Category Archives: Metro Labor News

3rd Annual Bernhardt Labor Journalism Award

New York Labor History Association
THIRD ANNUAL DEBRA E. BERNHARDT LABOR JOURNALISM AWARD

Award presentation and panel about using history to understand current issues with investigative journalists and labor activists.
Speakers: Ginger Adam Otis, NY Daily News; Sarah Leonard, The Nation; and Ed Ott, CUNY

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-8pm

Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
This NYLHA award is co-sponsored by LaborArts / Metro New York Labor Communications Council / the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO / and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library.

10th Floor, 70 Washington Square South, Bobst Library, NYU
RSVP recommended, e-mail
with guest names & title of event

LaborArts.org/Bernhardt | | 212 966-4014 x1703

March and Rally for Spectrum Strikers

March & Rally to Support Spectrum Strikers

Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Spectrum workers have been on strike for six months. On Monday, September 18 they’ll be marching from Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge to a rally in Manhattan at Foley Square.

Cadman Plaza: 2/3 to Clark Street; A/C to High Street

Foley Square: at 4:00PM
4/5/6 train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; J/Z to Chambers Street; R/W to City Hall

Location: Foley Square; Centre Street & Worth Street; New York, NY 10013

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.