45,000 Verizon Employees go on strike

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  1. OneTenderRebel
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    I wish they could go to strike for us over the price of tiered data packages. :icon_eek:
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    What is with Verizon and contracts? lol
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    lol they have to strike! They are union.
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    Yep. My dad is management for Verizon...he works in Baltimore; he's been assigned to Boston for the strike. We're about to leave for the train station now.

    First strike in 10 years or so for Verizon (all other contract negotiations since then were settled without a strike)...this one could be nasty given what they're asking.
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    Hows about one set price, unlimited EVERYTHING including tethering. Ya I know, never will happen
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    The strike is only for wired workers not wireless.
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    Im with guidot, they are union workers its in their blood. If non-union workers went on strike they would just be fired.
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    Actually if the workers are asking for money (not wanting to take concessions aka paycut) then VZW will likely raise prices to cover it.
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    Just fire them all and start over... I bet more than a few would come back after that.

    Edit: maybe not with 2 years od unemployment.

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    They can't fire them.

    They can hire replacements in the interim however.

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    From what I gather, the employees seem to be the ones being greedy. Their contracts don't reflect the success of their department. The wired branch of Verizon is dieing and I'm sure Verizon would have no problem cutting their loses with landlines as cell phones dominate.

    Just because Verizon overall is very successful doesn't mean a losing branch has to still be supported.

    Their union needs to realize this and has to come to an agreement.

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    We are required to have a home phone landline due to our business.

    No landline isn't an option for many folks.

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    I'm not saying the landline is obsolete, but the workers and union have to realize the demand is not in their branch anymore.

    Verizon's only reason to still support landline is for a gimmick. They want you to use their internet and TV, so they have to offer the landline.

    I'm sure most smaller businesses rely primarily on mobile phones.

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    If the company goes to court and the strike is declared an economic strike, the workers can be permanently replaced. An economic strike is striking over money such as wages and benefits.

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    I stand corrected.

    And it is over benefits from what I have heard.

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    The only reason I know that is I work in a unionized chemical plant and I'm on the committee representing the workers in my area. In my opinion the company wins every time there is a strike. It usually boils down to who has the deepest pockets and that is always the company.

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    Maybe it boils down to who has the best arguement...

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    We should strike over these bills we receive and data prices! Now Wheres my dam google button so you can +1 that.
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    Or they're bloat loading of Moto phones. Maybe the employees are mad that the Bionic is going to be locked. I know I am.