Employees Present NLRB with Petition Requesting an Election That Would Allow Employees to Vote on Decertification of the CWA Union Local 1109 In Brooklyn
BETHPAGE, NY February 8, 2013 – Cablevision has been notified that its employees in Brooklyn have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to schedule an election that would allow employees in Brooklyn to determine whether the CWA union will continue to represent them. Cablevision was informed that the workers presented this petition to the NLRB at their earliest eligible opportunity, one year after the CWA became the employees' representative.
The CWA union represents a small number of Cablevision employees in Brooklyn. Under federal labor law, the likely next step is that the NLRB will schedule an election to determine whether these Brooklyn employees want the CWA to continue to represent them. The last time Cablevision employees voted on CWA union representation, in June, Bronx technicians voted by a nearly three-to-one margin against joining the CWA union.
Cablevision offered the following statement:
"Virtually all Cablevision employees have a direct relationship with the company. Cablevision looks forward to an election at the earliest possible date to allow its Brooklyn employees to determine whether or not the CWA union will continue to represent them."