Communications Workers of America
The phone, TV and Internet company and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired.
Most of the workers are members of the Communications Workers of America.
De Blasio believes that holding the event at Barclays Center would be terrific for the continued growth and development of Brooklyn, but he also vehemently opposes MSG owner James Dolan being rewarded with the game.
About 40,000 AT&T landline workers are staying on the job this week without a contract, their union said Sunday.
Company spokesman Rich Young said Verizon sought the injunction after incidents of sabotage, harassment and obstruction at its facilities.
The strike does not involve employees of Verizon Wireless so it won’t affect service. The contract covers telephone and repair technicians, wireline customer service representatives and operators.
Governor Christie said he wants health care concessions achieved through legislation, not bargaining.
New Jersey’s Republican governor and the Democratic state Senate president agree that public workers must pay more for their health benefits.
Public employees who challenged a requirement to start paying toward their health insurance have lost a round in court.