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Twenty-Five Cablevision Union Members Fired During Confrontation with Management

Mike Elk @ In These Times - Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, four dozen unionized Cablevision workers gathered outside of an executive’s door in the company’s Brooklyn office and demanded to speak to him, citing Cablevision’s “open door” policy. The workers, who voted to join Communication Workers of America (CWA) over a year ago, were upset over how contract negotiations were going—they felt that Cablevision was not addressing union concerns about pay, benefits, pensions and job security. An hour later, says CWA, the still-waiting workers were shocked to be informed by management that 25 of them were to be fired.

CWA believes that the firings were illegal retaliation, noting that the 25 workers were all key union leaders within the workplace.  Read more.


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