Cablevision’s Brooklyn workers are tired of their poor working conditions, lousy healthcare coverage and sham retirement plans. These cable TV installers are demanding the right to join a union with the Communication Workers of America. They want to negotiate a fair contract that will provide the job security and compensation necessary to support their families.
While the 99 percent at Cablevision are trying to make ends meet, the top six executives raked in $75 million in 2010 and the company pulled in $361 million in profits.
Cablevision is fighting the workers with an anti-union campaign. The company’s CEO is James Dolan, who is also the chair of the company that owns Madison Square Garden.
For more information, see www.TheCablevision99.org, where this article first appeared.