Politicker may be over-analyzing this a little, but a new mailer sent on behalf of mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio appears to strike a revolutionary note.
The mailer, courtesy of the Communications Workers of America, Local 1, features the image of a stoic and red-tinged Mr. de Blasio super-imposed on an iconic star-burst design.
On Wednesday, nearly a third of the journalists at Cleveland’s main daily newspaper, The Plain Dealer, were laid off.
The Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild Local 1, the sector of the Communications Workers of America union which represents workers in The Plain Dealer’s newsroom, told The Observer that either 47 or 48 people lost their jobs, leaving only 110 employees left in the newsroom. Although the union declined to release their names, an unofficial “PD Hit List” has circulated online.
Occupy Wall Street
Update: We were informed that the people behind the Verizon project were not, as earlier stated, members of the CWA. The New York Observer regrets this error and have updated below.
As members of Occupy Wall Street marched across the Brooklyn Bridge for the second time (because lord knows it worked out so well when they did it) and the number of city-wide arrests started piling into the 300s, a message suddenly appeared out of the darkness. Was it the bat signal in the night sky? Was the Dark Knight truly a member of the 99% after all?
No, it was just disgruntled members of Communications Workers of America. They’ve been on strike with Verizon, Mark Read and members of OWS’ media team, and decided to project solidarity with the 99% on one of the company’s buildings in a visually impressive but sort of creepy They Live-era stunt. Yes we can!
Here's an interesting fight you probably haven't heard of, at least not yet.
In Utica, the Communication Workers of America has launched an agressive campaign against Time Warner, complete with print, radio and television ads.
The aim of the campaign is to enable 35 Time Warner employees unionize. Yes, that's a tiny Read More