Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Union Thugs Show True Colors

CONTENT WARNING for graphic language):
Another video posted referencing IBEW Local 827  on Tuesday shows how a semi-truck, apparently operated by the local Teamsters union, just happened to break down in front of the Verizon entrance, making it harder for people to enter:

According to a Verizon press release on Monday, there has been:
  • Ten incidents of fiber-optic lines being deliberately cut in the Bronx, Pomona, Farmingdale and Guilderland in New York; two separate incidents in Tewksbury in Massachusetts; incidents in Bel Air in Maryland, and East Dover, Oakland and Plainfield in New Jersey.
  • An outage due to stolen electronic equipment in Cedar Grove, N.J., affecting a local police department, among other customers.
  • An incident due to tampering with a heating system at a central office in Manhattan.

According to Verizon Chief Security Officer Mike Mason.
“In addition to inconveniencing our customers, these deliberate disruptions of our network have affected hospitals, paramedics, fire fighters, law enforcement and other first responders. Verizon is working closely with local authorities to investigate these sabotage incidents, and identify and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. And we will not hesitate to terminate any employee who may be involved in these acts.
“In addition, there have been circumstances where union picketers are showing contempt for our customers by illegally preventing us from accessing the tools we need to serve them,” said Mason. “We are taking legal action to end this unlawful activity.”
Verizon is offering a $50,000 reward for “information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals that intentionally damage Verizon cables or facilities or cause or attempt to cause physical injury to any Verizon employee or contractor.”
Verizon urges anyone who witnesses sabotage of Verizon property or any suspicious activity to call 911 immediately, then call the Verizon Security Control Center at 1-800-997-3287.
The incidents of sabotage follow a weekend of protesters and inflatable rats descending on the homes of Verizon executives.

On Sunday, CWA and IBEW bosses called their members out on strike, following a break down in negotiations over health care costs. The union members work in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The last strike involving this unit was in 2000 and involved some 85,000 Verizon workers. Since that time, the unions have lost some 40,000 members as more and more customers turn toward Verizon’s wireless service, which is non-union.
In the 2000 strike, there were at least 455 incidents of sabotage, vandalism and harassment reported–including the near-electrocution of two Verizon strikers who mistakenly cut through a 13,000-volt power cable they thought was a phone line.
Due to the amount of union misinformation being spread in the media, Verizon has set up a website to address the various false claims made by the unions.

We Need A Leader That Leads

Both the left and right-wing see the lack of leadership from President Obama. After all his failed policies it's no wonder why he is afraid to do anything but campaign and talk on TV. That seems to be all he is good at. The economy is going to be in the crapper for the next two years and that is why the FED held interest rate low for this unprecedented long time. It shows what little confidence the FED has in what Obama has done to our economy. That one act speaks volumes about our economy over the next few years. Not only do they think it will be a rough ride but a long one as well. 

Historic Drop In Stock Market: OPEN THREAD

The US $ is dropping fast. I understand Obama is skidish about leading right now since he is way over his head and has scewed up everything he has touched. But he need to stop feeling sorry for himself and stop drownding himself in his re-election campaigning. Doing nothing is worse then leading to the left,right or middle. Our country is at one of it's weakest times and Obama is acting like an immature child.

Weather we like it or not we need a leader that at least apperse to be strong and in control. He is the only president we have right now. Hidding his head in the sand and leading from behind will only make us weak and varnerable to our enemies, whoever they may be. Obama must put forward plannes that are comprehensive and have been proven effective in the past. Now is not the time to be trying to prove some proffesor in the Ivy Leagues theories right or wrong. Doing more of the same only adds to our debt and will not work, nor has it ever worked.