News From: Spectrum

by Brian Young | on Jul 03, 2018

How Trump Directly Hurt Local 3 IBEW NYC

Readers of UCOMM Blog have seen the recent attacks on organized labor from Trump. While 42% of union members voted for him, he has repeatedly attacked unions through his executive orders, policies,...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 02, 2018

PSC Sues Spectrum

After a year on strike, Local 3 IBEW workers at Spectrum finally got some good news from the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC announced that they will be taking legal action...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 05, 2017

“They Rejected our Offer to End the Strike”

Since March 1,800 telecom professionals at Spectrum have been out on Strike fighting for a fair contract and their very survival. While the Local 3 bargaining team and union leadership continue to...

by Guest Post | on Nov 10, 2017

Striking Spectrum Workers Losing Their Homes

When Tanisha Smythe started at Time Warner Cable in New York a decade ago she was living in a shelter with her newborn son. Seven months after Smythe and nearly 1,800 other members of New York Local...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 14, 2017

Interview: Erikson of IBEW Local 3 on Spectrum Strike

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} Chris Erikson is the elected Business Manager of the 28,000 members of IBEW Local 3 NYC. Erikson...

by Guest Post | on Jun 29, 2017

Calls on Cable to End Strike

Below is a letter that we received from IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson asking for local unions help in ending their prolonged strike.  Find out what you can do to help. Dear...

IBEW Local 3 Strike Rally with Rory Lanceman
by Guest Post | on Jun 22, 2017

Video: Spectrum Strike in NYC

Post pulled from NYS AFL-CIO: After nine years on the job, I joined my sisters and brothers of IBEW Local 3 in standing up and striking against Charter/Spectrum Cable over their continued...

by Guest Post | on May 31, 2017

Spectrum Strike's Uphill Battle

It took eight weeks and the help of a federal mediator, but negotiators for striking New York IBEW Local 3 members finally got a chance to sit down with Charter/Spectrum officials on May 23rd....

by Rachel Cossio | on May 31, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Franchise Agreements

The definition of a franchise differs from state to state, but as outlined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a franchise is a method for expanding a business and distributing goods and services...

by Brian Young | on Apr 24, 2017

Spectrum Strike's New Battleground

For the last month, 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 members have been on strike against cable giant Spectrum.  These Local 3 members have walked the picket...

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