Oct 23, 2014

Bargaining Update

About 215 members of CWA Local 1400 in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, and about 1,500 members of IBEW Locals 2320, 2326 and 2327, went on strike at FairPoint Communications on Oct. 17.

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Oct 23, 2014

Political Action Updates

With less than two weeks before Election Day, Nov. 4, early voting has begun in many precincts. CWA members and activists across the nation continue to staff phone banks, join labor walks, knock on doors and talk one-on-one with co-workers in the effort to elect leaders who will support working families.

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Oct 23, 2014

CWA Saves Member’s NJ Home From Foreclosure

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Paulette McQueen, a CWA Local 1037 in-home child care provider and shop steward, will be able to safely stay in her previously foreclosed home.

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Oct 23, 2014

President Cohen Recognized Among The Hill’s 2014 Top Grassroots Lobbyists

For the third year in a row, The Hill has named CWA President Larry Cohen to its annual list of top grassroots lobbyists.

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Oct 23, 2014

Texas Voting Rights

Republican efforts to hold down voter turnout have continued unabated.

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Oct 23, 2014

What’s at Stake in the Elections

CWA President Larry Cohen spoke to media personality Ed Schultz for his podcast on Wednesday about midterm elections.

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Oct 23, 2014

More Republicans Oppose Federal Minimum Wage

This midterm election cycle, GOP candidates are coming out against a federal floor on wages.

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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

Organizing Update

Election victories for IUE-CWA in California and Arizona.

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Oct 23, 2014

WTO Says It’s Unfair for American Consumers to Know Where Their Meats Come From

The WTO ruled against the U.S. on the Country of Origin Labeling issue, which requires that meat sold in grocery stores carry labels indicating country or countries where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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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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Oct 23, 2014

It’s Call Center Action Month!

CWA is observing International Call Center Month with collective actions focused on derailing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a dangerous trade deal that threatens good union call center jobs.

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Oct 23, 2014

Local 34179 Members Beat Back Decertification, Retain Union Representation

Employees at the Sheboygan Press voted 10 to 7 in favor of retaining union representation by the Sheboygan Newspaper Guild, Local 34179, in an NLRB-run election on Tuesday.

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Oct 23, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Oct. 23, 2014

Bargaining Update; Political Action Updates; CWA Saves Member's NJ Home From Foreclosure; President Cohen Recognized Among The Hill's 2014 Top Grassroots Lobbyists; Texas Voting Rights; What's at Stake in the Elections; More Republicans Oppose Federal Minimum Wage; CWA Prepares to Fight Ebola; Organizing Update; WTO Says It's Unfair for American Consumers to Know Where Their Meats Come From; and more.

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Oct 16, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Oct. 16, 2014

Viewpoint from Honduras: CAFTA, Forced Immigration, Deportation Connections; What's At Stake In Iowa; Bargaining Update; CWA Puerto Rico 911 System Workers Get a New Executive Director; Voting Rights Updates; Political Action Update; Justice Upside Down in Ferguson, Mo., Say Coalition in Weekend Protest Marches; In Memory of Daryl Steele; and more.

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Oct 16, 2014

Viewpoint from Honduras: CAFTA, Forced Immigration, Deportation Connections

CWA President Larry Cohen was in Honduras Oct. 12-15 for meetings with Honduran workers and union leaders, community and women's activists, elected officials and others to focus awareness on the immigration crisis affecting Central American families and the connection with CAFTA and similar bad trade deals.

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Oct 16, 2014

What’s At Stake in Iowa

The clock is ticking. With just weeks until Election Day, CWA activists in Iowa are rallying around pro-worker candidates - before it's too late.

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Oct 16, 2014

Bargaining Update

AFA-CWA reached a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines management covering 3,300 Flight Attendants. The five year agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The agreement will be presented to the Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant leadership, then sent to the membership for a ratification vote.

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Oct 16, 2014

CWA Puerto Rico 911 System Workers Get a New Executive Director

After 18 months, CWA Local 3010 members have a new executive director of Puerto Rico's 911 system.

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Oct 16, 2014

Voting Rights Update

Thousands of Wisconsin voters will be able to vote in the upcoming midterm elections after the U.S. Supreme Court over the weekend stepped in and stopped from taking effect a Voter ID law meant to frustrate their ability to vote.

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