Can someone please explain to me why I must take mandatory pole climbing courses before May 1st? I thought this union business was a joke and at the very least, they will work through a strike and not walk out. NOBODY STRIKES ANYMORE; ESPECIALLY NOT THIS UNION! What the hell are they fighting for? A few dollars from their pockets for medical expenses? No more pension and an increase to their 401K? Well, welcome to the 21st century!!!! I have vacation plans for August and don't want to go through this nonsense!
This company has done nothing but flounder for the last 9 years. Yes it pays dividends on investments,but everytime the stock climbs anywhere near the $45.00 mark it falls thru the floor. The reason Management is taking courses is so the company can cover it's rear if there is a strike with any OSHA requirements. Most of the Management that isn't thrown out by Riffs could not climb a pole under any conditions. This is a Management group that gave up it's pension and healthcare without a fight and will roll over on command for VZ anytime the CEO says "ROLL". So if there is a strike, I hope you all do not fall out of a bucket truck, fall off a pole or get yourselfs hurt by doing the same dumb things you do at work in your offices daily. Oh and BTW you cannot wear your nice office clothes outside, the cleaning bill would cost you more than you can afford with the Healthcare and Pension pay demise.
If the union does not go for a 5 yr extension they should be investigated.This is prime time for the union to get what they want.No strike 5 yr extension same contract as what fairpoint gave,if they do not get it the union bagaining team should all resign
I am so happy to be retired and not have to go thru this bs. My blood pressure has returned to normal, no more meds. And the best part is I don't have to see or listen to EEO requirements who have no idea how to do the work of a splicer,now get your fat ass to pole school!!
It is a done deal ..I thought it would be more like 3 years....Union is going to be busted eventually ..Ctdi is taking over everything it seems...What is the union doing to stop jobs from being subcontacted out ? Watching good decent paying jobs go bye bye
I love this mentality. YOU TOOK THE JOB, NOW DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU!!!, That is what you expect of the craft right, to just go out and do it. Ahh too bad they have a choice, and you don't. If you took a job and did not know that you might have to fill in while we go out , then shame on you. I am sure you took it for the salary. That salary would not be what it is if not for the craft negotiating for themselves to get what they have. If you are not happy with your job and what is expected of you, there are more productive ways to deal with it than on a VZ investment board.
I am sure you could get something somewhere correcting peoples spelling.
Now go get yourself some steel tip boots and get with the program!
Boo-hoo baby bozo. Every contract is preceeded by potential strike preparation. Everyone knows that. What no one knows but you is that "they" will work through a strike. Hey, look into your crystal ball and tell me if I'll be one of the chosen few to be given an EISP! Get your climbers ready!
Wow, are you in my closet? Clairvoyant? I would prefer training in Newark as opposed to the middle of nowhere because it's where I live. GO DEVILS! I bet you said that to hurt my feelings but my newly renovated, BEAUTIFUL home (thank God for foreclosures) should ease my pain. Maybe I will enjoy that pole after all. GO CWA/IBEW!!!!!!!