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Old 08-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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This can't possibly be true. because this doesn't happen anymore.

Anybody try to cross a picket line to get into a parking lot where the just happens to be a Verizon store?? Yikes!!

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Richard Aulicino, a technician with CWA Local 1109, said he sat outside a Verizon garage in New York City on Sunday and followed a vehicle to a job site in Brooklyn. When the vehicle pulled up to a house, he and three of his union workers got out of their car and picketed the job site. The Verizon workers called the police on the union employees, he said, though the police didn't make them leave.

"We cannot stop them from doing their job," he said. But, Mr. Aulicino said, "We can harass them while they are on the job."
This was brought up on a local talk radio show today and of course the Verizon workers called in. Angry bunch they seem to be. Clueless as well, as far as what goes on in the world outside Verizon. The sense of entitlement is mind boggling. You'd think they were government employees. Anyway one of the "gentlemen" who called in was asked if he would follow workers to jobs and harass them and he replied that no he would not he would actually punch them in the face.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Nice. A proud bunch they should be.
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The biggest failure of any union is the inability to recognize their enemy.

The problem is not the individual man who works non-union. The problem is the company that refuses to provide safe working conditions or proper wages to that man.

Nonsense like this does absolutely nothing to help unionization and everything to hurt it. It makes adversaries out of the very people they should be trying to recruit.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Ugh. When are they going to outlaw this 19th century dinosaur? get a job losers!
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They got guys like Joe Biden on their side. What did you expect?

I feel very little sympathy for any union worker who is like the people you described Scott.

Ask what you can do for your country, not what your country can do for you. Bastards.
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does anyone know what they are upset about..?
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In any group there are butt heads, the local should try to rein these butt heads in, and allow brighter members to make the news.
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does anyone know what they are upset about..?
From what I gather the contract with the IBEW is up and the IBEW doesn't care because they already have enough dead weight.
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In any group there are butt heads, the local should try to rein these butt heads in, and let brighter members to make the news.
It would be very hard for them to completely change their ways like this, wouldn't it?
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Verizon is trying to take away their pensions,health insurance and a few other things.

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They want their customers to pay 100% of their health insurance.

With 20% Unemployment they should just "FIRE" them all

There are plenty of people that would love to have their jobs at the current pay...
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Funny how only half the story ever makes the news. I guess no one heard about the management who ran through a picket line, running one guys foot over and hitting another person in the head with a mirror.

Honestly, the story that is posted sounds like total BS.
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Funny how only half the story ever makes the news. I guess no one heard about the management who ran through a picket line, running one guys foot over and hitting another person in the head with a mirror.

Honestly, the story that is posted sounds like total BS.
Again if they don't like their jobs they can quit.

Btw my phone service is Verizon and they better have 24/7 service.

The management should just fire them all and get some men that want to work.
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Again if they don't like their jobs they can quit.

Btw my phone service is Verizon and they better have 24/7 service.

The management should just fire them all and get some men that want to work.
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My great grandfather used to beat the crap out of the foremen when they had labor disagreements. That was how they worked it out in the 19th century. Unions are a 20th century establishment.
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From what LITTLE I KNOW, the strikers are the land line guys and I think this sector of Verizon is being whittled away. Subcontractors and less land lines, I know my FIOS was installed by piece work hacks.

I do understand the men freaking out by their possible loss of pensions and health insurance, but in many business these bennies are shrinking.
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You guys are sinking your own ship as a Verizon customer i better have 24/7 service if i don't then they will lose and the majority of their customers feel the same way .

Their workers get above average pay and beni's acting like a bunch of spoiled babys they should just "FIRE" them all...
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Ugh. When are they going to outlaw this 19th century dinosaur? get a job losers!
...and I'm sure when your boss wants to send you to a prevailing rate job, you refuse,......right?
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