Jul 17, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right), pictured here with CWA District 1 Vice President Chris Shelton, met with more than 100 Cablevision workers in Brooklyn Monday night to support their fight for a fair contract. He told workers, "I am with you every step of the way."
Ever since 280 Brooklyn technicians voted to join CWA Local 1109 in 2012, Cablevision has waged an aggressive anti-union campaign. Last year the company even went as far as unjustly locking out and firing employees who simply wanted to speak to management about their stalled contract negotiations. Thanks to support by de Blasio and other community leaders, Cablevision bowed to pressure and rehired every single worker.
Now, the fight for a fair contract continues.