To the poster of this comment "Wireline employees get paid peanuts compared to me. Plus they have to shell out for union dues. And then everytime their contract is up they whine and complain about possibly not getting another contract which I guess they should because there is zero future in wireline as it will either be sold off or parted out in the next few years."
The technicians top base pay is around 100k with 4-5 weeks paid vacation for most now. Their entire compensation; medical, investment matching, 401k and pensions, and their compensation exceeds 130k. another 15-30k in OT for certain groups and well, it's not peanuts. Add in Union job security agreement against layoffs and well, you know what I'm talking about. Anyone with that kind of package these days stays up nights because they could be gone the next day.
My point really is, stop bickering. One team, one goal.