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Public-Employee Unions Take to Streets Over Standoff on Spectrum Contract

Posted 9/25/17

A broad coalition of public- and private-sector unions turned out several thousand supporters last week for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, which has been on strike against cable provider Charter Spectrum for close to six months.

On Sept. 18 crowds jammed first Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and then Foley Square in lower Manhattan to hear Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and Richard Trumka, the national president of the AFL-CIO, blast the cable pro­vi­der’s CEO, Tom Rutledge, who made close to $100 million last year but has sought to cut retirement benefits for the striking workers.

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