Jan 21, 2016

Organizing Update

New Jersey child care workers vote CWA.

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Nov 19, 2015

CWAers Call Out Windstream for Extreme Health Care Demands

CWA members and supporters rallied outside Windstream Communications' corporate headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., this week, calling on the company to back off its outrageous demands for cuts in workers' health care.

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Nov 19, 2015

CWA Charges Alcatel-Lucent with Illegally Raiding Retirees’ Health Care Money

CWA has filed for a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. The motion was filed Nov. 18 in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

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Nov 12, 2015

IUE-CWA, GE Unions File Class Action Lawsuit Against GE’s Attack on Retiree Health Care

A coalition of labor unions led by IUE-CWA filed a federal class action lawsuit against General Electric Corp. over the company's attack on retiree health care.

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Sep 10, 2015

President Obama Marks Labor Day by Extending Paid Sick Leave to Contract Federal Workers

At a Boston Labor Day celebration, President Obama announced his signing of an executive order that gives 300,000 contracted Federal employees the ability to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave annually.

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Apr 30, 2015

Workers Memorial Day: Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

Workers Memorial Day 2015 brought tears and determination to make workplaces safer at events across the country.

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Dec 18, 2014

Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement

Last week, organizations signed a letter warning President Obama that the TPP directly undermines the sustainability of U.S. health programs.

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Nov 13, 2014

Petition on AT&T Retiree Health Care

A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care.

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Oct 23, 2014

CWA Prepares to Fight Ebola

CWA and the Steelworkers' safety and health departments will be training workers on Ebola and its potential transmission, thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Oct 23, 2014

Leaked TPP Passage Shows Pact Will Increase Cancer Medicine Costs

Access to affordable cancer treatments in the U.S and 11 other countries will be delayed for years if terms revealed in a leaked draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should go into effect, Public Citizen said.

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Sep 25, 2014

Young Katie Shannon Joins the Fight for Worker Rights

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Sep 25, 2014

Hands off Social Security and Medicare!

CWAers, including retirees, joined dozens at a U.S. Capitol rally last week to tell Tea Party Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare and to protect the programs from benefit cuts, privatization and being vouchered.

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Aug 28, 2014

Who’s Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Next?

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Aug 28, 2014

National Womenís Committee Report: Itís Time for Paid Family Leave in the U.S.

The next step forward in medical leave is the FAMILY Act. Introduced last year, this legislation would establish a self-sustaining, national paid leave insurance plan funded by employer and employee contributions.

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Aug 7, 2014

Black Lung Series Wins the Guildís Broun Award

A powerful series exposing a coal industry scheme to deny even meager benefits to miners suffering black lung disease has won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award, presented annually by The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

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Aug 7, 2014

Public Workers Team Up in Texas

The 2014 CWA Public, Healthcare & Education Workers Conference brought 110 activists from around the country to San Antonio for a weekend of organizing, movement building and rallying against bad trade deals.

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Aug 7, 2014

Movement Building

A grassroots coalition delivered thousands of petitions to five city governments in New Jersey this week, kicking off a campaign to put earned paid sick leave on ballots in November.

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Jul 31, 2014

Moral Mondays Activists Come to the Nationís Capital to Fight for Health Care for the Poor

"Moral Mondays" activists, led by Rev. William Barber, brought the movement to the nation's capital this week to highlight financial difficulties that poor people and rural hospitals across the nation are facing in states where the government has refused to expand Medicaid.

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Jun 19, 2014

Safe Staffing Saves Lives

"A patient dies every three seconds from a medical error," said CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini, again and again over May's Safe Staffing blitz. Healthcare workers know the role that nurse to patient ratios play in giving good and safe care, and all last month in Western New York State, CWA healthcare workers and allies got this message out to the public and legislators in the fight to assure all patients receive the they deserve.

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May 1, 2014

Standing Up for Retiree Health Care

CWAers from across our union joined a demonstration outside General Electric's annual shareholder meeting in Chicago last week.

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