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James L. Dolan
Cablevision Sues Union, Fired Employee for Defamation

LOS ANGELES ( - Cablevision filed a defamation suit against Communications Workers of America, a union official and a fired employee, claiming that they have falsely accused the company of racist treatment. Jerome Thompson, a Cablevision technician, was fired on Aug. 20, several weeks after making an analogy of the company's treatment of its Brooklyn employees to a "slave ship." The comment was made at a meeting with Cablevision senior management to discuss branding and marketing, according to the Cablevision lawsuit. While Thompson later told the New York Daily News that no one took offense to the comment, the company called it "a provocative and incendiary...