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 Women’s Committee Report: It’s 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 Guild’s 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 Nation’s 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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Apr 24, 2014

Standing Up for Retiree Health Care

More than 700 CWA and other retiree activists took a stand for retiree health care benefits at a demonstration outside AT&T headquarters in Dallas.

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Apr 3, 2014

New York State Launches Safe Patient Handling Program

Health care workers in New York are celebrating the new Safe Patient Handling Act that was passed as part of the state's budget.

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Mar 13, 2014

9/11 Workers, Residents, First Responders Still Eligible for Health Screenings, Treatment

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, NYCOSH, wants to make sure that responders and survivors of 9/11 get the screenings and health treatments they're entitled to receive.

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Feb 6, 2014

A CWA Activist Tells Senate Dems the Truth About Working Families

CWA Local 2204 Vice President Naomi Bolden gave voice to the struggles of working families at Senate Democrats' retreat on Wednesday.

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Feb 6, 2014

CBO: Affordable Care Act Means More Options for Workers

It's amazing how quickly some media outlets jumped to misconstrue the latest findings from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on the effects of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. The New York Times editorial board got it right.

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Jan 9, 2014

‘Way Past Time’ at Olean General

At a small hospital in southwestern New York, 120 technical workers seeking to organize with CWA Local 1168 have battled a fierce anti-union campaign.

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Nov 7, 2013

Our Veterans Deserve More than Tickets to a Ball Game

A message from CWA President Larry Cohen: Our Veterans Deserve More than Tickets to a Ball Game

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Oct 31, 2013

CWAers Help Patients Sign Up for Health Insurance

CWA members are helping patients navigate the process of signing up for health insurance for the very first time.

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