I have a strong feeling that most of the people on this board do not realize how many people could be stiking in August. It is over 1/3 of the total emloyees at Verizon, or over 85,000 workers.
It will be interesting to see the managers do the work of 85,000 people. I do not want to hear: you'll see; you're not needed; they can do it with 10,000; Unions will be busted.
Manager screwed things up in 1989, and they messed things up in 2000. In 2000 it was only 3 weeks, and they could not handle it.
The customers will suffer if the company is not reasonable during negotiations.
Look at Local 1101 and the "FREELOADING FIVE"
BELL ATLANTIC PENSIONER PRESIDENT JOE CONNOLLY
VERIZON PENSIONER executive VP ANGEL($4,000.00+ monthly pension)FELICIANO
VERIZON PENSIONER VICE PRESIDENT JP(LUMP SUM,$360,000.00+)MCALEER
ATT PENSIONER TREASURER TERRY DALY
BELL ATLANTIC PENSIONER BA DENIS(I can't find Pearl ST.)DIEMER
And now look at their union salaries