what a joke my union is .....1 union 1 fight was larry cohens chant again..all districts had a table of 8 /vice presidents and werent suppose to agree on a contract until all other districts settled welll....once again district 4 midwest agreeed/seth rosen once again....rip....then bell south district 3 judy dennis agreeed on a contract ... shame on her.....so now its just district 9 in california and district 1 in connecticut...whom i belong too.... we only have 3400 union members...we wont get anything more than any other district has gotten...why once again are all these districts agreeing on a contract why not make it harder for att to settle...why not stand your ground until all the districts settle.....we in connecticut will be voting to end our relationship with the cwa and larry " all i care about is increaseing your union dues" cohen..........larry cohen makes millions dont let him fool you...he is the 1 %.......shame on the cwa national union
That's a fair assessment. It's my opinion as well that Mobility depends on the legacy landline facilities- otherwise, anyone could do it....and do it better. T's top-heavy, overcompensated, clawback free management structure still lives in the 19th century- and only survives by virtue of the work done by predecessors who better understood and better managed T's landline backbone.
Aw, Mobility. More complex than subscribers would know or understand.
How does that signal magically get from Arizona to Florida?
And T and Randall want to low ball "land line" during nagotiations.
Who's gonna run your jumpers?
How does that "photon" get out of the C.O.?
I'd go for that- then you'd have a genuine profit sharing plan, and a more direct motivation to serve customers. In addition to that, I'd want strong clawback provisions for both the CEO and the BOD- because a golden parachute without repercussions assures an ethical bankruptcy which inevitably chooses short term profit over long term solvency.
Actually, I took that course- and just a few others...more math, physics, and computer science than business or economics, though. I don't regret my choices. Look...there are two spirals possible- a growth spiral, and a death spiral. We are in the latter. Unions drive the former. At any period during which unions were prevalent, the economy was robust. During periods where they were not, you had "robber barons"- and general poverty. I'm not here to educate you. If you haven't already grasped reality, your acumen in other venues is worthless.
It seems to me the best way to maintain a balance between wages and profit would be to pay half of the wages in shares of stock. Employees could then become owners of the company or they could sell their shares and waste the proceeds like regular Americans do.
They do generate disposable income to drive consumption.
It's pretty simple. If AT&T wants to charge $150+ a month for a wireless and data plan, you need consumers able to pay that much. Employers may be able to move to China and pay their workers next to nothing, but those workers cannot afford $150+ a month wireless plans. Or iphones. Or F150s. At some point something gives, and I think it has happened.
You need a balance between wages and profits and unions help to maintain that balance.
2 day strike in connecticut district 1 cwa website/ diatrict 9 in cali is on a 2 day strike also but district 4 in the midwest once again caved and have settleted on a contract and also the bellsouth district cwa 3 has also agreeded on a contract with a handshake...i was told that all districts were going to stick together but once again like 3 years ago district 4 threw in the towel,and now district 3 bell south has also done the same....larry cohen the president of the national union is a terrible leader once again this union has let us all down.....
A union leaders first priority is to bargain the best contract possible for their membership and Cohen may be doing just that.In an environment where the economy is on the verge of recession and unemployement is at 8.3% it's not a good time to strike.The tenative agreement in the other districts has a decent wage increase and it's just a fact of life these days everyone will share the healthcare cost.The folks in California need only look as far as the many cities over there that have filed bankruptcy to see pie in the sky contracts are not viable in this economic enviroment.
I doubt we'll see a settlement soon in D9- unless it's for a lawsuit.
Three people in two different locations were run over by company drivers today- one remains in the hospital; two others suffered less serious injuries and were examined, treated, and released.
Reality has a way of prevailing over even the most oft written lies- but sadly, the only ink the truth has available is usually blood.
In CT they are on a 2 day strike to protest ATT not negotiating. There is a video on you tube explaining the situation. As a former employee and union guy, i hope they get whatever they can.