said by tanzam75:If Verizon wants to get rid of the unions, then they should outsource their line workers to a subcontractor like Comcast does with their installers. They could outsource their call centers to a company like Convergys or Startek. said by IowaCowboy:
I am surprised that the IBEW or the CWA has not taken over Comcast or Time Warner (particularly in union friendly states like Massachusetts or Illinois).
Yes, well, it's a lot easier to fight off a union trying to organize, than to get rid of a union that's already in-place.
Compare, e.g., Verizon Wireless with Verizon landline. Two divisions of the same company, but VZW has managed to fight off the union organizers.
This is part of the reason why companies are so aggressive at fighting off unions. Once they have a union, it's much harder to get rid of it. They would rather get taken to court for blocking union organizing activity, because the cost of any penalty will be far less than the cost of having a union in-place for the rest of time.