Cablevision Workers Stand Tough for Their Union and Their Rights

Brooklyn Cablevision workers are standing strong against a management that won't recognize that workers have rights to organize and bargain a contract.

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Sign the petition to reinstate all 22 locked out workers: What Cablevision/Optimum Did Was ILLEGAL and WRONG

In January, 22 Brooklyn Cablevision-Optimum workers were illegally locked out and fired, part of the company's campaign to illegally punish workers for forming and supporting their union, CWA Local 1109.

After repeated refusals to by Cablevision CEO James Dolan to meet, elected officials in NYC held a press conference at Madison Square Garden (also owned by Dolan) urging him to stop the company's abuse of workers and warning the company that those actions violate its franchise with New York City.

Joining the news conference were Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.