Verizon Strike

Verizon Strike
@Marcyaz (35618)
United States
May 4, 2016 8:30am CST
Verizon technicians and customer service reps walked off the job over 2 weeks ago from the wireless business section. The were striking outside the New York offices in New York City. There are picket lines at Verizon Wireless stores in a number of cities. Over 37,000 workers from all over the Country say it is about more than wages and benefits. There was an offer from Verizon but it was rejected by the Unions that are representing the workers .
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@amadeo (70468)
• United States
4 May 16
almost forgotten about this.They are still on strike?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@amadeo Yes they are still on strike and for how long who knows.
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@amadeo (70468)
• United States
4 May 16
@Marcyaz How does this affect the customer?who have their service?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@amadeo I imagine it would mean their service is not as good.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 May 16
the whole economy is going to poo, yeah gas is cheaper right now, but one cannot afford to live on the wages provided, and when they raise those wages prices go right on up more, so it's a cycle of work hard to get nowhere.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@Jessicalynnt Everything goes up in price but wages and SS do not go up.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
So it has trickled down to the workers. That is sad. I remember the strke I was in back 1977. They are not fun to go through. I hope they come to some decision soon.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@celticeagle Yep it is the workers who are dissatisfied. I hope they do something soon, The Unions. I am not one for the Unions.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
@Marcyaz ...Yeah, most aren't for the unions and that is why the workplace is such fun to be in today.
@DianneN (82202)
• United States
4 May 16
I'm a Verizon customer, but the strike hasn't bothered me. They are the best carrier around my area.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
I'm glad the strike hasn't bothered you.
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@skysnap (17960)
4 May 16
any other alternative company? or have any options options?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@skysnap I have T-Mobile and I would not switch from them for anything. Such good service and customer reps. Verizon for one thing is way too high in price.
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
4 May 16
Oops does this harmed your network too.
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
4 May 16
@amanabas I have no idea as I am not a member of Verizon but have friends that are although I haven't asked them about that.
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• United States
8 May 16
Wow are they still on strike do you know my friend?
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@Marcyaz (35618)
• United States
8 May 16
@TiarasOceanView I haven't heard anything about the strike being over yet.
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• United States
8 May 16
@Marcyaz Wow..
@Corbin5 (113140)
• United States
4 May 16
Will have to take a look and see what else is the cause for the strike. The economy stinks here and the majority are struggling. Hope this strike works out well for those involved. Intel laid off 12,000 American workers to be replaced by foreign workers. Bad times here. Just took a look: 5,000 jobs outsourced to Mexico, Philippines and Dominican Republic by Verizon. Yep, the way things are here now. I am sure Verizon will outsource even more.