The Verizon Strike – Reality Calling
Disclaimer preamble: The matter of labor unions does not move me either to cheers or to condemnation: neither the philosophy itself of workers banding together – now that we are many decades past sweat shops – nor as the cause of the state’s current fiscal travails. (The overwhelming responsibility for the latter accrues to our elected officials – but more on that some other time.)
45,000 Verizon workers went on strike Sunday.
I sincerely hope that they arrive at a new contract soon. It’s no more fun for employees to walk the picket line than it is for managers, et al, to work double shifts trying to service customers.
I just have one question (and a follow up).
These employees have been paying zero towards their health insurance?
Verizon wants unionized workers, who currently pay no monthly premiums for health care, to begin contributing at least $100 a month, or $1,200 a year.
And they propose to continue doing so?