As Verizon Strike Continues, Thousands Of NJ Customers Suffer Delays In Service

Verizon Workers Protest Pay Cuts On South Clifton Avenue picAs thousands of Verizon workers continue their strike, thousands of New Jersey customers are finding themselves with delayed service. In New Jersey alone, 7,000 union workers are on strike, representing nearly half of the company’s workforce in the state. There are another 40,000 union workers on strike in the rest of the country.

About a dozen Verizon Communications workers protested near the Verizon offices on South Clifton Avenue on Sunday morning after Verizon said it wouldn’t agree to a new contract with its workers.

The strike is a result of a tough position Verizon took in its attempt to extract concessions from its workers, attempting to change the contract terms to allow it to more easily fire workers, halt pensions, require union workers to contribute to health-plan premiums.

The strike is now affecting Verizon’s customer support, as well as halt the expansion of its FiOS television service.

 The strike does not affect Verizon Wireless, which is comprised of non-union workers. TLS.

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  1. Its a different world out there than it was before wireless. Having worked for lucent technolgies for 40 years as a communications technician and spent some time on picket lines myself in todays environment land lines are fast becoming a thing of the past. its going to be a tough go for these workers. Companies even when they are prospering do not like to share their profits with those who earn them for the company . Negotiations between the Union & Company need to be fare on both sides of the fence. That does not always happen. Having lived it I can say being on strike is not fun and stressful financially ,but sometimes its necessary to get a contract that is fare to the workers its the only course to take . I hope for all those who are walking the picket lines it does not last long .

  2. I have no sympathy for unions. They destroyed my father’s business and they destroyed him. He was a good generous employer of a small business, and they drove him out. They accomplished killing good jobs and a good man.

  3. I have an appointment to have Fios installed Saturday morning & will it or will it not be installed. Cant get a hold of anyone to find out.

  4. Unions destroyed this country, if your a good worker you dont need a union to get ahead you get ahead on your own merits, one only needs the union thugs behind them if they are lazy (moderated) that want a good salary and benefits for doing next to nothing.

  5. I passed the Verizon unions striking on Rt 42 in Fallsburg on Sunday. They were dancing in the street like hyenas. They were asking all the drivers to give them a thumbs-up. We all gave them a thumbs-down.

    They should all be fired.

    Give me give me give me. Take from others and give me. This union “give me” mentality is slowly destroying our great country.

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