Union workers joined striking International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 workers in Times Square on Monday, October 30.
The IBEW workers have been on strike from Charter/Spectrum Communications for approximately eight months now, protesting the multi-billion dollar company, formerly known as Time Warner Cable before their rebranding efforts, over its attempts to stop paying into workers’ benefit and pension funds.
“This is a fight for each and every middle class worker,” said NYC Central Labor Council (CLC) President Vinny Alvarez. “We see a corporate agenda that is not rewarding working people, but is taking back, at every step of the way. It’s time to do the right thing, and it can begin right now with Charter/Spectrum giving a fair contract to the workers who have made the company what it is today.”
One of the striking workers, Marvin Billups, shared his story about how his union health insurance saved the life of his daughter years before. Billups, and the other workers he stands with, know that they have earned the pensions and benefits they are fighting for, and refuse to back down without securing their rights.
A number of elected officials, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, visited the striking workers to show their support.
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