Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday morning appeared to threaten to revoke the franchise of one of the city’s largest cable and internet providers—a company locked in a bitter battle with the union that represents its employees […]
New York Daily News – Unions organize picnic to relieve strikers against Charter Communications from picket line for a day
…A picnic on Saturday organized by supportive unions gave 1,800 IBEW Local 3 members a chance to relax and have some fun away from the picket lines they’ve been walking since March 28….The Local 3 strike fund has been getting generous donations and Saturday’s picnic is another morale booster from supportive unions […]
Technicians will be visiting the neighborhoods of the executives from the company that are keeping us out of work. We want to show our presence so they don’t forget the faces of the people they are making suffer.
Tommorrow Tuesday July 18 Spectrum Cable will be co-chair panel at an event with the National Action Network in an attempt to highlight their help to the community. We want to have a strong presence there to make sure the people they are trying to impress understand what they are doing to all the people they decided to hurt and put out of work. We need to be all out for this event.
NYC has hundreds of thousands of unionized workers. With an ongoing attack on the work force by corporate America all employees union and non union alike are at risk. We are sending a message to the central labor council to alert all unions of the attack we are facing from this company. If they succeed who will be next? To go along with that notification we are looking for volunteers to visit the work sites of the other unions of NYC. We will be looking for petition signatures from them to send to elected officials to gather more support for our movement. The attack on our union affects all unions. Spectrum Cable’s disrespect for NYC will not go unnoticed and we will look for support from all union and non union workers in our movement to pull Spectrum Cable’s franchise. If they can’t respect our city lets kick them out.
These initiatives coinside with the constant tasks we are looking for every member to do from home or their phone to help get us back to work on our feet, not on our knees like they want. We will walk back in with the respect and dignity we deserve.
See your Steward or Picket Captain for more information. Do what you can to help.
New York Daily News – Spectrum cable workers dispute brings in federal mediator to help end union’s three-month strike
… Numerous city officials, including Mayor de Blasio on a recent appearance on NY1 — which is owned by Spectrum-Time Warner Cable — have called for an end to the protracted labor dispute. […]
Public Advocate Letitia James is calling on Charter Communications… to meet with 1,800 striking employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 to renegotiate a new contract […]
…The company says, in a statement, that with the deals for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks it’s “roughly four times larger than the legacy company.”… Charter Communications’ Tom Rutledge is the odds-on favorite to be deemed last year’s highest-paid media CEO with an astronomically high $98.5 million package[…]