Jan 29, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Jan. 29, 2015

Tell Your Congress Member: No Fast Track for the TPP!; AFA-CWA Flight Attendants Call on Congress to Reject Fast Track for Trade Deals; No Fast Track-No TPP Messages are on the Air; Coalition Responds to Froman's Hill Trade Visit with Concerns about Fast Track; Freshman Democrats Tell Obama to Change Course on Fast Track for the TPP; Froman's Hill Trade Hearings Buffeted by Protests; Koch Brothers Promise to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in 2016 Elections; and more.

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Jan 29, 2015

Tell Your Congress Member: No Fast Track for the TPP!

Around the country, CWA members are calling Members of Congress to tell them to reject Fast Track authority for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. You can call too.

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Jan 29, 2015

AFA-CWA Flight Attendants Call on Congress to Reject Fast Track for Trade Deals

AFA-CWA Flight Attendants are calling members of Congress this week to point out that Fast Track authority would apply to as many trade agreements as can be negotiated by this White House or the next one.

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Jan 29, 2015

No Fast Track-No TPP Messages are on the Air

Allies in the fight to stop Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership are featured in audio news releases that are being broadcast in congressional districts and around the country.

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Jan 29, 2015

Coalition Responds to Froman’s Hill Trade Visit with Concerns about Fast Track

Leaders of the BlueGreen Alliance told reporters that U.S. Trade Representative Froman has said nothing new to Congress about fast track authority or the job-killing, environment-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Jan 29, 2015

Freshman Democrats Tell Obama to Change Course on Fast Track for the TPP

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could only lead to the offshoring of U.S. jobs, especially in the service sector, and the erosion of America wages, nine newly-elected Democrats said in a letter to the president. Overall, 13 of 17 newly-elected Democrats are opposing Fast Track.

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Jan 29, 2015

Froman’s Hill Trade Hearings Buffeted By Protests

At the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, ordinary citizens and activists stood up and voiced their concerns.

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Jan 29, 2015

Koch Brothers Promise to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in 2016 Elections

This week, the Koch brothers announced that they will spend $889 million in the 2016 elections. It comes out to nearly $1.4 million PER DAY until Election Day 2016.

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Jan 29, 2015

As Promised, GOP Introduce Laws to Gut the NLRB and Labor Rights for American Workers

The so-called 'NLRB Reform Act' would guarantee a perpetual stalemate on the National Labor Relations Board because Sens. Lamar Alexander and Mitch McConnell propose to add a sixth member to it. And, in the House, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is introducing a federal right-to-work bill to "free" workers from paying union dues.

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Jan 29, 2015

Organizing Update

The Chicago Reader editorial employees have voted 19-0 to have a voice in the workplace as a unit of Local 34071 in the Chicago Newspaper Guild.

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Jan 22, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Jan. 22, 2015

CWA Speaks Out Against Obama's SOTU Trade Agenda; Guild Creates 'Larry Cohen Movement-Building Award'; Activists Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United with Rallies across the Nation; TNG-CWA Delegates Vote for Historic Name Change, Elect Officers at Biennial Conference; Poll: Americans Demand Fair Trade; and more.

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Jan 22, 2015

CWA Speaks Out Against Obama’s SOTU Trade Agenda

CWA has supported the president in initiatives throughout his presidency. However, we cannot stand with the president in his alliance with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable to send more U.S. jobs offshore, undermine U.S. communities and weaken U.S. sovereignty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has much more to do with protecting the investment of multinational corporations and maneuvering around China than lowering trade barriers.

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Jan 22, 2015

Guild Creates ‘Larry Cohen Movement-Building Award’

The NewsGuild-CWA, at its Biennial meeting in Orlando, FL last week, surprised President Larry Cohen with the creation of a movement building award in his name as he met with Guild activists. The award will be presented to a Guild member or local staffer every other year at The NewsGuild-CWA conference.

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Jan 22, 2015

Activists Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United with Rallies across the Nation

The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United decision five years ago on Wednesday turned our political system upside down, elevating money from corporations and the wealthiest individuals above the voices of ordinary citizens.

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Jan 22, 2015

TNG-CWA Delegates Vote for Historic Name Change, Elect Officers at Biennial Conference

TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer was re-elected to a third term last week, but he won't be known as president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

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Jan 22, 2015

Poll: Americans Demand Fair Trade

A new survey of likely 2016 voters found that Americans want open-door trade talks that advance stronger protections for our economy and environment.

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Jan 22, 2015

CBTU Resolution Supports President Cohen, Rebuts Anonymous White House Smear

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is rejecting criticism of CWA President Larry Cohen leveled by an unnamed "U.S. trade official."

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Jan 22, 2015

Spreading the Word on Fast Track and TPP

CWA President Larry Cohen and CWA members speak out on Fast Track and TPP.

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Jan 22, 2015

How We’re Winning the Fast Track Fight

CWA and coalition members are fighting back against Fast Track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is how we'll stop Fast Track.

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Jan 22, 2015

Keeping the Dream Alive!

CWA members across the country celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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