Verizon Strike Gets Ugly.

Verizon’s striking workers and management have reached a standoff after the third day of the wireline workers’ walkout, with both parties leveling charges against the other and no progress to report.

Union representatives accused managers of injuring workers with their cars while driving past picket lines. Unions reported Verizon’s non-union employees were injuring picketers, citing one picketer who was hospitalized after a car’s sideview mirror struck the person’s head.

On the other side, the phone giant complained of an unexplained increase in sabotage, finding vandalized equipment, such as purposefully cut fiber optic lines, and hearing reports of picketing laborers preventing replacement workers from entering or leaving job sites.  Read more at Forbes here.

Posted on August 11, 2011, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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