Apr 16, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Apr. 16, 2015

CWA: Secret "Fast Track" Process and Legislation Shows Disdain for U.S. Workers, Communities; Congress Buffeted by Overwhelming Opposition to "Fast Track," TPP; A Massive Rally on the Hill against "Fast Track" for TPP; Ohio Democrats and Guadalupe, AZ, Unanimously Reject "Fast Track," TPP; Out of the Darkness, Into the Light; & more.

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Apr 16, 2015

CWA: Secret “Fast Track” Process and Legislation Shows Disdain for U.S. Workers, Communities

CWA issued the following statement on the introduction of "fast track," also known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), in the U.S. Senate.

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Apr 16, 2015

Congress Buffeted by Overwhelming Opposition to “Fast Track,” TPP

In the anxious days before they see an actual "fast track" bill, members of Congress are finding it hard to explain to constituents why they would vote for "fast track" authority and give up their Congressional responsibility over trade deals like the proposed TPP.

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Apr 16, 2015

A Massive Rally on the Hill against “Fast Track” for TPP

More than 1,200 union activists, environmentalists and progressive leaders rallied on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to reject "fast track" authorization and the proposed trade bill it is being written for, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Apr 16, 2015

Ohio Democrats and Guadalupe, AZ, Unanimously Reject “Fast Track,” TPP

The Ohio Democratic Party passed a resolution over the weekend telling the state's Congressional delegation to vote no on "fast track" for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill, the latest group to oppose up-or-down approval of trade bills without opportunity to amend.

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Apr 16, 2015

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

Margot E. Kaminski, an assistant professor of law at Ohio State University and a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about "fast track."

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Apr 16, 2015

CWA Activist Writes to Newspaper, Urges Rejection of “Fast Track,” TPP

CWA Local 4034 Activist Shelly Lubbinge went to the heart of the matter in a Letter to the Editor on Sunday, April 12 urging Congress to say "No" to "fast track" and the proposed TPP trade deal.

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Apr 16, 2015

Organizing Update

New units join CWA in Districts 4 and 7.

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Apr 16, 2015

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

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Apr 16, 2015

Don’t Miss Tonight’s CWA Telephone Town Hall Call

On tonight's telephone town hall call: CWA activists will be sharing their strategies for persuading our elected office holders to take a stand against "fast track" and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Apr 9, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Apr. 9, 2015

CWA Local 1180 Wins EEOC Case; Western New Yorkers Stand against "Fast Track" and TPP; Ferguson Election Makes History; Big Money Elects "Mayor 1%"; Bargaining Update; Texas State Employee Lobby Day; and more.

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Apr 9, 2015

Local 1180 Wins EEOC Case

For years, the City of New York paid minorities and women substantially less than white men, a broad pattern of discrimination that the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the city needs to remedy with raises to the workers and back pay and other damages totaling more than $246 million.

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Apr 9, 2015

Western New Yorkers Stand against “Fast Track” and TPP

Trico Plant No. 1 in Buffalo, NY, is a monument to the dashed hopes of an American city.

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Apr 9, 2015

Ferguson Election Makes History

Voters in Ferguson, Mo., went to the polls this week and made history, electing two new African-American city council members.

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Apr 9, 2015

Big Money Elects “Mayor 1%”

Although Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia eventually succumbed to the bludgeoning effects of Rahm Emanuel's big money donors, he scared the living daylights out of Chicago's incumbent mayor in Tuesday's runoff race.

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Apr 9, 2015

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from AT&T Midwest, AT&T Legacy, United/Continental Airlines, and Helena Labs.

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Apr 9, 2015

Texas State Employee Lobby Day

Texas state employees, members of CWA Local 6186, marched on the capitol yesterday to take a stand for the future of the state and their jobs.

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Apr 9, 2015

CWAers Push State Public Service Commission for High-Speed Internet Access for All New Yorkers

Over 200 CWA members traveled recently to Albany, NY, to lobby their state assembly members in favor of access to high-speed internet for all New Yorkers and to picket the Public Service Commission, which has failed in its promise to review the state of telecommunications in the state.

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Apr 9, 2015

Next CWA Telephone Town Hall Call is April 16

The next CWA town hall call is Thursday, April 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The call will last half an hour.

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Apr 2, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Apr. 2, 2015

Seattle City Council Resolution Strongly Urges Congress to Reject 'Fast Track' for TPP; TPP Roundup; Rep. Loretta Sanchez: TPP is Too 'Secretive'; USTR Must Press Enforcement of Labor Violations in Mexico; Bargaining Update; Flight Attendants Picket Delta, United and American for Equal Pay; Reform Group Launches Ad Campaign to Get Corporations to Disclose Political Spending; and more.

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