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The Latest Buzz on the Spectrum Strike; and Preparing for Janus!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National, Retail

The Latest Buzz on the Spectrum Strike; and Preparing for Janus!

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we talk to labor attorney Stu Salles about the pending Janus v. AFSCME case and what the ramifications are for organized labor. We also have two conversations with striking Spectrum workers Chris Fasulo and Troy Walcott who talk about being on strike for nearly a year. The…

Charter/Spectrum: Running Over Middle-Class Workers
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Charter/Spectrum: Running Over Middle-Class Workers

New York, NY – For months, Charter/Spectrum — the second-largest cable provider in the country — has touted a so-called “wage-rich package” replete with “22 to 55-percent” pay increases, “excellent health insurance choices” and 401K savings plans with “generous six-percent dollar-for-dollar match[es].” But, if the cable giant’s offer is so great, why are striking IBEW…

10 Months of Struggle: Striking Spectrum Workers Speak Out!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Municipal Government, Retail

10 Months of Struggle: Striking Spectrum Workers Speak Out!

This week, Blue Collar Buzz had the opportunity to sit down with IBEW Local 3 members John Freeman and Randy Cedeno and talk about the 10-month-long strike pitting some 1,800 middle-class workers against multi-billion-dollar telecommunications giant Charter/Spectrum. In a discussion that will be part this Sunday night’s 9 o’clock episode of Blue Collar Buzz on…

Amazon: A World of Abusive Labor Practices
Features, New York, Retail

Amazon: A World of Abusive Labor Practices

New York, NY – Amazon, the giant tech company engages in labor practices that we have not seen in this country since the ‘sweatshop’ era. The company pays wages barely above the poverty line.  Surveillance systems continually monitor workers. The $550-billion-plus global conglomerate treats its employees with disdain and there is no sign of unionization…

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