9, the lowest level since news broke in 2013 of the company sharing millions of phone records with the National Security Agency. The YouGov rating, which can range from +100 to -100, is generated by asking thousands of consumers a day: “If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?”

    The survey is the first indication that the strikers could have an impact on Verizon’s business. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Verizon Strike Damaging Consumers' Perception of Verizon Brand - Fortune

 

 
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