Today, Verizon workers who embarked on an industrial strike for about 6-and-half weeks will resume back to their work. This past week, the company reached an agreement with the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to end the long strike which started since the April 13th. Although the Verizon was able to convince their workers to resume to work; a proposal which they already agreed to anyway, the company still plan to increase its worker base too.
With a large user base and powerful algorithms that helps push or pull data ad information from a well encrypted database, the real thing still is that real human beings are way smarter than those self intelligent robots and there the company’s industrial strike made its little impact on the company. Workers are irreplaceable.
To confirm this, Verizon did declared to have hired contractors and non-union employees to fill in for the striking workers this therefore give a bit of advantage to the issue. In a sort of funny report gotten from the ” The Wall Street Journal has it that the company had to send Managers, Programmers and Lawyers in fact to the fibre optic cables through walls abd utility polls!
As a matter of fact, the industrial action did affect the amount of sign ups which the company could reach on the daily basis. Although Verizon could’ve gotten some workers to fill in for the strike workers but the limited period made this never to work out. As a matter of fact, the company still places its banner right out hoping to get workers and increase its employee base with more 1,400 employees.
As the case might be, Verizon did what they had to do to get things sworking back as its on the losing end if those action as striking a better negotiation with the Union never happened. Although its reported by the WSJ that the company will have to save hundreds of millions in health care cost but also will they gain the option to offer buy-outs to employyes without the union’s permission.
As a matter of fact, Verizon still keeping it real by agreeing never to outsource its support calls to non-union call centers, keep the pension environment clean and give its workers about 10.5 percent raise for another four years. This new contract is actually going to apply to about 65 of the company’s retail stores which makes the first time that Verizon Wireless employees as opposed to those working for the company’s wireline services—are covered by union contacts.
Frontline might be in advantage of acquring the Verizon’s wireline service while the company focuses more on its known for wireless service better than before. As the case might be, the internet still seems that it can’t survive on its own without an human back up. This case with Verizon made it crystal clear that this is true and therefore executives of the ffirm are doing whatever they can to make sure such never happens again.
Source: Wired, WSJ