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DAOWAce

join:2006-10-25
Flanders, NJ

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CV fires employees speaking out about working conditions

First time I've ever posted something like this, so forgive me if it's not suitable for this forum.

Also, this might be old news to some, considering it happened January 30th.

I received a petition e-mail about 2 days ago which I finally checked today. I get a lot of these every day because I like being involved with changes, though most of them are about government related stuff. This one was a bit different.

»signon.org/sign/reinstate-illegally-fired

It's about Cablevision firing some employees for speaking out about their working conditions. The petition is specifically about re-hiring the 'illegally' fired workers.

As of writing it has 67,000 signatures.

Now, I'm not here to promote the petition (though that would be great too because I see it as ethically wrong, especially after having my family severely affected by employment crisis), I mainly want to hear from people about this; where it happened (apparently Brooklyn according to an article I just peeked at), CV's say on it, reactions, etc., as this is the first I've heard of it.

I've tried searching DSLR but haven't found anything about it. Did a quick Google and there have been articles about it from January 30th onward, so it might have already been posted somewhere here, though search is now 503'ing so I can't look again.


dm145

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Not suitable


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reply to DAOWAce

Karl covered this event here:

Cablevision's Union Fight Gets Uglier - Company Fires 25 Union Employees

The skinny of it; several workers out of Brooklyn reportedly demanded to speak with management under pretense of CV's "open-door policy" during their regularly scheduled shift and would not go to work until management agreed to speak to them.

In turn, CV said fuck yourselves and fired them all, unfortunately also including the few who decided to head out and do their scheduled duties for the day in light of the potentially heated situation.

Say what you will.... I'm not a unionized worker. There's a time and place to do and say something. Some people in this city forget New York State is an AT-WILL employment state.



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They were fired for insubordination and refusing to work. Just because a company has an open door policy it doesn't mean you can speak with an executive the very minute that YOU want to. The whole thing wasn't about working conditions, but about the fact that the union hasn't been able to reach a deal with CV yet. So they did what unions do, try to intimidate the company. It didn't work.



HardwareGeek

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reply to DAOWAce

to bad these petitions don't have counter petitions like for those of us against the petition.
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Jmartz

join:2000-07-20
Tenafly, NJ
reply to DAOWAce

Screw unions, last thing I want is a CV employee taking his mandated lunch break during my service call.

Do your job, get paid, go home.

You don't need representation if you are competent and not being foolish.



DAOWAce

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reply to Network Guy

Well, that's why I didn't see it. I was searching for variants on 'cablevision fires", clearly didn't hit the subject target. By the time I thought to search for 'union', the search system broke.


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said by Jmartz:

You don't need representation if you are competent and not being foolish.

Says someone who's probably never worked under a manager with a Napoleonic complex.

dtremain

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said by DownTheShore:

said by Jmartz:

You don't need representation if you are competent and not being foolish.

Says someone who's probably never worked under a manager with a Napoleonic complex.

The times that I have, and they are long ago, I found another, better job. Their loss.

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^ THIS


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said by DAOWAce:


By the time I thought to search for 'union', the search system broke.

lol

I got yo back


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Ugly is a good word for it. I'm sure plenty of blame to go around on both sides - people looking for a fight rather than a solution.

Sort of like what is going on in DC...but that is a topic for another forum.
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dulan

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NY City Council members criticize Cablevision - »www.newsday.com/business/ny-city···.4718170

NYC Public Advocate calls for the NBA to hold its 2015 All-Star Game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center instead of MSG "as a necessary response to the ongoing mistreatment of Cablevision workers by MSG’s owner, James Dolan" - »pubadvocate.nyc.gov/news/2013-02···brooklyn



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Good to see nobody is taking sides in a labor dispute.

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