Wednesday, August 09, 2017


A little over a week ago this blog posted how the UFT should join in solidarity with 1,800 striking technicians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) who have been on strike against Charter-Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) since March.

Happy to report that our friends on the High School Executive Board got to Leroy Barr after we wrote a resolution and the UFT rewrote it into a decent show of support for the IBEW strikers.

Resolution to show solidarity with IBEW Local 3 workers

Whereas, 1800 members of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been on strike against Charter Communications/Spectrum since March 28, 2017; and

Whereas, these qualified employees have been working under an expired contract for the past two years; and

Whereas, many UFT members live in areas where Charter/Spectrum is their cable provider; and

Whereas Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued Charter/Spectrum over the false claims that Spectrum workers helped expose; and

Whereas, non-union workers are now performing installations, repairs and other on-site services in union households, be it therefore

Resolved, that the UFT supports IBEW Local 3 members in their quest for a fair contract with Charter/Spectrum, and be it further

Resolved, that the UFT will make a donation to IBEW Local 3’s strike fund; and be it further

Resolved, that the UFT will inform its members about the strike so members know non-union contractors are entering residences to do the important work that should be performed by striking union technicians.

This resolution passed the Executive Board! 

I saw something on UFT Twitter about the strike but how about a mass text and email to all UFT members telling our members about the strike and warning about the scabs?


Anonymous said...

That is great news.

Anonymous said...

I got a tooth extracted yesterday and couldn't get a codine pill because of the opioid crisis which is really a heroin crisis. Trump is creating more addicts because the people who are in severe pain can't get pain meds some are arrested if they use marijuana, which should be legalized for pain. There is a Trump crisis in this country. Christie is just one ugly symptom of it.

Anonymous said...

Want some cheese with that whine?

Anonymous said...

9 YEARS without a contract and not ONCE did you ever hear sawdust-for brains Mulgrew threaten a strike. The one tool that gets politicians attention, he doesn't even contemplate using. Now we can all look forward to another 9 year drought when the current genius of a deal expires.

James Eterno said...

It was only 5 without a contract but otherwise I can't argue with you 4:47

Anonymous said...

No just the wine, fuck you very much.