by Big Dog on Aug 10, 2011 at 08:27 Political
I don’t mean strike as in a work stoppage to force a company to give in to demands because that is already happening. Verizon’s landline union workers went on strike after negotiations broke down. Seems the company wants its union employees to help reduce costs while keeping a competitive benefits package. The union bosses and the thugs don’t like that idea because they would rather bankrupt a company than share some of the burden. The union claims Verizon is trying to wipe out 50 years of gains.
Looks like the union thugs are striking in another way (and it is not new for union thugs). Verizon reports that some of its lines have been sabotaged. The sabotage has disrupted service and could cause a dangerous situation should someone need to contact emergency services…
Verizon reports that fiber optic lines were intentionally cut in Tewksbury and that there have been 12 acts of sabotage to the phone lines, internet and television services in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York since the strike began. Verizon also reports that equipment was stolen in Cedar Grove NJ and a heat system was tampered with in Manhattan. [Boston.com]
Of course the union is saying it has no knowledge of its members doing such things and the union does not condone such actions. I guess it is just a coincidence that all this sabotage took place right after the union went on strike and happened in the same time period across multiple states.
Verizon is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons committing these crimes.
What do you want to bet that should the criminals be caught (and turn out to be union members) the union bosses that have no knowledge and do not condone such acts will work very hard to keep the offenders from being fired?
This is how unions act when they don’t get what they want. They attack people, they sabotage company equipment, and they commit criminal acts in order to coerce the company to submit to their demands.
Imagine what would happen if Verizon cut (as in cut off service) the phone lines going onto union headquarters or the homes of union employees. Imagine what would happen if Verizon turned off the cellular service of the striking workers (the wireless portion would only affect landline workers with Verizon wireless service). It would be inadvertent, of course…
The union bosses would scream, Eric Holder and the Obama regime would go into overdrive to attack Verizon and the union thugs would cry like babies. And you can bet that the union would not accept any press release from Verizon claiming it had no knowledge of company workers doing such things and does not condone them.
The union should negotiate in good faith with the company and stop holding the company hostage. These union workers are holding a gun to the heads of the company executives and trying to force them to do things that the company can’t afford to do.
Let’s face it, the union workers here are terrorists.
But I bet you will never hear a Democrat say such a thing. They save that for their lies about the TEA Party.
Never surrender, never submit.
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