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Public-Employee Unions Rally for Cable Workers

Posted 8/24/17

A broad coalition of public-employee unions, concerned about the toll taken by the five-month strike against cable provider Charter Spectrum by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, has stepped up to provide the beleaguered union with public and behind-the-scenes support.

The group is replenishing Local 3’s strike fund, participating in picket lines and lobbying elected officials as well as Charter Spectrum’s corporate leadership, all with the goal of getting the union’s 1,800 members back to work with a fair contract. The cable company is the owner of NY-1, the city’s dominant local cable-news provider.

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