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Strike planned against Time Warner Cable



Published: Fri, July 6, 2007 @ 4:09 p.m.

WARREN —  Union workers at Time Warner Cable in Warren have voted to strike at midnight July 14 if a new labor contract isn’t reached.

The 30 workers who install and maintain cable lines took the vote because they found the company’s wage offer unacceptable, said Robert Bernat, secretary treasurer of Teamsters Local 377. The vote was unanimous.

Time Warner offered raises of 1.5 percent annually in a five-year deal, Bernat said. Workers earn an hourly wage of between $9 and $16.

Bernat said the wage offer was too low because of the large profits made at the corporate level by the New York-based cable system.

For the complete story, see Saturday's Vindicator and Vindy.com.


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