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Blue Collar Buzz Gets the Latest on the 10-Month Spectrum Strike

January 12, 2018

By Joe Maniscalco

On this week’s Sunday night episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz broadcasting at 9 p.m. on AM970TheAnswer, we’re talking to IBEW Local

IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson addresses strikers.

3 Business Manager Chris Erikson who gives his take on the now 10-month strike against telecommunications behemoth Charter/Spectrum. 

We’re also talking with CWA Spokesperson Candice Johnson about how the reality of massive  corporate layoffs, cheap lunch money bonuses and refusals to bargain, compare to the promises of wage hikes and increased jobs that Republicans used to justify slashing corporate taxes and exploding the deficit.

Ray Rogers of the Corporate Campaign, Inc. also checks in to talk about Senator Senator Chuck Schumer’s cozy relationship with the notoriously anti-worker Real Estate Board of New York and the protest planned for REBNY’s January 18 awards gala.

Finally, we visit with Lou Levin from the long-running Labor & Management Conference who talks about the 41st annual event taking place this February in Hollywood, Florida, as well as his view of the US pension crisis threatening retirees.

LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airs every Sunday night on AM970 The Answer from 9 to 10 p.m. Check back here for the full show immediately after. This week’s episode, as well as every other episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” is also available on demand at

January 12, 2018

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