Brooklyn Cablevision Workers Fight Back With "Dear Mr. Dolan"
The Brooklyn Cablevision Workers and Communication Workers Of America fight back with their protest single "Dear Mr. Dolan" - a public stand against their lack of a union agreement as workers reportedly suffer improper treatment and inadequate pay - a phenomenon that is said to affect even career employees who have been with the company for some time. The group - inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of championing workers' rights - is the first crew of employees to unionize at the company owned by James Dolan, who is featured in the video thanks to an impersonator. Dolan reportedly struck out against his employees and the system struck back, with the Nation Labor Relations Board authorizing charges against him. Dolan took an appeal all the way to the Supreme Court before it was denied. The Brooklyn Cablevision Workers bring a list of issues to the table ahead of an NLRB trial at which Dolan is expected to be subpoenaed to testify. The workers get help from a few familiar friends for their video, with appearances from Michael Eric Dyson, Christine Quinn and Dante De Blasio all inquiring as to "Where The Papers At?." Check the footage below to view the video for "Dear Mr. Dolan." Read more about the Brooklyn Cablevision Workers and their fight at thecablevision99.org.