We have been reporting for months on the IBEW strike against Charter Spectrum, the cable giant that used to be Time Warner Cable. The strike started in March and continues.
The city has generally supported the workers and is now starting the process to increase competition in the broadband sector.
The workers are spending $500,000 for a new ad campaign. They are fighting to retain their seniority rights. We totally support the IBEW strike.
Meanwhile, on Long Island the school bus drivers strike ended after almost two weeks. Negotiations between TWU and the Baumann Bus Company along with a federal mediator ended in a tentative settlement. It looks like the workers and management here could not hold out any longer.