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The Telecom Digest for October 8, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 235 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Union reaches tentative deal with Verizon (Bill Horne)
Re: Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service (Paul)
IBEW members still voting on new contract (Bill Horne)

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Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:02:38 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Union reaches tentative deal with Verizon Message-ID: <20121007190238.GA13444@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I'm catching up on news: I hadn't seen a TV set or heard a news broadcast for the last two months, so this might be a little bit stale for some of you. Bill - - - - - - Union reaches tentative deal with Verizon By Michael B. Farrell, Globe Staff More than a year after 6,000 Verizon Communications Inc. employees in Massachusetts staged a contentious two-week strike, their union representatives struck a tentative agreement with the communications giant Wednesday for a new three-year contract. http://www.boston.com/businessupdates/2012/09/19/union-reaches-tentative-deal-with-verizon/TcNpkVVeS2YB2l9EBRkMeO/story.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:35:12 +0000 (UTC) From: Paul <pssawyer@remove-this.comcast.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service Message-ID: <XnsA0E5800C5AFC9Senex@> HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote in news:8a4b50da-651c-4628-b567-69d7dd804212@o7g2000yqb.googlegroups.com : > On Aug 31, 9:35 pm, Monty Solomon <mo...@roscom.com> wrote: >> Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service > > Historical note: > > The old Bell System once had a major presence in the Merrimack > Valley. Western Electric's Merrimack Valley Works at their height > employed around 12,000 people, and were the major employer in the > region. > > The AT&T archives has an interesting video describing it. (Note > that these archives have both historical and contemporary > technology videos available for view). > > > http://techchannel.att.com/play-video.cfm/2011/6/22/AT > &T-Archives-I > n-the-Merrimack-Valley In those days, many of my friends had a parent who worked there; I remember a tour of the plant, probably with school, but I do not remember any details. -- Paul
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:12:15 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: IBEW members still voting on new contract Message-ID: <20121007191215.GA14718@telecom.csail.mit.edu> The IBEW membership is still voting on whether to accept the tentative agreement with Verizon. http://ibew2322.com/ http://ibew2222.org/tentative_agreement_with_verizon_-_ratification_voting_is_ongoing (Other sites are easy to find.) -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
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