I think not. The VZ workers walked out and came back after less than a week, and still have not settled on a contract. Either way, I doubt it moves the stock price, which is really all that matters.
It's been tried- and even when things were simpler, it was an epic failure. As someone with a strong technical background, I know just a little about this topic. The game isn't "tip and ring, ding-a-ling" any more...voice covers about 200-7000 Hz. Pots was cake- after all, if it talked, you walked, right? Fixing a bonded VDSL2+ is just a tad bit harder- and those guys have never even seen the current generation of test gear. If the strike lasted a year, they'd just about be done catching up- but there wouldn't be many customers left at that point.
Will you be a lousy scab or will you be a man! You scabs might get a couple weeks pay... And then you go right back to your minimum wage job. You wish you were in a Union. Your CEO loses 4 billion dollars on a deal and then has a major strike on his hands. The clock is ticking on that fool. That guy can't afford a strike. If the Union sticks to its guns...they win
STICK WITH THE UNION.
"Looks like Randy is going to make the workers pay his 4 BILLION dollar F/U. Im sure the contracts this year wouldnt even add up to 1/2 of what he gave away for FREE. "
why not fire Randall for the F/U?
You may know plenty of people who would love these jobs, but they would have to be able to pass the required tests, and then would likely quit once they discovered the level of difficulty involved. How many of you are electrical engineers?? Try passing one of the tests, then get back to me!!
Public support for unions bottomed out before the economy collapsed and is now rising. There are direct correlations between the health of unions and the health of the economy- and an inversely proportional relationship between the prevalence of unions and the average wages of CEO's. Any expendable profit will go to someone, right? It's just a question of who. It's simple, really- money that goes to workers gets spent, creating opportunity. Money that goes to people who already have more than they need sits in an account creating further wealth- but not for the economy at large.
They would be stupid to strike in this economy...they will lose 2 weeks pay if they stay out two weeks with nothing to show...company wont budge...just go to work and do your job...and be glad you have a good job.
Uncertainty is unsettling. Stock price is all that matters? Short term, that may be so- but that's the thinking that killed the economy. Long term is what matters- and a strike is bad for business.
Well freerange nitroxi3n, long time no post. How's biz in Kallyfornya? Thought you had done retired. You actually made sense, but strikes are also bad for unions too in this climate. No way the "leaders" could keep em out for more than a single paycheck. Risk anything longer than that and the union's back is broke, like brokeback mountain. Giddyup.