No working without a contract and permanent replacements will begin to be hired within several weeks if the union fails to agree to VZ terms. This was the message to the ELT today.
The union as you know it....is done. That is all.
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-get real . The commitment by vz to complete fios buildout is what on stake here---nothing else-do not loose big PICTURE-due date's to several states with financial repercussion on hand---PERIOD
Um this isn't 2008. The company has all but halted Fios deployment over the last year or so. Why? Because it hasn't made nearly the return on investment they thought it would. Many build out areas the were on the radar a year ago are no longer even on build out schedule. They aren't even finishing deployment in many areas where they had already started.
Simply put if it's not wireless or doesn't affect wireless it's not that important. That's pretty much the company mentality these days. Fiber to the cell is the only fiber deployment seeing significant action these days.
ELT = Executive Leadership Team... I'm not confirming what was said at the beginning of the post as I have no first-hand knowledge of it, just answering the question about the abbreviation.
Only if Verizon "locks out" the striking employees. They can not just make temps permenent while there are workers on strike. Once VZ locks out striking employees, they instantly lose benefits and can start collecting unemployment. A lock out is essentially like firing everyone, but not quite.
This is exactluy what will happen. This union isn't going to strike. They don't have the leverage or the dedication to the longer term cause to make that happen.
Once they are not allowed to work without a contract, the pressure will be enormous for the union to cave in or lose all dues in Verizon as their workforce is replaced.
What do you call bringing back retirees during a strike? They're not working for free. Also since there is no contract if there is a strike or lockout why can't company do what they want? Show me some law that says that in the event of a strike, while not under contract (as would be the case here), that a company can't simply end it's relationship with the union and start hiring workers sans union.