There have been reports all over the Verizon turf where picketers are being arrested for unlawful acts of sabotage, violent behavior and obstruction of government vehicles. There has also been reports of several dozen people crossing picket lines and some say that hundreds more plan to do so by the end of the week. Reasons cited were that union members realized that the union execs at the bargaining table bit off more than they could chew by saying that they will not give anything back and not make any concessions. These line crossers decided to go back to work now rather than lose anymore money for lies told to them by their leadership. Many arrests have been made of union members for sabotage, violence, destruction of private property and obstruction of government vehicles all across the area. Namely, several in NYC, Upstate NY and New Jersey. There has also been reports that arrests and citations were handed out for disorderly conduct and public drunkeness (on the picket line, no less).
This is the union that wants to win public opinion?!?! What example are they setting that will win ANY kind of support?! They are vandalizing Verizon property...knocking out customers phone/DSL/FiOS services...and ruining what little public sympathy that they may have had!!
Organized unions like the CWA and IBEW are just glorified criminal organizations. Subversive groups of individuals whose only loyalty is to the union, they could care less about the rest of the middle class. It's all a sham. They aren't checks and balances, they're goons with machiavellian tactics. Take your union rhetoric tripe elsewhere. It's like I'm listening to a gd politician.
I find it funny that those that accuse the union are those same that either are management or standing in unemployment. If you are smart enough you would understand that the unions are the checks and balance for corporate america. If not then we will be just like India where the wealthy steal from the poor because they do not want them to have what they have. We have 2 financial classes of people today. Wake up and fight for your rights or just go join Boehner in saying we need tax cuts for the wealthy whom per usatoday 1470 millionairs paid $0 in taxes in 2009 while he held our working class hostage for the second time. The first time was no unemployment benefits and today the debt ceiling rather than balancing the budget by taking back those same tax cuts. Pay trickles uphill. If the workers make X amount, than management makes X amount plus and so on. As of now the unions are the only ones that hold companies accountable. Do not cry when you feed your family cat food when you gave away your rights to corporate america. Fight for yourself and our future. Stand together and stand United.
One observation from MA at several company locations where picket lines have been walking I am seeing many young children, most likely sons and daughters of single parents....those children are being exposed to some of the most disgusting vial language. A great example to set for young American children....Great Imagie members are creating the adults walking the picket lines have been extremely rude to all vehicles in the area. NO sympathy from me a verizon customer....people remember the air traffic controllers......