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Comcast Workers United

News from IBEW Local 2322 http://ibew2322.com January 2011

Elected Officials and Aides Plan Next Steps to Support


Comcast Workers
Comcast workers met with staff aides to Rep. William "Don't hesitate to call on us if there is anything more
Keating, Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. Stephen Lynch, we can do to support your efforts to win recognition
Rep. Jim McGovern, and Senator Scott Brown in and collective bargaining rights."
Frank's district office to plan next steps to win justice
for Comcast workers. Sen. John Kerry Supports
The aides were Comcast Workers!
joined by Fall Massachusetts' senior senator wrote a powerful
River Mayor letter of support on January 14 to top Comcast
William managers in New England. In the letter, Sen. John
Flanagan and Kerry said: "I support the voluntary effort for these
an aide from workers to unionize and bargain collectively for
Mayor Scott wages, benefits, and working conditions and I
Sam Jonsson, aide to Sen. Brown;
Lang's office. sincerely hope that you will respect the decision of the
Garth Paterson, aide to Rep. Frank; vast majority of your workers at these locations to join
and Kevin Hough, aide to Rep.
Comcast techs IBEW Local 2322."
Keating take notes at the meeting.
who are leading Copies of Sen. Kerry's letter are available from Steve
the union initiative briefed everyone about the Smith at (978) 302-3690.
situation at the Fall River and Fairhaven garages.
They described how despite having proved their New Union Bulletin Board
majority, Comcast management is still refusing to Comcast workers in Massachusetts now have a
meet and discuss wages and working conditions. "Virtual Bulletin Board" where letters of support and
other items of interest regarding the union. The
The congressional and municipal aides made plans to
bulletin board website has a front page that will be
step-up pressure on local management from federal,
updated regularly. There are links on the page to past
state and local elected officials.
newsletters, letters of support, and the YouTube video
The meeting was also attended by delegates from the of the card count certifying our union majority.
S.E. Mass Labor Council and leaders from IBEW
Check out the new bulletin board at:
Local 2322.
http://comcastunion.blogspot.com
Member-to-Member Support from
Other Comcast Workers
Comcast workers from Oakland, San Carlos,
Burlingame, Fremont and Pacifica, California sent a
strong message of support to their co-workers in Fall
River and Fairhaven.
The 12 letter signers (pictured at right) are all
members of CWA Local 9415.
"We know that your fight is tied to ours," they wrote.
"The more Comcast workers who unite in unions, the
stronger all of us will be!"