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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 21 May 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 80 : "text" format

Table of contents
Why I'm on strike against VerizonBill Horne
Growing anger amoung Verizon strikersBill Horne
Re: Western Union History of Technical ProgressHAncock4
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20160520165155.GA3918@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:51:55 -0400 From: Bill Horne <hornew728@horneQRM.biz> Subject: Why I'm on strike against Verizon Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam is baffled. Recently, he walked up to a picket line and told striking workers, "This makes no sense to anybody. To be honest, I'm not sure why you're out here." Well, it makes sense to me. Let me explain why I've joined nearly 40,000 workers on strike from Massachusetts to Virginia. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/betsy-derr/can-you-hear-me-now-verizon_b_10045626.html -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160520164638.GA3899@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:46:38 -0400 From: Bill Horne <hornew728@horneQRM.biz> Subject: Growing anger amoung Verizon strikers A sellout contract is being prepared by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) as the strike by 40,000 Verizon workers on the East Coast of the United States enters its sixth week. Since April 13, thousands of wire and call center workers at the world's second largest telecom company have been on strike in defense of their health care benefits, retirement and job security. The company, which has mounted a major strikebreaking operation, is demanding increased contributions to health insurance and the ability to shift workers around the country for months at a time. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/veri-m20.html -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <699d463b-7a49-4df7-b9ef-ca072ba3f299@googlegroups.com> Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 14:20:29 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Western Union History of Technical Progress On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:21:55 PM UTC-5, Moderator wrote: > Thanks to Jim Haynes, we have added an important document to our archives: > > The Western Union Telegraph Corporation History of Technical Progress, Volumes 1 & 2 Thanks for posting them. Very interesting stuff, including neat photos of WU facilities of the 1940s. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 21 May 2016

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