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Latest BCB Buzz: Ulrich Slams City On Spectrum Strike; CVS Workers Fight For Union Contract; Robinson Vies for NYS Senate; Wendt Worker Layoffs
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Latest BCB Buzz: Ulrich Slams City On Spectrum Strike; CVS Workers Fight For Union Contract; Robinson Vies for NYS Senate; Wendt Worker Layoffs

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich criticizes the city’s inability to help bring about an end to the year-long Charter/Spectrum Strike; UFCW Local 338’s Joe Fontano and Mike Pasquaretta talk about the fight to land a 1st-ever union contract for CVS workers in Brooklyn; NYS Senate candidate Jasmine…

Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!
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Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President, discusses the impact announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are having on workers; Kate Blumm, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, talks about the results of a recently completed audit of the city’s Franchise Agreement with Charter/Spectrum; and IBEW…

Latest Buzz: Wendy’s Fast; Spectrum Strikers Reflect on Nearly Year-Long Struggle
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Latest Buzz: Wendy’s Fast; Spectrum Strikers Reflect on Nearly Year-Long Struggle

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Uriel Zelaya-Perez from the Alliance for Fair Food and Oscar Otzoy from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers talk about the upcoming Wendy’s fast; Striking Spectrum workers Ian Aiken and David Lopez reflect on the nearly year-long strike against Charter Communications; and IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Derek…

Stuart Appelbaum Re-elected RWDSU President
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Stuart Appelbaum Re-elected RWDSU President

New York, NY – The second and final day of the RWDSU Convention Saturday, March 3rd,  featured addresses by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and United We Dream Executive Director Cristina Jimenez. The session saw the re-election of RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU Secretary-Treasurer Jack Wurm, and Recorder Joseph…

Latest Buzz: Wife of Striking Spectrum Worker Hits Back at Corp.
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Latest Buzz: Wife of Striking Spectrum Worker Hits Back at Corp.

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Staten Island mom Sanela Djencic talks about the 11-month-old strike against Charter/Spectrum and what the corporate fat cats are doing to working families like hers; activist Ray Rogers and Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 Business Rep. Robert Rotolo talk about the attack on good jobs at the Hudson…

Thousands of Workers Stand Firm in Foley Square
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Thousands of Workers Stand Firm in Foley Square

NEW YORK, NY – Thousands of workers, labor leaders, and their supporters, along with Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, among others, rallied in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, February 24th, for the Working People’s Day of Action — part of a nationwide call for social and economic justice organized by The…

Charter/Spectrum Faces ‘Default’ Following Franchise Agreement Audit
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Charter/Spectrum Faces ‘Default’ Following Franchise Agreement Audit

Editor’s Note: LaborPress has recently obtained a copy of the audit referenced above, and will be further updating this report shortly to more fully reflect the contents of that audit.  New York, NY – The Mayor’s Office, on Saturday night, said that the findings of a newly-completed audit of Charter Communications’ Franchise Agreement with the…

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