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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 28 May 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 82 : "text" format

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The Verizon Strike: 'This Is One of the Last Big Fights' Bill Horne
Re: Growing anger amoung Verizon strikersDavid Clayton
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <nhq300$l12$1@dont-email.me> Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 12:43:04 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: The Verizon Strike: 'This Is One of the Last Big Fights' BY STEVEN WISHNIA "This is not just a strike against Verizon," Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton told the more than 1,500 people who packed the block outside a Verizon Wireless store on Wall Street May 5. "This is a strike because this country's lords and corporations have decided they want to get rid of unions. It's about every person with a union card. It's about every person who works for a living." The strike began April 13, when 39,000 workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked out, virtually all of them in Verizon's landline division. It came eight months after the company's contracts with the CWA and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the two unions representing those workers, expired. https://indypendent.org/2016/05/19/verizon-strike-one-last-big-fights -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nhqun3$l7n$3@dont-email.me> Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 00:32:36 -0000 (UTC) From: David Clayton <dc33box-cdt@yahoo.com.au> Subject: Re: Growing anger amoung Verizon strikers On Fri, 20 May 2016 12:46:38 -0400, Bill Horne wrote: > 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. Given (from my outsider's view) that most workers in the USA seem to be screwed down to the lowest common denominator, do these people actually have a chance of winning? --- Regards, David. David Clayton, e-mail: dc33box-cdt@yahoo.com.au Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have. ***** Moderator's Note ***** David, ask me on January 3rd. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 28 May 2016

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