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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Verizon Workers Enter Day 23 of Strike

Unionized Elmira Verizon employees entered Day 23 of the national strike on Friday.

With black, red and white signs hanging from their necks, a small group of Community Workers of America union members walked around Wisner Park on the rainy, 50-degree day.

The Elmira chapters of CWA and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — the two unions striking — joined the national effort of 39,000 other employees. The unions represent installers, customer service employees, repairmen and other service workers in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., for Verizon's wireline business, which provides fixed-line phone services and FiOS Internet service.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shareholder results came in on Thursday I believe, 70%+ of shareholders voted against the union demands. Hey unions, can you hear us now?

Anonymous said...

I hope they stay on strike for the next year!! Sucks not getting a paycheck, don't it!!?

Anonymous said...

If you don't like unions, don't apply for a union job. It's that simple.

Why do you care about other people's negotiations with their employer?

Anonymous said...

This is nothing more than extortion PERIOD!!!

Barney Rubble said...

Sell off the wire line business.

Anonymous said...

Democrats have let the dying Unions down.

Anonymous said...

Hey Verizon workers, enjoy the summer off and get ready for the cold of winter.....off

Anonymous said...

Told the protestors at the cell store by Walmart that I didn't agree with them and they needed to be thankful for what they have and had three " the only three " black workers become enraged. One ran after me jumping around like a boxer wanting to fight. Can you believe that? Funny thing is I turned around to oblige him at that point. I can only be a stupid white anything but so much. Needless to say... He changes his tune quickly when his female friends quit barking and he was alone. I'm not sure what's worse. Verizon workers on strike. Or Verizon workers on strike with BLM mentality as reps.

Anonymous said...

Keep striking. I'm with you, hold your ground at least for a year make them feel it. I'll keep honking my horn. Oh yeah I forgot I am a scab though

Anonymous said...

Union dues buys no shoes!

Anonymous said...

Because they insist on making it so piblic

Anonymous said...

They have forfeited their jobs!

Anonymous said...

Unions are the only voice a worker has. I have no problem if it is a union shop. If it is not no problem. Some unions have done well for the workers. From what I hear Verizon needs a union. Some places do not. Good luck hold the line.

Anonymous said...

Unions are dying no matter what. No longer need. No political party is going to be able to help.

Anonymous said...

According to Newsweek, union technicians earn an average of nearly $70,000 while a non-Union employee performing same work earns around $45,000. Since the jobs don't require an advanced degree and only about a few weeks of "training", in my view $45,000 is appropriate.

The entitlement attitude, greed and self-serving nature of this and most other unions is what eventually brings them all down.

And if you think a union is the only "voice" an employee has, you must still be living in the 1940's.

Anonymous said...

too bad you didn't get a video of that.