Author Archives: Margarita Aguilar

Support the Spectrum workers

IBEW Local 3 Spectrum workers need your help. The NYC Franchise agreement for Charter/Spectrum is up before the City Council for review now. Please support good union jobs and share your concerns and complaints about Charter/Spectrum with the New York State Public Service Commission by emailing

Talking to an IBEW Local 3 striker

Some four months later IBEW Local 3 members are still on strike. “They don’t want to come to the table,” said union member Michael Auerbach handing out leaflets on the corner of 6th Avenue and 23rd Street on Thursday morning, June 29. “Spectrum is trying to break us in small bunches like apples falling from a tree. They want to bring in newbies who don’t know what unions are so they can drive down wages.

“It’s important for workers to see long term. They offer a little bit in the short term and then screw you for the long term. People have to remember there is a future and it’s your kids and grandkids.

“We in Local 3 support each other. There was a reason that unions were built and it’s every bit as important now as it was in the beginning.

Metro Convention – Recognizing the power of journalism

Juan Gonzáles, previous Metro Labor Communicator of the Year recipient, introduced Amy Goodman.

Metro Labor Communicator of the Year for 2017 – Amy Goodman

Convention panelists (from left): Ginger Adams Otis, Jane Latour, Monica Mohapatra (Moderator), Miriam Frank, Premilla Nadasen and Sarah Jaffe

Frank, Nadase and Jaffe in a discussion of Workers in the Trump Era: Women’s voices on the resistance.

Jane Latour, author of Sisters in The Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

Carl Ginsberg, Metro Board, introduced our first-ever student journalism contest winner, Ying Lu, student at NYU.

Gregory Heires, winner of the 2017 Vorse award.