The Verizon / Union strike is a great example of how much influence the unions have lost. This was a strike that quickly turned nasty as all union activities do these days. This put the union at a negotiating disadvantage. They lost the popular support right from the beginning. The days of blind union support are gone. The threats and violence are backfiring. Putting their own children in danger isn’t having the effect they unions thought it would.
The AP is reporting that after only two weeks the union workers will go back to work as negotiations continue.
Is this a win for Verizon or the union? I say Verizon won but I also think the workers who actually want to work won. The union bosses lost. While they top union brass will claim victory and say Verizon has changed its position. The fact is they looked like thugs and again they had to give in.