Tell Verizon: Stop Attacking the Middle Class

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    Aug 16, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Read about it (and sign the petition) here:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-verizon-stop-attacking-the-middle-class

    Regardless of the outcome, I just marked Verizon off my list of potential services to use next week when I get a smartphone.
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    Aug 16, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidRead about it (and sign the petition) here:

    Where? Nothing appeared.

    BTW, your latest profile pic is too hot. And for those members who don't know you, let me confirm it's just like you, we had dinner with you barely a week ago.

    And although you did wear your shirt in a restaurant, rest assured to others, this is how you look in person.
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    Aug 16, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    Oh, OK, a link has now appeared. And we can guess which Republican members here will dispute this, being agents of corporate interests. I was considering Verizon for my next cell phone contract, but not now.
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    Aug 16, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    I used to work for Verizon back many moons ago when it was NY Telephone (then NYNEX, then Bell Atlantic). It was bad then and from what I've heard from friends who stuck around, it is worse now.

    Verizon Wireless is non-union and the guy who took over from Siedenberg is the former CEO of VW (before the merger with V). They want to break the union, plain and simple and since the landlines aren't where most of their revenue comes from anymore and since the calls can be routed to VW reps (and retirees and mgmt who were brought back and trained over the last year), Verizon can hold out. Verizon went to court to get injunctions on how many workers can picket and for how long. They're in it for the long haul and they're confident.

    Unfortunately, in the current environment, I haven't seen/heard much sympathy for the guys on strike ("should be lucky to have a job"; "i pay for my medical, why are they special" etc) which makes me think the union will blink before Verizon.
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    Aug 16, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    Thanks, always glad to do what I can to fight corporate greed.
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    Aug 17, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    I signed
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    If you're getting a smart phone plan, you don't want Verizon anyway, since they now limit your data usage. (But AT&T will do the same thing too.)
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidRead about it (and sign the petition) here:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-verizon-stop-attacking-the-middle-class

    Regardless of the outcome, I just marked Verizon off my list of potential services to use next week when I get a smartphone.


    Oh please. The wireline division (the guys who are on strike) has been losing money for years. Verizon only asked them to pay something into their health benefits. To date, they pay nothing into that fund.

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    Aug 18, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    There's a middle class???? icon_confused.gif
    We all poor!!!
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidI signed


    I hope you know what you signed.
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    I guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidI guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.



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  • JP85257

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    Aug 24, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    I support Verizon.

    Wait...I have Sprint. NM....
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 24, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    I'd rather tell Republicans to stop attacking the middle class.
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidI guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.

    You never get the whole story.
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
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    JackNWNJ saidI guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.

    You never get the whole story.


    I got it from a first-hand source.
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    Aug 24, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    JP85257 said
    JackNWNJ saidI guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.

    You never get the whole story.


    I got it from a first-hand source.


    No I mean what you posted as opposed to what the OP posted.
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    Aug 24, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
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    JackNWNJ said
    JP85257 said
    JackNWNJ saidI guess not. They are back at work (for now).

    You do know that those guys were cutting wire and engaging in other sabotage, at the behest of their union reps? And we'll see more of it in the next month or so.

    You never get the whole story.


    I got it from a first-hand source.


    No I mean what you posted as opposed to what the OP posted.


    Yeah, I get the story. These guys have a knee-jerk reaction to things like this.

    "I JUST SIGNED THE PETITION!" Meanwhile, they don't even know what they signed, and they don't know the first thing about the details of the strike.

    But you're right, no one would get the whole story by signing a stupid petition (a petition that no one will read or ever hear about again).