I am aware that Verizon is in the private sector and their unions don't have to worry about the penalty of losing two days pay for every day on strike that public employees in NYS such as teachers have to put up with. Still, it is great to see that there are unions that aren't afraid to use the tools labor has at its disposal even in these very anti-union times.
Meanwhile, we found out the leaders of the UFT were working with the AFT to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to our mayor at the same time that they were negotiating a sub-par contract for UFT members. NYC Educator has details. We don't get anything back for our generosity.