Can't wait to read mainstream media's take on the Verizon Strike ... here is one non mainstream media's view ...
“The company could have done this two months ago,” said network tech Pat Fahy of IBEW Local 827 in New Jersey. “They could have done it [when the contract expired] in August … and we would have taken it.”
Instead, he said, “they forced us to work without a contract for eight months and to be on strike for almost two months. Many of us have resentment two miles long.”
Though this strike was the fourth or fifth for many Verizon workers—nearly all have been with the company for over 15 years—it was the first time since 1989 that the company cut strikers’ health insurance.
doesn't make you wonder about the craziness of US healthcare ... then what does? IN short - if you go on strike - we will cut your health insurance - where else in the world can that even happen - much less does happen ?