Sharp Rift in a Strike at Verizon – Thoughts?

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The decision by 45,000 workers at Verizon Communications businesses to go on strike Sunday over proposed benefit cuts reflects sharp battle lines. On one side is a highly profitable telecommunications company that is eager to trim costs in its declining businesses; on the other are unionized workers who fear that the many concessions demanded by their employer will force them to give up decades of hard-won gains.

Read More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/business/in-verizon-strike-landlines-and-fios.html

Verizon workers strike in Md., D.C.

Verizon unions strike after contract talks fail

What do you think this means for land line communication, besides internet?  How many people out there still have a house phone?  Thoughts and comments welcome!

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