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Verizon Union Workers Going on Strike?

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Well there goes the Internet and TV!  Verizon claims they have trained non union people in the event of a strike, but good luck with that. Half the time Verizon can't keep services up and running with people who know what they are doing much less with a crew of newly "trained" scabs.

Hey Verizon..since you will be cutting costs by hiring non union workers, can I have the Weather Channel back now?  You said you cut the channel from your lineup because it was costing the company too much money. If you are saving money, I want the Weather Channel back!!! lol

 

Verizon Reports Little Progress in Negotiations Over New Contracts for East Landline Employees

After nearly seven weeks of challenging negotiations, Verizon is preparing for all potential scenarios following the expiration of its contracts with the CWA and IBEW, covering more than 37,000 Wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The contracts expire at midnight, Aug. 1, 2015.

While the company presented union leaders with a comprehensive initial offer on June 22 that included a solid wage increase, union leaders countered with a series of proposals that did virtually nothing to advance the progress of negotiations.

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In the meantime, Verizon is ready in the event of a work stoppage. Over the past several months, thousands of non-union Verizon employees and outside business partners have undergone extensive training in various network and customer service functions. The company stands committed to serve its customers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-reports-little-progress-in-negotiations-over-new-contracts-for-east-landline-employees-300122091.html

 

July 31, 2015

As contract expiration approaches we need to remember that we fought for every benefit and for every article in our contract. This generation and generations of CWA brothers and sisters before us sacrificed, mobilized and struck when necessary to raise our standard of living. 

Our contracts expire in 30 hours and there has been no movement by the Company. Verizon would like nothing more than to strip us of the gains we have made in our contract over the past years. Their demands at the bargaining table consist of nothing more than givebacks. Verizon wants to eliminate job security. They would rather ship your job overseas or hand it off to a contractor. They want to eliminate the Accident Disability Plan. Under Verizon's proposal you are out of luck if you get hurt on the job. They want to make cuts to your medical benefits but then increase your premiums and co-pays. You are nothing more than a cost to them. 

Verizon is an extremely profitable company that posted $29 billion in profits over the past five years. In 2014, Verizon paid their CEO over $18 million but we are a cost problem for them? Verizon wants you to feel ashamed for asking for our fair share when it comes to wages, benefits or other compensation. 

More at: http://www.cwalocal2108.org/

 

 

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Well there goes the Internet and TV!  Verizon claims they have trained non union people in the event of a strike, but good luck with that. Half the time Verizon can't keep services up and running with people who know what they are doing much less with a crew of newly "trained" scabs.

Hey Verizon..since you will be cutting costs by hiring non union workers, can I have the Weather Channel back now?  You said you cut the channel from your lineup because it was costing the company too much money. If you are saving money, I want the Weather Channel back!!! lol

 

Verizon Reports Little Progress in Negotiations Over New Contracts for East Landline Employees

After nearly seven weeks of challenging negotiations, Verizon is preparing for all potential scenarios following the expiration of its contracts with the CWA and IBEW, covering more than 37,000 Wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The contracts expire at midnight, Aug. 1, 2015.

While the company presented union leaders with a comprehensive initial offer on June 22 that included a solid wage increase, union leaders countered with a series of proposals that did virtually nothing to advance the progress of negotiations.

<snip>

In the meantime, Verizon is ready in the event of a work stoppage. Over the past several months, thousands of non-union Verizon employees and outside business partners have undergone extensive training in various network and customer service functions. The company stands committed to serve its customers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-reports-little-progress-in-negotiations-over-new-contracts-for-east-landline-employees-300122091.html

 

July 31, 2015

As contract expiration approaches we need to remember that we fought for every benefit and for every article in our contract. This generation and generations of CWA brothers and sisters before us sacrificed, mobilized and struck when necessary to raise our standard of living. 

Our contracts expire in 30 hours and there has been no movement by the Company. Verizon would like nothing more than to strip us of the gains we have made in our contract over the past years. Their demands at the bargaining table consist of nothing more than givebacks. Verizon wants to eliminate job security. They would rather ship your job overseas or hand it off to a contractor. They want to eliminate the Accident Disability Plan. Under Verizon's proposal you are out of luck if you get hurt on the job. They want to make cuts to your medical benefits but then increase your premiums and co-pays. You are nothing more than a cost to them. 

Verizon is an extremely profitable company that posted $29 billion in profits over the past five years. In 2014, Verizon paid their CEO over $18 million but we are a cost problem for them? Verizon wants you to feel ashamed for asking for our fair share when it comes to wages, benefits or other compensation. 

More at: http://www.cwalocal2108.org/

 

 

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