Trumka: Charter/Spectrum Employees Want Fair Return on Their Work

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By Kenneth Quinnell

Charter/Spectrum March

Trumka: Charter/Spectrum Employees Want Fair Return on Their Work

IBEW Local 3

This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined union and community leaders marching across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to show solidarity for Charter/Spectrum workers who are on strike. To those who marched, Trumka spoke about how the hard work of Charter/Spectrum employees have made it one of the most profitable cable companies in the United States. He also spoke to the reasons workers are on strike:

Working people want a fair return on their work. They want good wages and a decent retirement. They want to provide for their families and enjoy the good things in their lives. They want CEO Tom Rutledge to get to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair deal today.

Here are some key tweets from the march and rally:

I am proud of every single #local3 member. Going on strike takes tremendous sacrifice and I’m proud to join you today.

— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) September 18, 2017

Huge showing of solidarity today in NYC for @IBEW LU 3 #SpectrumStrike “the labor movement has your back” –@RichardTrumka #1u

— Liz Shuler (@lizshuler) September 19, 2017

Solidarity forever! Awesome to see unions from across @NYSAFLCIO coming together to support #spectrumstrike

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) September 18, 2017

Local 3 member Marvin Phillips on Charter CEO Tom Rutledge: “When I was little, my Mom told me to stand up to bullies.” #spectrumstrike

— IBEW (@IBEW) September 18, 2017

New York Local 3 getting support from other labor allies today. #spectrumstrike

— IBEW (@IBEW) September 18, 2017

The labor movement is the demand for respect and fairness. Proud to stand with @IBEW Local 3 #SpectrumStrike

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 18, 2017

.@AFLCIO Pres Trumka: if @GetSpectrum wants to get to you, they have to get thru all of us first. #SpectrumStrike #NYC1u

— NYC CLC (@CentralLaborNYC) September 18, 2017

Getting ready to walk with @IBEW Local 3 members. #spectrumstrike

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) September 18, 2017

Proud to join the fight with #local3 today, tomorrow, and as long as it takes. #1u

— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) September 18, 2017

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 09/20/2017 – 12:53

Source: AFL-CIO

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