Verizon workers have decided to go back to work under their current contract while negotiions between the unions and Verizon resume under what I hope is better circumstances.
I saw my son smile this morning for the first time in weeks.
Right now he and Hope are out in the yard looking at bugs and flowers - one of their favorite things to do together early in the morning.
THANK YOU to the Verizon workers who stayed solid and committed through long days of picketing and worrying about their families.
NJ Citizen Action a group that always does its best for the community. They kept the awareness out there and they sent members to picket lines to support the workers. My son spent a day picketing with a woman from NJCA who he said reminded him so much of me. Clearly she must have been wonderful.
THANK YOU to you. Each of you who read the past few posts and sent support and comfort. Comments where you shared you own financial concerns or mentioned that you thought of my son when you passed picket lines in your own area. As always our community of blog/real friends is there when needed.
THANK YOU to Mother Nature for pouring down rain and flooding manholes and ripping down wires. Although the storms caused a lot of grief for commuters and residents they also provided a real life lesson for fat ass management who had to leave their big ass desk chairs and try to keep a network running. This burst the bubble of bullshit about how the landline workers aren't necessary. The whole fucking thing depends on them asshats!
F**K YOU to Verizon Wireless managers. Not the workers who had no choice but to cross lines for the crappy hourly wages they need but the store managers and the regional managers who called the police for every little move a picketing worker made. You fuckers will need a union one day. Just because wireless is showing the big numbers right now don't feel so secure and superior. Upper management will step on your heads one day.
F**K YOU to those who said the workers should just be happy to have jobs. That is NOT what America is supposed to be about. Take crap and smile? Let the few rule the many? Get your selfish heads out of your clogged up asses and have the balls to fight the real enemy.
F**K YOU to Ivan Seidenberg and Lowell McAdam - the top 2 at Verizon. You miserable filthy slimy bastards. You are so out of touch you don't understand how your own network functions and what it needs.
F**K the over $100,000 a day the two of you make. It's positively pornographic to see you pieces of trash sitting in the private jet.
Ivan tries to explain what a conduit box is. Bigger than a bread box?
Lowell laments the size of his dick
And on we go ...