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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Oct 16, 2014

Political Action Update

With less than 20 days before Election Day, Nov. 4, CWA members and activists are participating in get out the vote activities in the effort to elect leaders who will support working families.

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Oct 16, 2014

Justice Upside Down in Ferguson, Mo., Say Coalition in Weekend Protest Marches

CWA members gathered in St. Louis, Mo., over the weekend to march for economic, racial and social justice in continuing protests over the August 9, 2014 police shooting of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown.

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Oct 16, 2014

In Memory of Daryl Steele

CWA Local 1171 said its final thank you to its vice president Daryl Steele, who recently passed away, with a poem. Connie Chambers wrote this tribute on behalf of the local to honor Steele's "never ending fight."

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Oct 16, 2014

IUE-CWA Scholarship Winners

IUE-CWA has awarded 17 partial college scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Oct 16, 2014

Mother Jones: How the Middle Class Got Left Behind

Mother Jones just published a must-read set of charts that explains how most Americans still haven't recovered from the Great Recession.

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Oct 16, 2014

Viewpoint from Honduras

CWA President Larry Cohen reports from Honduras on the effects of our disastrous trade policies. 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 9, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Oct. 9, 2014

You Won't Believe What Verizon Has Done Now; Help Get Out the Vote; Why Doesn't the Supreme Court Want North Carolina Citizens to Vote?; David Perdue: 'I spent most of my career' outsourcing; GOP Senate Candidate: Equal Pay Laws Are 'Campaign Gimmicks'; Truth Prevails in Iowa; Campaign Finance Reform Comes to South Dakota; Elections Are About Choices: Stop Bad Trade Deals Like the TPP; Amazon Workers Take Security Check Woes to Supreme Court; and more.

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Oct 9, 2014

You Won’t Believe What Verizon Has Done Now

We know how Verizon sees us. This is who Verizon is. Watch.

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Oct 9, 2014

Help Get Out the Vote

With less than 30 days until Election Day, CWA activists are doing everything possible to help get out the vote for these very important elections.

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Oct 9, 2014

Why Doesn’t the Supreme Court Want North Carolina Citizens to Vote?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court overruled the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that restored at least some voting protections to North Carolina citizens.

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Oct 9, 2014

David Perdue: ‘I spent most of my career’ outsourcing

In Georgia, Republican David Perdue has been promoting himself as a "job creator." He forgot to mention that those jobs were created abroad, not in the U.S.

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Oct 9, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate: Equal Pay Laws Are ‘Campaign Gimmicks’

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, the GOP nominee running against Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, is making sorry excuses for his opposition to equal pay laws.

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Oct 9, 2014

Truth Prevails in Iowa

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Oct 9, 2014

Campaign Finance Reform Comes to South Dakota

Campaign finance reformers are coming to the aid of Democrat Rick Weiland in his South Dakota Senate race.

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