Another Organizing Victory for CWA 1109 Brooklyn
The Communications Workers of America in Brooklyn organize 160 Aclara utility installers in New York
In an NLRB-supervised election, Aclara installers in the 10 counties throughout New York and New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to join CWA Local 1109. There are 160 workers at three locations – Staten Island, Stony Point (Rockland County), and Westchester County – and the represented workforce is likely to expand. The job is to service and install smart meters for big utilities like Con-Ed. The employer waged a nasty campaign which mostly centered around dues, strikes, and terminating three union supporters over the course of the past two months. The workers stayed strong with many showing their strong public support for the union with wristbands, hats, jackets, lanyards, and a Vote Yes flyer.