– “This is not some bargaining tactic. There are serious safety problems.”
– “We think this entire episode was intended to be a distraction. CWA’s complaints are baseless and we’ll respond accordingly.”
The respective comments of Communications Workers of America counsel Scott Rubin and Verizon spokesman Richard Young regarding the PUC’s action yesterday moving the union’s request for an investigation into the company’s proper maintenance of its facilities from an investigation into a complaint which will be heard before a Commission administrative law judge.