45,000 Verizon employees leave their job vacant to strike; smart or dumb?
Verizon could probably fill those “vacant” jobs in 1 day; while 45,000 jobs sure would go a long way towards the unemployment rate this month.
You would have thought the wire line employees would be happy to have a job since that part of the business has been in a decline for the last 10 years. But who knows what Verizon was thinking by asking them to contribute to their health care premiums that the employee hasn't had to pay a dime into….the gall of some businesses. Hope they keep their corporation here and not ship it overseas.
So the debate is:
Are unions once again demanding too much from employers during a horrendous economic point in our country? What can be gained or lost by striking at this time by any union?
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