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    Re: Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    The landline business is virtually nonexistant. I think the time they are wasting by going on strike they could be using by looking for a different job.
    Yes, the landline business is nowhere near what it was even 15 years ago. I don't think anyone will deny that. Many of these employees are like my Union Brothers and Sisters.... they're in their 40's and 50's. They've been doing this work for 20-30 years already. They got these jobs right out of high school, and this has been their career. They do not want to have to be looking for another line of work. They're at least halfway through their working careers and don't want to start over at ground zero again. I can't say that I blame them for that. Especially since until Verizon divests itself of the landline business, which they are not having an easy time doing, these workers will be needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    So they still need employee's until then.
    Exactly. What it would seem Verizon WANTS to do is to bring in outside contractors at a reduced rate to do the work. They apparently want to reduce their in-house workforce to as minimal as they can get away with and use the contractors, for whom they don't pay benefits, to do most of the work. No sensible Union is going to allow that to happen any more than absolutely necessary.

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    Re: Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal

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    That's part of LIFE. **** changes.

    Wonder how many horse and buggy makers went out of business because of Henry Ford...
    Funny, I think the same thing about coal as a source of electricity.
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    Re: Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Funny, I think the same thing about coal as a source of electricity.
    Thing is, you make changes that work, not changes that "feel good"
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal

    Well Fox is right... AND wrong.


    The old contract will go back into effect Tuesday, while negotiators continue to work towards a new resolution, said Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 35,000 Verizon employees. He said workers were willing to return because the company seemed ready to negotiate.

    "The strike was about the process. We are now convinced that a change to the process is possible," Mr. Cohen said. "The risk of going back to work while negotiating this is worth it to us." He said talks would resume late next week.
    Verizon Employees to Return to Work - WSJ.com
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    Re: Verizon Workers Going Back to Work, Without Deal

    Lord I hate cell phones!!!! I really do!

    Now that that's out of my system. It is good when business and employees work together. And good when they are willing to talk and listen. Generally bad when one side holds too much leverage.

    So, this seems fine so far.

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