Cablevision sunk to a new low.

 Charged by the National Labor Relations Board with multiple violations of labor law, Cablevision decided to challenge the authority of the federal government to enforce workers’ rights rather than present their case to an Administrative Law Judge.   Last Thursday, they have filed a meritless legal motion in Federal Court aimed at blocking two complaints issued against them in April.  They have hired Eugene Scalia, the son of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia to represent them at the Court of Appeals. 

 Cablevision claims that the directors of two NLRB regions have no standing because the appeals court ruled that all of President Obama's recess appointments and two NLRB members in particular were not constitutional. This decision is preposterous since it would mean that more than 100 recess appointments by Presidents Obama and Bush, and their decisions, would be illegitimate.  

 Cablevision’s motion has taken the worker struggle to a new level. They are not only terrorizing the 285 technicians in Brooklyn, they are now putting millions of workers in jeopardy by potentially stripping the National Labor Relations Board of any power to uphold workers rights in this country. 

 CWA is calling on the Senate to confirm a package of five nominations to the NLRB so that 80 million private sector workers won't lose the protections of labor law.

 Please share this image of a Cablevision technician with your networks. 

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Here are some recent press articles with more background: 

Cablevision Calls Cops on Workers, Hires Scalia’s Son to Challenge NLRB’s Authority 

In These Times By Mike Elk 

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/15058/cablevision_calls_cops_on_workers_hires_scalias_son_to_challenge_nlrbs_auth/

 

Cablevision asks court to stop NLRB cases 

Newsday James T. Matadore

http://www.newsday.com/business/cablevision-asks-court-to-stop-nlrb-cases-1.5374028

 

Cablevision, Union Dispute Heats Up CWA Disrupts Conference Presentation, Cablevision Attempts to block NLRB Complaints 

Multichannel News By: Mike Farrel

http://www.multichannel.com/cable-operators/cablevision-union-dispute-heats/143586

 

 Thank you for your support and solidarity, 

 Erin Mahoney

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