Cablevision Files With The U.S. Supreme Court For Emergency Stay Of NLRB
Obama NLRB Is Operating Both Illegally and With A Bias In Favor of Big Labor
BETHPAGE, N.Y., July 1, 2013
BETHPAGE, N.Y., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision Systems Corporation
(NYSE: CVC) today filed an emergency application for a stay with the Chief
Justice of the United States seeking an immediate suspension of the National
Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) active pursuit of complaints against the
Company. The Company is seeking immediate relief from the Supreme Court to
stay an upcoming administrative trial. Chief Justice Roberts acts as the
Circuit Justice for the D.C. Circuit.
Commenting on its legal action at the Supreme Court, Cablevision offered the
"The role of Congress is to ensure a balanced NLRB and the Obama
Administration bypassed Congress in order to stack the NLRB in favor of Big
Labor. Two different federal courts – the D.C. Circuit and the Third
Circuit – have established that the NLRB is illegally constituted and has no
authority to take action. The NLRB continues to ignore these rulings, and
we ask the Supreme Court to compel the NLRB to immediately halt its unlawful
proceedings against Cablevision."
Additional background on Cablevision's filing with the Supreme Court:
oAbsent Congressional approval, the illegally constituted NLRB is stacked
with labor union activists who have issued biased decisions that have
advanced Big Labor's agenda, reversed decades of rulings, and killed job
creation while attacking employers.
oThe activist NLRB is attempting to block Cablevision workers in Brooklyn
from voting on whether or not to continue with union representation from
the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
oLast month Cablevision filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and that petition is pending.
oLast week, the Supreme Court granted a review of the D.C. Circuit's
decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB, which ruled that the NLRB cannot act
unless it possesses a quorum of three validly appointed members. The D.C.
Circuit decision held that the NLRB has lacked a quorum since at least
January 3, 2012 and recent recess appointments by the President were not
legal – Noel Canning v. NLRB decision.
The CWA represents a small number of Cablevision employees in Brooklyn, and in
February, those employees petitioned the NLRB for a vote to determine whether
the CWA will continue to represent them. The employees are still waiting for
the opportunity to have that vote, which has been blocked by the NLRB.
Instead, the NLRB has issued baseless complaints against Cablevision, and the
administrative trial in that case is currently scheduled to start later this
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading
media and telecommunications companies, delivering its Optimum-branded
television, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area.
Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and
Newsday Media Group. Additional information about Cablevision is available on
the Web at www.cablevision.com.
SOURCE Cablevision Systems Corporation
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