This week the Communications Workers of America went on strike against Verizon. Every three years, management at the telecom giant forces their wireline call center and copper and fiber optic workforce to the brink of a work stoppage. If you know anyone who works at Verizon, I bet they are unhappy all the time. Not just the union employee, but management as well. It's a mess over there, but trust me Cablevision is no better.
During previous strikes, you read the typical fact based newspaper articles, sensational TV news coverage and predictable press releases from both sides. Nonetheless this strike, which will affect 39,000 working families in eight states, will be much different than years past. Forget that millions of customers will see an interruption in service, this year will see participation by the non-union wireless employees.
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