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In what union officials are calling a “groundbreaking” development, Comcast workers inFairfield,New Jerseyvoted to join the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 827.

“This is their first step towards getting a collective bargaining agreement,” said a spokesperson for the local.  “The Comcast workers have stood strong against this multi-billion dollar giant.”

After noting that solidarity was the key to victory, IBEW President Edwin Hill noted, “Installation repair technicians at Comcast inFairfield,N.J.a strong anti-union campaign by the employer and voted last week to join (the union.)  This victory is another example of how the union movement ensures that more and more hard-working Americans maintain footing in this slippery economic climate. The stronger our numbers, the better we can advocate for working men and women in this ever-changing industry.”

The IBEW has been waging organizing drives at dozens of Comcast facilities around the country.