by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2018

City & State: Erikson's a Winner!

This week UCOMM wrote about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined together to support Local 3 IBEW’s strike at Spectrum. With the announcement that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2018

Governor Cuomo Calls for a Total Boycott of NY1

If you live in the Empire State and you even loosely follow politics, you know that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio don't get along. The union workforce at...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 15, 2018

NYC Mayor Cancels NY1 Segment over Spectrum Strike

For the last 19 months, Local 3 IBEW members at Spectrum have been on strike. As readers of UCOMM Blog know, in that time Local 3 has held rallies, elected officials have pressured the company, and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2018

New York Kicks Out Spectrum

For nearly a year and a half, Local 3 IBEW members at Spectrum/Charter have been on strike. With the company refusing to negotiate, New York’s utility commission, the Public Service Commission...

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 Brian Young | on Jun 25, 2018

NY City Council May Pull Spectrum Agreement Over Strike

Union workers at Spectrum Communications in New York City have been on strike for the past 16 months fighting for better wages, benefits and the protection of their retirement plans. With the company...

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 Guest Post | on Feb 27, 2018

Troy Walcott: "Taking More and More Until We Have Nothing"

On Saturday, Local 3 IBEW member Troy Walcott spoke at the Working People’s Day of Action rally in New York City. Troy has been on strike at Spectrum for nearly a year. Below were his remarks...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 03, 2018

Listen: LaGrange on America's Workforce Radio "He's a Fighter"

While UCOMM Blog may have been closed for Christmas, Kris LaGrange spent December 26th talking to one of our favorite labor radio hosts, Ed “Flash” Ferenc, on America’s Workforce...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 18, 2017

"You Have Given My Kids a Christmas"

For the last 10 months, 1,800 families have been on strike at Spectrum. As the company refuses to budge on its demand for regressive givebacks, these families are facing an uncertain future this...

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