Verizon strike what a sorry bunch

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    Picking saying they want jobs. Are they not the ones who walked off their jobs. Just be grateful that you have one but there is a lot of people who dont.
     
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    I just heard on the news the unions strikers cut the lines to phones to the hospitals and other buildings . Of course they are denied it but the Feds are involved. I hope they all go to jail worthless piece of craps!
     
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    My dad was a life long member of the UMWA and when I was a kid I used to love to help him make jackrocks to throw on the road.

    I used to go to the picket lines with him during strikes.

    When he retired and saw what the union done to the mining jobs he regreted every union due he ever paid. The union priced labor out of the market here in WV. Now that the UMWA has lost most of its power the mining jobs are coming back and the pay is very good.

    The need for unions is over. They are just a huge money making scheme to keep the union afloat.
     
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    In the early 50's the union shot the windows out of my uncles house but of course they didn't man up. They said they didn't do it but his company was the only one in a union negotiation so maybe it was random. Unions are sorry bunch who don't want to work. Can you imagine what a car would cost if the labor was down where the rest of us work. There is not a lot of skill involved in putting hubcaps on Fords.
     
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    I know a few people who work for Verizon out here in California. They are not unionized. If someone tried to get the unions in, they'd find some way to fire them.

    Unions were neccessary at one time when 12 year old kids lost most of their fingers in sweat shops for $1/day. We have enough protections in place now that make many unions obsolete. But I will always think that policemen, nurses, teamsters (if they're driving trucks!), and firefighters should have unions.
     
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    Isn't most of what unions do now law anyway? Except for holding your hand and taking your dues, what does a modern union do that the individual couldn't do for themselves?
     
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    My buddy works for verizon.

    They are stricking b/c they don't want to pay for their medical benefits.

    right now all they have to pay is a $15 co-pay if they go see a doctor.

    considering what obamacare may do to the cost of medical premiums, I can't blame V for wanting them to pony up.
     
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    What fine people who work for Verizon. I hope they fire all their asses and start fresh.. Verizon is trying to get a restraining order because they are going to far
     
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    Keep in mind that Verizon is a very large company. There's bound to be some assholes.
     

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