June 29, 2012
Union No-Go—Cablevision Bronx Employees Vote No to Joining CWA
The 270 or so Brooklyn-based Cablevision employees, who voted to join the Communications Workers of America in January, remain the only unionized Cablevision workers. On Thurs, Cablevision field service and audit techs in the Bronx voted 74% to 26% against joining CWA (Local 1101). CWA has accused the MSO of leading a vigorous anti-union campaign. A Cablevision spokesperson said the allegations are false and employees were “in no way coerced,” and this is “just sour grapes” over the loss.
Also in the June 29 issue of CableFAX Daily:
It’s not just DISH that AMC Nets stands to lose on Sun. It has started alerting viewers that AT&T U-Verse’s contract expires as of 12:01am Sun.
AMC’s “Mad Men” marketing, Comcast’s “The Slowskys,” Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” campaign, ESPN’s marketing of “MNF,” and USA’s “Characters Welcome” are in the running for CTAM’s Hall of Fame. 25 marketing leaders will vote on the inductee, who will be announced during the CTAM Summit, Oct 14-16, Orlando.
Dan Moloney is leaving Motorola Mobility after 30 years with the company. Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz is taking over the Home Business.
Check out our Programmers’ Page for more on Fox and CNN’s botched reporting of Thurs’ historic Supreme Court report.