With CWA members working for Verizon on strike, it appears some of the striking workers are taking things too far. One union boss even went as far as to tell them members "It's open season...torture them...' Please watch this very interested video.
Union Boss Tells Striking Union Workers: ‘It’s Open Season. . . Torture Them. .. ‘
August 16, 2011
The Verizon strike involves 45,000 workers. Most of them work on the Verizon land lines, a business that has been declining as more and more people use cell phones. These workers and Verizon are trying to renegotiate a contract. Both sides are pretty far apart.
The main issues include cutting back on pensions, disability and sick days, and higher costs for healthcare.
In many cases, the pickets are quiet like the one in Harlem Monday afternoon: picketers passed out flyers, encouraging a few honks on the horn.
But in the past week, we've seen some CWA union members take it a good bit further.
One group of strikers blew horns and whistles in the faces of Verizon workers.