Cable workers to Congress: No light at end of negotiation tunnel

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By STEPHON JOHNSON, Amsterdam News Staff

SUMMARY: In January 2012, Cablevision workers from Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America by a 180-86 margin and are still waiting for their first signed contract. On Monday, workers and other presenters told Democratic members of the House Education and Workforce Committee that their employers are subverting their attempts to sign their first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Of those in attendance were: Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, (the senior Democrat on the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Nydia Velázquez.  This comes in the wake of the company illegally firing 22 workers and only rehiring them after there was an outcry of public support for them to get their jobs back.


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