New story today at The Union News (no ads):
Plus a Verizon strike video: "Verizon strikers to pay bigger price":
One thing.....If you were educated about the issues you would know that health and dental benefits are considered as wages by the NLRB. I don't know about you, but I don't like it when a company like this, that posts nearly a 2 billion dollar profit 1 week before labor contracts end, wants to take my wages away. The reason Vz does it to management is because they can. Nothing more, nothing less.
I have been by 185 plenty of times, there are what, about 1000 union employees there, and have never seen more than a dozen out there at a time.
You want non-union at Vz, what do you think would be the first thing Vz would do, I'll tell ya, lower wages from 1st to 3rd levels. Is that what you want?
Bottom line, who hires these employees, Vz does. All the union does is try to protect them from be mistreated! The protect the contract! As far as absence, the company makes the rules, they should fix it.
Not to mention, the way you carry on in your posts, the language, the way you looks things embarasses me as a proud Verizon union employee that I am in some way associated to you. Respect goes along way, guess you nevere learned that lesson.
US companies can no longer compete with countries that offer health care.
And most of the industrialized world offers health care.
Ask your government to FIX the problem or stop complaining.
"MANAGEMENT CARES ABOUT MAKING NUMBERS"
That's actually a correct statement. The numbers by the way are not related to stock price or the over all well beng of the company, but with the bonus targets of the top tier. Unfortunately sometimes those "numbers" are at odds with the best long term interests of the company -and certainly its employees- on both the management and union side.
My point is is that it is dispreportionate. Hey whatever they will go of the auto industry shoddy work some comes along and makes a better product. worker wouldnt be shipped out if it could be done more efficently here.