Thread regarding Altice USA (Cablevision) layoffs

Layoffs are on the horizon

Three new contracting companies (that I know of, could be more) were hired to do work for ATS over the last few months. And yes, they do FTTH installs. They also do work, including FTTH, in union areas. At this point the number of contractors surpasses the number of in-house employes. In my opinion, layoffs are on the horizon and when CBAs start to expire, they'll hack away at the union depots too. Everyone will have their day. Contractors do twice as much work and cost significantly less than paying in-house employees. Is the work done correctly? Absolutely not. Does Altice care? Absolutely not. Altice can profit more money from the work done by contractors and if you haven't figured it out yet, money is all they care about. Bottom line is that union or not, Altice will inevitably run this company exactly how they want to and nothing will stop them.

Bumped from @7dmm+17NYUQ06 for being 100% on point.

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Everyone was offered their job back unless they volunteered to be laid off.

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Post ID: @cpky+18544m16

they called back SOME of the union guys in Oakland/Lodi and Morris not all of them these people are right that once the bargaining agreements expire they will all be stuck s—ing wind like everyone else

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Post ID: @bzij+18544m16

@5qdx+18544m16
As if HR isnt one of them.Youre rights come down to individual states decrees my friend.Word of advice,dont cost them too much and make them alot of money.LOOK for anything you can to bill them.Make them pay you for every second.

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Post ID: @akqv+18544m16

Well if the union got people called back they they are definitely slowing the inevitable. Why do post the same statement. Not many are sticking up for this place. And the proof is there. Your chances of losing your job are less w a union. The c-ap they pull is what makes people seek out representation.

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Post ID: @5ubt+18544m16

I still can’t understand how anyone could stick up for this company or still believe the union will prevent the inevitable. I guess some people just have to learn the hard way unfortunately.

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Post ID: @5unu+18544m16

They can't get enough contractors to do FTTH installs. They take too long and even the contracting groups know its not worth the time for the amount of money to do them.

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Post ID: @5luq+18544m16

The only time i hear from my supervisor is via email and it’s always a threat to do something or be written up. It’s time to get HR involved

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Post ID: @5qdx+18544m16

Excell is in my neighborhood splicing in JSO’s saw the tech there like 4 days in a row. Plenty of work to call back the guys that got laid off in Non Union shops but there’s no one there to force them to do it . It’s pretty sad guys looked out for themselves.

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Post ID: @3nlw+18544m16

Yup, ALL

GO UNION OR GO HOME...
Can't urge that enough,

There was enough proof that contractors were still working, techs took pics, work orders.
This company for some reason will cut off their nose to spite their face.
Upper management aka directors or managers
Are nothing but snakes and snitches, not the old regime boys. It makes sense to have some protection.
FTTH they can have it(garbage) have of the light is goingsomewhere else. Lol , 3.1 modems(garbage) cust services even telling customers to buy their own product.

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Post ID: @3rnr+18544m16

Is that true..? All the union guys got called back ??

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Post ID: @2rib+18544m16

@1uif+18544m16 everyone laid off in Oakland/Lodi got called back. The reason was using contractor labor to cause layoffs. They can use all the contracted labor they want, but when layoffs happen you need to look at the reason why.

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Post ID: @1vrf+18544m16

Thanks contractors I have not done anything in 3years 😍

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Post ID: @1yaz+18544m16

Why lmao a contract is a contract it expires on 2023

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Post ID: @1fdi+18544m16

I was the one who posted this originally. I know of three new contracting companies hired for the NJ region. Not sure about anywhere else. In terms of using contractors, they aren’t really doing anything wrong and by wrong I mean violating any sort of agreement or CBA. All of the contracts allow Altice to utilize contractors as business needs dictate (prioritizing in-house in CBA areas) and with the amount of people who were laid off, let go, left on their own and people who are out due to injury, they clearly don’t have enough in-house employees to support the amount of work that comes through daily. I guess you could say that’s the loophole hole. There is nothing necessarily wrong with having a union job but, the point myself and others are trying to make is that it’s not going to help you at Altice. They want the workforce to be 100% contractor labor and they’ll get there, eventually. It’s not going to happen overnight but it will happen.

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Post ID: @1uif+18544m16

So what your saying is that they are using contractors to cause layoffs. Isn't that what they just got caught doing? Guess they trying a different angle.

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Post ID: @bex+18544m16

All the more reason to unionize. 1% for some protection. Sounds worth it to me.

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Post ID: @clb+18544m16

We were supposed to stand up to them I’m good till 2023 who has contracts and when they expire

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Post ID: @tmz+18544m16

Fake news as usual. Holiday schedule is already out and you couldn't be more wrong. Should you try door number two??

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Post ID: @rvl+18544m16

Holidays to be reduced next year. Not enough volunteers for Holidays. There going cut back to 5 Holidays. Only Thursday for Thanksgiving. More to come.....

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Post ID: @wdq+18544m16

Where were they hired? What areas?

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