I own this stock and thought it was a good company with strong workforce. After seeing these notes, you have convinced me to invest in China where people are begging for work and willing to work hard.
People tend to forget what they have, believe they are entitled, rationalize in thier own minds they are right and damage the company through working below standard while exaggerating thier contribution to the company. Unions can be good for people until they decide they are more important than the employees. They, in turn, become harmful.
Jobs are important, don't lose it and don't hurt the company. I will sell this stock and I will not buy this service. Good luck VZ.
So, your basing how you do business and or invest with verizon on anonymous posts on a yahoo message board. Verizon's union and non union workforce built the copper network that has lasted about 100yrs before it finally started to break down, we built the wireless network that is by far the best, and we have built the FIOS network successfully. These networks that WE built and maintain have generated billions of dollars in profits, huge executive paydays, and a solid investment choice for investors. It is not the union worker bringing down the stock, we are shareholders as much as anyone else and want to see this stock move. I also don't see how 3% increases per year for a 3 year contract, and not giving back DESERVED and EARNED benefits is a feeling of entitlement.