That's because union members don't care about treating their customers well. They get paid regardless of the quality of work they do and that's because their union bosses made it that way. You can't fire incompetent customer service reps or techs so there's no incentive to do a good job. The more union members, the more dues the corrupt union mafia bosses get.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The level of work performance by employees is true in union & non-union workplaces. It is known that 25% are over-achievers, 25% are under-achievers & 50% are average employees with regards to performance. There are many managers that shouldn't have jobs as well because of lack of knowledge/leadership, personality conflicts, albeit easier to release them from payroll. All negotiations result in give and take from all parties involved. Holly, you are correct in saying that the union protects ALL jobs in most cases, by not allowing movement of work. Thanks for recognizing that.
After two weeks on strike, the union will cave because after two weeks the union is legally bound to start paying a stipend to the union members and since the union bosses have embezzled these accounts for their own selfish gains, there's no money to pay. This happened in 2011 and will happen again this time. That's why the CWA mafia will encourage its members to sabotage phone service as much as possible during the two weeks on strike.
No wonder America hates unions.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
While most demarcs are actually in a cabinet outside of the cell site, even if it were inside, that does not make the cell site a union site. Union techs can't even get into a cell site without a cell tech letting them in. There are cell sites with union maintained multiplexers that require a cell tech to let them in.
I agree NOC jobs are tougher to learn than CO jobs. That said....between tier 2 (the folks you go to when you don't know what you are doing) and the managers that know the job the work gets done. It may be crazy and hectic, with a few doing the work while many are tasked with menial work.....but how is that so different the union staffed NOC?
This post is correct, there is no doubt that the formation of labor unions pushed back against corporations. Not just in terms of pay, but also worker safety. And while I think many managers have forgotten that union jobs that can't be moved are the only reason their job hasn't been moved.....I also think the union has grown out of touch with reality. The fact is, it's nearly impossible to weed out bad workers from the union today. There is no way to reward great workers. Sick time is insanely abused. The top workers are well compensated, many many others are vastly over compensated relative to what they can actually do. All of these things will be dismissed as some type of propaganda...but everyone knows it's true.
The company knows, from a supply and demand perspective, they can hire workers making less who will perform better because their employment will be performance based. Rather than go that route, the company is attempting to convert the union workforce into that contractor/employee at will type of workforce. When it's all said and done....the union will give on things like medical and pension (perhaps not to the level the company is asking, but those will be give backs), and dig in their heels over movement of work and layoff clauses. Those last 2 are the only thing that keeps the jobs. They are the things that keep the union dues flowing as well. The other stuff....who knows....I think sick benefits change....but not to that 5 year plan that got offered.
Verizon management vows to do the absolute minimum if there is a strike to keep the company limping along. Its the least they can do, and their customers are used to it.
Whats your occupation posting on message boards for pennies a post.
Its funny all the people who don't have a fair wage and benefits #$%$.
"If i don't have it, you shouldn't also." If Verizon keeps wanting give backs
taking more money out of my pocket, then I will have to cut back also. So I'll
probably start with the $400.00 a month I send them for my services.
Most of that is for wireless.
Training 15K management employees has nothing to do with bust unions. Please think before you post idiot!!!
Now a days its just not red and white. There is more to wireline then just copper. FIOS is huge on the wireline side. Its not right the company wants to sell everything off and be a wireless company. Look at what investors say. Its not good to put all your eggs in one basket. Why don't you do some research before you open that hole in your face. If it wasn't for the unions, the management employees wouldn't be making the money they are making. After the union gets a fair contract certain management employees will be RIF'd in the next 6 months, while most of the union workers will have job security. So once your unemployment runs out the only thing you will have is this message board. So post away!!!
For all those copper wire connectors
(sung to the hokey pokey tune)
You grab a white wire here, you grab a white wore there
Twist them together then you shake them up and down
If they stay together give a big thumbs up
Thats what its all about
You grab a red wire here, you grab a red wire there
I think the intelligent people can get the jist of this...the wire connectors are already at a red wire with a yellow tracer and still dont get it. And to think they want a raise
You think there are 15,000 highly skilled people that just wait around for temp work?
With what the company offered the benefits are still better than what the lower tiers of management get so you just sound like a bunch of babies.
Didn't some union guy electrocute himself trying to illegally cut a cable last strike? It seems to happen every strike. It will probably happen again this time if there's a strike
Verizon New York received multiple rate increases on regular phone service for the "massive deployment of fiber optics". It cost the average customer -- (those 2.9 million customers with regular voice service that are still using the aging copper networks), about $750.00 for basic service and about $300 for each additional item, like calling features or unlisted numbers.
In the end, phone customers were charged over $5 billion, starting in 2006 through 2014 for network upgrades.
Thus, customers, it appears, paid for these wired networks; they are defacto investors. Worse, the majority of customers will most likely never get upgraded to a fiber optic wire they paid for. And, it would appear that customers may have paid for the wires to the cell towers and other expenses in this $3.5 billion dollar figure.
The company does not care about its customers.
Another day ends without a resolution!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
there is no question of workers rights and protections for those rights but that does not equal to a union or no union. union is just another non productive layer of self serving bureaucracy.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The last major strike saw some membership picketing some VZ exe's houses and there was sabotage. The union got pasted in the press and they wound up asking to go back to work.
Different story now but pension jobs are going the way of the Hummer.