The way I see it, MCI,VZ wireless and GTE management will rule VZ landlines. All the VZ "domestic" management are disgruntled and will leave, because the pension and medical benefits are gone, however the MCI, GTE, VZ wireless management is breathing a sigh of releif because they never had a pension, and their attitudes are, wow!, look at the possibitities! All these great jobs and we don't have to compete with all those "domestic management" VZ employees. In 2008 when we "union" grunts are on strike they will have in place a younger eager management work force to carry the load while we fight for our pensions and medical benefits. It is not going to be nice folks. Hold on to your hat.