Scenes from the Verizon Strike

11 Aug

A series taken during yesterday’s rally at the Verizon building in downtown Buffalo, where the Communications Worker’s Union, (CWA) is on strike against Verizon.

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13 Responses to “Scenes from the Verizon Strike”

  1. Carlucci August 11, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Does being on strike automatically mean that you have to make angry faces all the time?

  2. al l August 11, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Just a clarification: the CWA *and* IBEW both represent the striking workers.

  3. MJC August 11, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    @Carlucci – I would have them laugh and appear to be enjoying themselves if I was the union’s strategist. I want Verizon to think they are having such a great time that there is no way they are returning to work anytime soon!

  4. mike August 11, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    It’s always a great day when the rat makes an appearance! I think they rent it from the bounce house dude.

  5. Still Republican? August 11, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Who are the speakers?
    I know Higgins, Kennedy and Poloncarz, who are the rest?

  6. Greg August 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I love that rat.

  7. Peter A Reese August 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    @Greg: Maria Whyte, Lynn Marinelli, some short guy, and a dude who needs to get to the gym.

  8. Slim Shady August 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    The Public Service Commission and associated regulations need an overhaul. Verizon is allowed to create network ghettos in the city and in rural areas, Time Warner refuses to sign franchise agreements, broadband internet and cell service (cell towers and associated services) aren’t really regulated at all. Time for a change.

  9. Mike In WNY August 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Did Poloncarz feel slimy after standing with Higgins and Kennedy? Or, is he used to it?

  10. Brian Wood August 12, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    Ah, but Slim, everything got deregulated during and after the reign of Reagan the Stupid. You know, the markets knows best.

  11. Ward August 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Musta missed the part where the striker shoved his daughter out to block an entering pickup truck.

    Oh, that’s right, different picket line. They must have needed something else to draw attention since the WNY Dem hackerama wasn’t visiting them.

  12. Carmen Bartolotta August 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    People should know that Verizon earned over $32.5 billion in the last 3 years and that Verizon not only paid nothing in corporate income taxes, it actually received nearly $1 billion in tax benefits from the federal government during that time. Why can’t they pay their workers? People call unions greedy, but Verizon is awash with profit. The only way to pull money back from the top tier is taxes and union pressure. Otherwise we’ll all be making wages on par with the Chinese.

  13. DJ August 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Ward…. do you have first hand knowlege(or a credible link) of what you claim occured in the above post, or is it just more of your BS?

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