Spectrum Worker March Takes Out 1 Lane on GWB As Evening Rush Gets Underway - NBC New York

Spectrum Worker March Takes Out 1 Lane on GWB As Evening Rush Gets Underway

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    Spectrum Workers March Takes Out GWB Lane

    Striking Spectrum workers take out a lane on the GWB as the evening rush kicks in Friday. (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

    Striking Spectrum workers are marching across the George Washington Bridge on Friday afternoon just as the evening rush is kicking off.

    The march began on the Manhattan side of the bridge at 3 p.m. and will end on the Fort Lee side, organizers say.

    While the marchers are walking on the part of the bridge designated for pedestrians, police have blocked off the right lane closest to the walkway as the marchers move through. 

    1800 IBEW Local 3, an electrical union with thousands of members, has been on strike against Spectrum since March.

    The union says Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (which was purchased by Charter and is now known as Charter Spectrum) haven’t been bargaining in good faith for several years.

    Charter says it has been offering “a generous compensation package,” according to a report in The Brooklyn Eagle.

    It's unclear how many people plan to participate in the march. 

    (Disclaimer: NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast, a competitor of Charter Spectrum.)

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