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Verizon Union Picketer Unleashes Profanity-Laced Tirade In Front of Daughter

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Verizon Union Picketer Unleashes Profanity-Laced Tirade In Front of Daughter


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Verizon landline workers are currently staging a massive strike stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. They’re protesting cutbacks as a result of declining business. But as they try to win the hearts, minds, and wallets of their employer (and even the public), you got to think the video you‘re about to see certainly won’t help.

A video was posted on YouTube yesterday shows an alleged Verizon picketer going berserk at what appears to be replacement workers or management trying to cross the picket line in a Verizon truck. The man, however, is not alone. In the video, his daughter ca
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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So since the decline of landline usage in America spreads, the Verizon workers go on strike. What a crazy world this is.

Need for a product goes down, a company is forced to let people go and they stomp their feet and yell "nah ah".

Not only do they stomp their feet, they go off on tantrums to the people filling in for the protestors, block business and then post it as if this is the right thing to do.

Crazy



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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by macman


So since the decline of landline usage in America spreads, the Verizon workers go on strike. What a crazy world this is.

Need for a product goes down, a company is forced to let people go and they stomp their feet and yell "nah ah".

Not only do they stomp their feet, they go off on tantrums to the people filling in for the protestors, block business and then post it as if this is the right thing to do.

Crazy



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i'm not sure as to why they are picketing, and that protester shouldn't have his daughter there, might not be the most friendliest of environments
but that doesn't mean they should shut up and continue working, if they're employer is in the wrong. employer and employee rights, right?



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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How is the employer wrong? All telecommunication Providers have seen a massive drop in Land Lines, so they must cut the departments.

I have worked with/alongside Union Telecom guys. About 90% will not do anything but their specified job, and even that is very limited in responsibilities and duty's. So, it does not surprise me that they would rather picket line the buildings then offer to be retrained or look for another job.


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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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I watched the video and have to ask - how do we know this isn't staged?

A solitary "union protestor" confronts a Verizon truck and starts dropping the F-bomb in front of his daughter. This strike me as odd - where are all the other protestors? Who was operating the camera? The fact the camera man was only feet away from the protestor and presumably his daughter makes me think they were aware of his/her presence. If the camera operator was part of the protest (and pro-union) then why would they release this video? If they were hostile to the protestor or the union, then why was the man screaming and acting completely oblivious to it's presence?

How hard would it be for a corporation to stage a phony protestor lashing out at one of their employees/truck and casting the whole union in a bad light? Put a doe-eyed little girl in the mix and suddenly the union looks like evil trolls.

Considering how easy it is to fake anything these days we need proof this was a bonafide union employee of Verizon and not some trick of that company to turn public opinion against said union.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
I watched the video and have to ask - how do we know this isn't staged?

A solitary "union protestor" confronts a Verizon truck and starts dropping the F-bomb in front of his daughter. This strike me as odd - where are all the other protestors? Who was operating the camera? The fact the camera man was only feet away from the protestor and presumably his daughter makes me think they were aware of his/her presence. If the camera operator was part of the protest (and pro-union) then why would they release this video? If they were hostile to the protestor or the union, then why was the man screaming and acting completely oblivious to it's presence?

How hard would it be for a corporation to stage a phony protestor lashing out at one of their employees/truck and casting the whole union in a bad light? Put a doe-eyed little girl in the mix and suddenly the union looks like evil trolls.

Considering how easy it is to fake anything these days we need proof this was a bonafide union employee of Verizon and not some trick of that company to turn public opinion against said union.


If you read the whole story, you would find that the Union website was the original source of the video.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Is it any wonder why some of us believe the unions have no place in the public sector? This is a great example of the mentality in union group-think. They could care less about the business revenue, it's all about them 'getting theirs'. Screw everyone else, right?

In fact, that's another thing to address: there's more than just 'group-think' with these people, there's also 'group-work-ethic', 'group-skills', 'group-wage'. They will all eventually settle down to the lowest common denominator. That being the lowest in each category, and no incentive to do any better. This all leads to lose/lose for everyone.

Here's a tip, for any business owners that may be reading this: The easiest way to take out a competitor is to send the unions to their door.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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ironically, you fail to mention these same workers install FIOS (a massive bundled home communications network). so while your beloved Verizon may indeed see a downtick in landlines I am sure the amount of business they recieve from FIOS subscribers easily dwarfs that down tick. it's the same old story; corporations taking from their employees to line their executives / shareholders pockets. (and for some reason you OP defend it ~ ?????). any workers rights oriented individual would boycott Verizon ......... in a heartbeat.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Typical union thug low life.
Not surprised at all.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by LooksLikeWeMadeIt
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ironically, you fail to mention these same workers install FIOS (a massive bundled home communications network). so while your beloved Verizon may indeed see a downtick in landlines I am sure the amount of business they recieve from FIOS subscribers easily dwarfs that down tick. it's the same old story; corporations taking from their employees to line their executives / shareholders pockets. (and for some reason you OP defend it ~ ?????). any workers rights oriented individual would boycott Verizon ......... in a heartbeat.


Are you sure about that??? Huh???

If they are Union, and they are, then no. All positions are specialized. Home Landline and Business Landline don't even cross paths, they are 2 different positions.
Same as FIOS for residential and FIOS to Enterprise (Business) customers.
Now, even POTS lines for residential techs don't do DSL for residential. Both are 2 separate positions.

It comes down to simple math. Sounds like you want Verizon to operate their budget like Obama and the Fed.
If their is no revenue for that department, that department either gets absorbed into another and the tech gets retrained or they get let go.
And again, I have seen Union CO Techs fight tooth and nail to not have to run Frame Jumpers, because that was below them.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Yep. Used to walk into Qwest CO's and see the USSR style poster with the male and female worker with the statement above them "A secure job is your right".
All that was missing was the sickle and hammer.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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They're not simply protesting cutbacks due to land line reduction. They're protesting the freezing of pensions. That's not cool at all!


They said they're resisting management proposals that would freeze worker's pensions and have them start contributing to health care premiums.


www.wetmtv.com...

Personally, I side with them about the premiums too; but I can understand falling on the other side.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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If you read the whole story, you would find that the Union website was the original source of the video.


And if you read the article you linked to, you'll see the original source is YOUTUBE.


A video was posted on YouTube yesterday shows an alleged Verizon picketer going berserk at what appears to be replacement workers or management trying to cross the picket line in a Verizon truck. The man, however, is not alone. In the video, his daughter can be seen holding a strike sign and standing in front of the vehicle. Still, that didn’t stop him from launching into a hate-filled speech against the other men, calling them “losers,“ ”scumbags,“ and ”scabs,” all the while mixing in profanity


Nothing on that union branch's Web site refers to this video - nothing. The only thing that makes any connection to that union is the girl's placard. Which, again, proves nothing.

Again, this video looks staged. I'll wait until they positively identify this man as a real union member and not some actor, before jumping to conclusions.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by Solasis
They're not simply protesting cutbacks due to land line reduction. They're protesting the freezing of pensions. That's not cool at all!


They said they're resisting management proposals that would freeze worker's pensions and have them start contributing to health care premiums.


www.wetmtv.com...

Personally, I side with them about the premiums too; but I can understand falling on the other side.


Oh yeah....They can't be forced to pay for their own healthcare. That's just not right.
Seeing that the non-union CLECs in the US provide the same services for about 20% less then the LECs do, and so the LECs are loosing money and having to cut back.

Damn them. *Shakes fist at Ivan Seidenberg"



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Oh boy, here we go. Staged. Yep. Ok.
Youtube profile.
www.youtube.com...

and I am sure if it was staged, the local union would be all over it. Asking youtube to take it down.

But, sure sure. It's all staged, because it does not fit into what you want.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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A pension? I would LOVE to get a pension!!!

Start contributing to their health-care coverage? I would LOVE if someone would pay most of my health care coverage!!!

Hey union idiot, can you hear me now? Good!



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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talk about stupidity.

lets see no work as in the decline of landlines and the unions go no no pay us anyway.

yep that right there is the reason i cant stand unions.

meh lets give it up for the communists!!!! hip hip gimme my pay paycheck !!!



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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If only all those switchboard operators were unionized we could still be using those cool cranking phones and asking the operator to connect us to our neighbors.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Actually they are in charge of FIOS. Verizon workers are striking where I live to and the news specified that if you needed FIOS installed or had an issue with FIOS you out of luck. From my understanding the only thing not being affected is verizon wireless everything else is. Their grief is that the company made a profit of over 4 billion dollars last year and refuses to increase their benefits/wage. I think its fair considering these people are on the front lines everyday.


 
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by macman
reply to post by acidsweep
 


How is the employer wrong? All telecommunication Providers have seen a massive drop in Land Lines, so they must cut the departments.

I have worked with/alongside Union Telecom guys. About 90% will not do anything but their specified job, and even that is very limited in responsibilities and duty's. So, it does not surprise me that they would rather picket line the buildings then offer to be retrained or look for another job.


edit on 9-8-2011 by macman because: (no reason given)


do you know how unions work? this is not uncommon. they even show it well in the movie the replacements.




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