This company needs to reduce the work force and raise productivity rates. The benefits paid are excessive based on todays market place. The easiest thing to move is money. If stockholders don't make a reasonable return they will leave and so will your job. Just look at GM and some of the other big union companys who have been in cannibalization mode for sometime now.
Inclusion, teamwork and forging common goals seem to have been tossed into the new VZ woodchipper. A company once almost universally viewed as benevolent and community minded has been craftily "de-NewYorkified" by faceless, greedy androids huddled in the mysterious confines of "our" Basking Ridge campus. There is little or no true NYC presence among our hierachy. There is no good feeling anymore between management ( who, at the lower levels are treated worse than trash, and craft, who are viewed upon as trash personified. ). My once proud company is now a yuppie's dream but a souless, joyless shadow of what once was. Sad.