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On Strike

striking verizon workers

Verizon workers on strike

Things were more dramatic in downtown Pittsburgh where more workers gathered, but here in Carnegie our little handful had a good bit of support from people driving past and honking, including me. A highly profitable company asking for cuts in wages and benefits is an old story while CEOs are being paid multiple millions, and while they say that the areas where the unionized workers are employed involve wiring which is where business is declining hence the assumed need for cutbacks, they still say that customers will be inconvenienced by the workers’ absence and managers will have to step in to get the work done, so there must be enough need for these workers. We’ve seen plenty of strikes here, and unfortunately they rarely end well for the worker.

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