LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted By Message
Pages: [1] 2

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Hi. Let's start a supportive thread for those of us whose husbands are on strike! I know I am curious at to how others are doing and how they are dealing with the stress!

We have three kids and I work 4 days a week! We can get healthcare from my employer but it's pricey. My husband is 1106.

Message edited 4/23/2016 12:09:12 AM.

Posted 4/20/16 9:58 PM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Message edited 4/20/2016 10:03:18 PM.

Posted 4/20/16 10:01 PM
 

kn2011
LIF Adolescent

Member since 10/10

537 total posts

Name:
K

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

My husband is 1104 also... he had to rush a procedure for himself today for fear of no insurance. I work part time, and dont have the option of health insurance so Im not quite sure what we are going to do. Im going to call my mortgage company tomorrow and see what my options are, should it come down to it. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/20/16 10:39 PM
 

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by kn2011

My husband is 1104 also... he had to rush a procedure for himself today for fear of no insurance. I work part time, and dont have the option of health insurance so Im not quite sure what we are going to do. Im going to call my mortgage company tomorrow and see what my options are, should it come down to it. Chat Icon Chat Icon



Did you talk to HR? Can they make an exception and add you to the policy? I hope it works out! Cobra is so $$! My husband is not in 1104, I made a mistake. He is 1106!

Posted 4/20/16 11:44 PM
 

MM2004
...

Member since 5/05

1854 total posts

Name:

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Message edited 4/23/2016 11:25:46 AM.

Posted 4/21/16 9:58 AM
 

TtcDc2
LIF Toddler

Member since 1/13

431 total posts

Name:
Mel

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Hey ladies! My husband works in the Local 1101. We are under my health insurance. It is sooo stressful and i understand...I feel like 3 years goes so fast!!!!!! Let's hope Verizon starts to feel the need for it's workers and they get back to the table!


Posted 4/21/16 10:23 AM
 

ourlivesstartnow2012
New Year, New Everything!

Member since 6/12

2689 total posts

Name:

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Not Verizon but I am IBEW (Local 3) and I just wanted to tell you, other unions support you guys and are behind you! I know several members and companies that have postponed/cancelled their phones because of the strike!

I pray for all affected and that you get the contract that the workers deserve!!!!

Posted 4/21/16 11:12 AM
 

LotsaLuv
Us

Member since 6/10

4094 total posts

Name:
F

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Local 94 wife here!!! We support you!!! My mom is verizon, she is planning on retiring with the next package they offer. The company isn't what it used to be.

Posted 4/21/16 11:15 AM
 

GoldenRod
10 years on LIF!

Member since 11/06

25127 total posts

Name:
Shawn

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

I'm not in a union, but I have some good friends who work at VZ and are affected by the strike. I fully support the unions, and what you guys are doing, and of course the families involved. I hope this doesn't last long, and that the people doing all the work to make the profits for the big-wigs get appreciated during the contract negotiations and you guys don't lose any significant benefits... Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/21/16 11:31 AM
 

SusiBee
. . . . .

Member since 3/09

8268 total posts

Name:
S

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

TWU 100 wife here.
Hang in there, we're pulling for you guys.

Contract negotiations suck.

Posted 4/21/16 11:43 AM
 

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families


Let's keep this post going! It is scary to think of what is going to happen to 40, 000 families.

Message edited 4/23/2016 10:42:26 PM.

Posted 4/21/16 5:11 PM
 

mosh913
baby boy coming spring '11

Member since 5/05

3133 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by Momof3boys

Posted by MM2004

Bad union wife here....not sure of his local number.

Its just the three of us. Me, DH and DS. I just went back to work FT and luckily carry health insurance for us also.

His salary though was our main one so we are going to start feeling it soon. I pray this strike is resolved soon.

Every year after the contract I always say we need to make a strike fund but something always comes up. I wish I tried harder.



I didn't know until recently. My husband was on and off 1101 and 1106! Lol

Let's keep this post going! It is scary to think of what is going to happen to 40, 000 families.



Not sure if DH's number. I work full time and will be able to pick up my insurance that is $$$! My husband has a strike find and he had 5 weeks pay saves but when they didn't strike in the summer, I thought we were in the clear and used 1/2 for a vacation!! I'm kicking myself now. Anyway, I think we have to stay positive. Maybe they'll settle or go into mediation. The thought of my husband being sent somewhere for 2 months at a time while I work full time with 3 kids scares the crap out of me more than anything else. I don't know if I could do it.

Posted 4/21/16 5:47 PM
 

Daisy32
Mommy

Member since 2/08

8081 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Thank you for starting this thread :)

I am CWA 1105.....as is my amazing, retiree father.

The threat of losing our health coverage keeps me up at night.

Please look into this if needed:
Child Health Plus

Click here

Message edited 4/21/2016 6:19:10 PM.

Posted 4/21/16 6:01 PM
 

Daisy32
Mommy

Member since 2/08

8081 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by GoldenRod

I'm not in a union, but I have some good friends who work at VZ and are affected by the strike. I fully support the unions, and what you guys are doing, and of course the families involved. I hope this doesn't last long, and that the people doing all the work to make the profits for the big-wigs get appreciated during the contract negotiations and you guys don't lose any significant benefits... Chat Icon Chat Icon


I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we sincerely appreciate those sentiments Chat Icon

Posted 4/21/16 6:58 PM
 

MC09
arrrghhh!!!!

Member since 2/09

4784 total posts

Name:
Me speaks pirate!

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

I fully support the efforts of verizon workers and their families. Hopefully it gets resolved quickly. It's not easy but hang in there, you guys can get through this! Don't give up!

Posted 4/21/16 8:06 PM
 

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Thanks everyone!!!

Posted 4/21/16 9:25 PM
 

kn2011
LIF Adolescent

Member since 10/10

537 total posts

Name:
K

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by Momof3boys

Posted by kn2011

My husband is 1104 also... he had to rush a procedure for himself today for fear of no insurance. I work part time, and dont have the option of health insurance so Im not quite sure what we are going to do. Im going to call my mortgage company tomorrow and see what my options are, should it come down to it. Chat Icon Chat Icon



Did you talk to HR? Can they make an exception and add you to the policy? I hope it works out! Cobra is so $$! My husband is not in 1104, I made a mistake. He is 1106!



Unfortunately not :( I work for a very large corporation -- so exceptions are not made. I also work VERY part time. lol

Posted 4/21/16 10:09 PM
 

MsSissy
xoxoxo

Member since 3/07

38765 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by GoldenRod

I'm not in a union, but I have some good friends who work at VZ and are affected by the strike. I fully support the unions, and what you guys are doing, and of course the families involved. I hope this doesn't last long, and that the people doing all the work to make the profits for the big-wigs get appreciated during the contract negotiations and you guys don't lose any significant benefits... Chat Icon Chat Icon



Well saidChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/21/16 10:17 PM
 

LeeCR7
LIF Infant

Member since 5/08

138 total posts

Name:
Laura

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Not employed by Verizon or part of a union, but just want to say that we are with you! Sanders today sent out an email urging people to sign the Verizon contract. I did and forwarded it on.

Best of luck and hopes for a quick and fair resolution!

Posted 4/22/16 12:48 AM
 

Daisy32
Mommy

Member since 2/08

8081 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by LeeCR7

Not employed by Verizon or part of a union, but just want to say that we are with you! Sanders today sent out an email urging people to sign the Verizon contract. I did and forwarded it on.

Best of luck and hopes for a quick and fair resolution!



Thank you!!! We appreciate you ALL.

Posted 4/22/16 1:08 AM
 

limomof2
LIF Adolescent

Member since 1/13

845 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

1106 wife here. I babysit my nephew so no chance for healthcare. That's my biggest fear in this whole thing. My sons been waiting for months to get his braces on for fear this day would come and we would be stuck with the whole bill. It's scary not know what the future holds. And my husband pointed out last night that we will have to likely go through this 3 or 4 more times before he is eligible to retire Chat Icon

Message edited 4/22/2016 6:34:57 PM.

Posted 4/22/16 4:52 PM
 

limomof2
LIF Adolescent

Member since 1/13

845 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Ladies, have your husbands watch these fun videos for a good laugh (because we all need it). My husband was laughing his ass off the whole time and note, they did a lot wrong!

video 1

funny

3 guys try to put a ladder against a house..
funnier


If this is how it is going hopefully it won't be long before they want real work done....

Message edited 4/22/2016 7:45:44 PM.

Posted 4/22/16 7:25 PM
 

kn2011
LIF Adolescent

Member since 10/10

537 total posts

Name:
K

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Posted by limomof2

Ladies, have your husbands watch these fun videos for a good laugh (because we all need it). My husband was laughing his ass off the whole time and note, they did a lot wrong!

video 1

funny

3 scabs to put a ladder against a house..
funnier


If this is how it is going hopefully it won't be long before they want real work done....



Chat Icon Chat Icon Theres a bunch of these flying around.

We went for a walk today, and of course happened to come across a Vz truck... my 4 year old daughter told them MY DADDY DOESNT LIKE YOU -- YOU TOOK HIS JOB! -- My husband was like omg I dont think I have ever been so proud in my life hahah

Posted 4/22/16 7:34 PM
 

MM2004
...

Member since 5/05

1854 total posts

Name:

Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Message edited 4/23/2016 11:26:13 AM.

Posted 4/22/16 11:20 PM
 

Momof3boys
LIF Infant

Member since 6/15

306 total posts

Name:

Re: Supportive Thread for VZ Families

Good luck to you and your family!

Message edited 4/23/2016 10:43:18 PM.

Posted 4/23/16 12:11 AM
 
Pages: [1] 2
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
Repost from Families Helping Families. Yeast Infections?? Need Help!! puppylove 4/24/09 7 Parenting
Vent...how supportive is your DH w/classes etc? Samira0407 8/16/12 23 Pregnancy
I need help finding comfy, supportive sandals/flip flops! CaMacho 5/13/09 30 Pregnancy
X post from Parenting..Since you guys have been so supportive and i know some don't wander over to parenting board...Time for me to fess up...More updates 3.20 LuvMy2Girls 3/19/09 10 Relationship Board
repost from families helping friends- please help- sorry to repost very important skygirl 9/17/05 5 Families Helping Families ™
Interfaith families JenniferEver 7/27/05 9 Families Helping Families ™
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 99402 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom
Yoga Womb/ SECS talk

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows