News From: scabs

by Brian Young | on Oct 31, 2017

A Goblin that Lives Among Us

Here at UCOMM, we have been covering scabs a lot, whether it was the Verizon Strike last year or the scabs that have come up to replace the Spectrum workers who have been on strike for the last 6...

by Brian Young | on Sep 12, 2017

ESPN Condones Crossing the Picket Line

After the second week of the 1987 NFL season, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) went on strike. The 24-day strike led the league to hire scab players to play for three weeks before the strike ended...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 25, 2017

I want to drive for Clare Rose

It doesn’t really matter where you live – New York, Los Angeles, Utah, wherever. An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere when you’re a seasoned union activist. 100 Teamster...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 25, 2017

Scabs on Trial: Scabbing Doesn't Pay

During the sanctioned Communications Workers of America (CWA) Strike against Verizon in the Spring of 2016, CWA Local 1109 had two members who made the cowardly and selfish decision to cross the...

by Guest Post | on Sep 20, 2016

When scabs strike back

Four workers filed unfair labor practice charges against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America, alleging the unions violated their right to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 06, 2016

Replacing the replacements

When workers go out on strike, companies hire replacement workers, also know as scabs, to work during the labor dispute.  In most cases these scabs are temporary workers who leave once the...

by Brian Young | on May 20, 2016

Drug addicts and drunks

Six weeks into the strike at Verizon, the company is struggling to find qualified scabs to get the companies work done.  The idiocy that Verizon has hired has come to light in the last few weeks...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 29, 2016

A pole fell on a house!

39,000 person strike at Verizon is now two weeks old while the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) walk picket lines Verizon has...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 21, 2016

Don't mess with us!

From Maine to Virginia, 39,000 Verizon workers have been on strike since April 13th.  With Verizon’s wireline service relying on managers in the Northeast, the company resorted to calling...