UNFAIRTREATMENT IN US TO THE RISE
Let’stalkabout the unfairtreatmentatwork inaccordance with“The U.S. Equal Employment
OpportunityCommission”.UnfairtreatmentinUSissomethingthatisgettingcommonlike the recent
Verizonstrike due toweekendholiday,takingflightona number of the majorpointsof contention,
whichincludespensioncutsandmore flexibilitytooutsource work.The strike lastedformore than6
weeksbutcame to an endafterboth partiesconcludedata win-winsituationwithmore than40,000
workers.Verizonagreednottooutsource the supportcallstonon-unioncall centers.Itisbelievedthat
the changesmade will be goodfor the workers,the customersandthe companyitself too.
VERIZON UNION WORKERS GO ON A STRIKEFOR THEIR RIGHTS
Verizonagreedtogive 11% percentraise insalariesin4 yearcontracts ratherthan 6.5% whichwas
proposedbefore.The workerspointedoutthatthe companywas not compensatingtheiremployees
fairlyinspite of the fact that companyismakinga lot of money.Also,the company hadto withdrawa
proposal thatallowedthe companytorelocate anyemployeeinanygeographical areafor2 months.
However,the companysavedaloton healthcare costs, nearlyhundredsof millionsof dollarsthatthe
unionindicatedtoacceptbefore the strike.Althoughitisveryrare,thisstrike mayaffectthe company
financiallyratherthanpublically,itmaybe due to the fact that the companymiscalculatedthe union’s
One thingVerizonneverdidforitself wastotraina goodnumberof people toruntheirservices,it
concludedthatthe companystill needsthe workersforagoodworkingnetworkandthe internetwill
not run byitself.