CWA member tells Congress Cablevision is violating basic rights

Ever since Clarence Adams and his Cablevision coworkers voted to join CWA last year, management has refused to bargain with workers in good faith.

Adams, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq War and has worked as a Cablevision field technician in Brooklyn for more than 14 years, told the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions:

“Ten years ago, I put my life on the line 6,000 miles away from home in the name of protecting the basic rights of American democracy.

“I believed I was fighting so that the rights of every American would be protected. I never thought that I would see the day that I, as an American citizen, would have my basic rights trampled on and no one would do anything about it. I never thought that a big corporation could violate my rights and the government would let them get away with it.”

Read the story here.

And, watch as Brooklyn Cablevision workers and their allies ask Cablevision CEO James Dolan, “Where the papers at?” Video performed live at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Cablevision Tech: ‘I Just Want a Shot at the American Dream’ (CWA news release, Sep. 19, 2013)

Dear Mr. Dolan (CWA video, Aug. 27, 2013)