Can't win.. If I had posted that VZ's unions (IBEW & CWA) had been warning about this deal - all the haters would have posted how unions suck, members make too much money, leadership is corrupt, blah, blah, blah.
This deal is going to be great - wait and see!. I've got my FiOS and a job - for a little while longer - then I'll have to cut way back (or probably be on some sort of government assistance program). After all, who'll hire a 50 something electrician like me, later? I hope the stores I used to frequent won't miss my business when I no longer have cash to spend there. Once the telecom sector is union-free, all the non-union workers (that's you guys - working for CATV companies) can watch their wages & benefits stagnate or even shrink. So long - middle class! I have to wonder if indentured servitude is the final step in the master plan??