With 45,000 union workers out on strike against Verizon, there is bound to be some incidents occur that union bosses would rather not have seen in the public domain.
In fact, if this Verizon strike is anything like the last Verizon strike in 2000, with its 455 incidents of vandalism and well before Google, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook drove the news, union bosses are going to want to keep tight rein over their members and their shenanigans before they become internet sensations.
Such is the case with CWA Local 1109, one of the CWA locals now out on the picket lines striking against Verizon.
On CWA 1109’s Facebook page, the moderator made a special entry to implore his members to not post any videos on the internet, as they ‘could be used against us.’
Nobody should be posting video on either facebook, youtube, or any other website of mobile picketing, or picket line activity. These videos could be used against us. Do not email or text them neither! Chris Calabrese. If you would like a video posted email it to me, and I will review it, make sure it is clean and then post.
Clearly, if a picketline video was to be used against the union, it would indicate that someone was doing something wrong. This makes one wonder, what might that be?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776