Striking NYC Cable Workers Say They Are Up Against “The 99 Million Dollar Man”

Ava Collesso, 58, is among the 1,800 warehouse workers, dispatchers, service technicians, and fiber optic specialists currently striking against Charter Spectrum, as Time Warner Cable is now called after its recent acquisition by onetime rival Charter Communications.

“They’re trying to break us but it ain’t gonna happen. It’s definitely not going to happen,” she told the Voice outside Spectrum’s Greenpoint facility, where the company stores a fleet of its vehicles and where 700 of the striking workers are ordinarily employed. “Not on my clock. Not on Ava Collesso’s clock.”