(Washington, DC, July 14, 2017) Concerned citizens handed out leaflets at more than 900 Charter Communications Inc. payment centers throughout the United States today, letting customers know about the corporation’s unchecked greed.
Charter Communications is one of the nation’s most profitable cable and internet companies, pulling in $29 billion last year.
“Screwing over workers and customers seems to be a hallmark of Charter Communications’ business model,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Charter has disrespected workers in New York who remain on strike fighting for the freedom to negotiate together to maintain their pensions and health benefits. They also continue to disregard their customers’ needs by hiking rates while providing subpar service. This is not the way to run a company, and we support all the working people standing up to these corporate bullies.”
Approximately 1,700 IBEW Local 3 Charter employees in New York City have been on strike for nearly four months because of management’s demand for massive cuts to their pensions and health benefits. Charter is refusing to negotiate in good faith.