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CSA Sends Letter to Charter Communications in Support of IBEW Local 3 Members

posted on 07/14/2017

CSA calls on Charter Communications to settle labor dispute with its roughly 1,800 cable and internet workers while urging our union members to join Local 3 IBEW members on picket lines.

Thomas Rutledge
Chief Executive Officer, Charter Communications
400 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT, 06901

July 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Rutledge:

The Council of School Supervisors & Administrators is the labor union which represents the principals, assistant principals, education administrators and early childhood specialists who support the education of millions of New York's children. More than 10,000 retirees and their spouses make up our CSA Retiree Chapter.

We are writing to voice our strong support for your employees, members of IBEW Local 3, who have been on strike for more than three months.

We are also asking our members to support the workers by joining their picket lines around the city.

We urge you to settle this strike by providing your workers solid benefits and dignified working conditions.

The striking technician's demands are not unreasonable. They are simply trying to keep their heads above water in an economy that is ever more tenuous for working men and women. They should not have to endure drastic cuts to their healthcare and should not live in fear of arbitrary workplace sanctions.

Our support for these workers is not based only on showing solidarity with a fellow labor union. We, and many other New Yorkers, believe that workers should be treated with common decency.

If your company is able to provide you and your immediate colleagues the most outsized compensation packages in the country, Spectrum can certainly afford to treat its employees with fairness and dignity.

Please, Mr. Rutledge, settle this strike. Get these technicians back to work. Take care of your workforce.

It's the right thing to do.

Sincerely yours,

Ernest Logan, President

Mark Cannizzaro, Executive Vice President