Cablevision has since rehired those workers after their firings saw a month of extra attention from political candidate hopefuls and the unions. Still, the workers say they continue to struggle with poor or no health care and low wages, and their efforts to negotiate a first contract are facing Cablevision roadblocks:
quote:Last year, Adams and 281 of his Brooklyn colleagues overwhelmingly voted to join the Communications Workers of America. But they've struggled to negotiate a new contract. Many of the technicians who contract with Cablevision do not receive health benefits and are paid on a sliding scale based on each call, with some earning as low as $20,000 a year, according to union officials. A congressional labor committee on Monday highlighted their plight, citing it as a case study on problems in negotiating first contracts after workers organize a union.
$20,000 in New York City will of course buy you a nice hat, and workers say they were simply using Cablevision's "open door policy" to speak to executives about low pay. After the firing, the CWA tried to push the city council to pull Cablevision's franchise agreement, and the negative PR simply grew too hot for Cablevision to handle.
as you can imagine gremlins are creeping into the system in Brooklyn resulting in service calls to happen. this is not as smart as paying employees slightly more and having the company split nodes properly & re-provision the network cheaper in the long run rather than have 12 service calls & truck rolls happen before they come to that conclusion. at a minimum CV can spare $1.75/hour more for entry level-- just make sure the truck rolls are justified first.
I was wondering.. when they bump your upstream from 22mhz to 32mhz does that mean they split a node because of overprovisioning, getting ready for docsis 3.1 or something else?
Sweet revenge for those workers who were WRONGLY fired because they were exercising their union rights.
This isn't true of just CV but of so many businesses in general today.
These brASS tacks are rewarded with a king's ransom WHETHER THEY PERFORM OR NOT, while the rank and file are increasingly paid less and less for more work and are often fired "just because" even if they perform excellently .
need to understand a majority of truck rolls are handles by 3rd party contractors in NYC.. these are very lowly paid workers.. no benefits AFAIK-- work is paid by the hour or job depending on terms of employment.
nevertheless, $1.75 an hour or $5 a job more is not out of line moving into 2014 regardless if your check has a CV logo or something else.