Aug 28, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: August 28, 2014

President Cohen's Labor Day Message; Let's Make Labor Day Less About the End of Summer and More About Restoring Workers' Rights; Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions; National Women's Committee Report: It's Time for Paid Family Leave in the U.S; New Benefits for CWAers Through Union Plus & more.

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Aug 28, 2014

President Cohen’s Labor Day 2014 Message

Working Americans can't just wait for the next President.

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Aug 28, 2014

Let’s Make Labor Day Less about the End of Summer and More About Restoring Workers’ Rights

CWA President Larry Cohen and MSNBC television commentator Ed Schultz discuss what it will take for workers to regain economic justice.

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Aug 28, 2014

Cohen: There is No Hope for Economic Justice or Democracy if We Are Divided

CWA President Larry Cohen was one of 200 people arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House as part of the National Day to Fight for Families to protest the deportations that are breaking families apart.

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Aug 28, 2014

Movement Building Update

CWAers were a big part of the Moral Week of Action in NC as activists demonstrated for seven days against the extreme agenda of the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Aug 28, 2014

Bargaining Update

Community support is growing for SuperShuttle drivers at Denver International Airport, members of CWA Local 7777.

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Aug 28, 2014

Who’s Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Next?

CWA President Larry Cohen took the ALS “ice bucket challenge” then called out CWA vice presidents Chris Shelton, D1, and Ed Mooney, D2-13, to take the challenge and pass it on.

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Aug 28, 2014

Organizing Update

Workers at US Airways and American Airlines are voting now on CWA representation.

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Aug 28, 2014

Election Update

Steve Sarnoff won his primary race for a State Assembly seat in Pinellas County, Fla., defeating two other candidates.

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Aug 28, 2014

Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions

Check out this new report from Campaign for America’s Future, on reviving strong unions to reverse the growing inequality in our country.

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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 28, 2014

New Benefits for CWAers Through Union Plus

Union Plus has worked with Hertz to arrange for two new discounted offers for car rental brands Dollar and Thrifty.

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Aug 21, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Aug. 21, 2014

Super Shuttle Drivers Move Closer to Justice; Bargaining Update; Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson; Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger-Marks Award; UCLA Professor Fined $10,000 for Death of Lab Worker; Bay News Rising Trains Next Generation of Journalists; CWA, Allies Enlist State Legislators in Fight Against TPP

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Aug 21, 2014

SuperShuttle Drivers Move Closer to Justice

This week, a division of the National Labor Relations Board advised the Colorado regional office to order SuperShuttle to rescind the sham contract it imposed on the 100 drivers and restore their lost wages and benefits.

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Aug 21, 2014

Bargaining Update

Update on the illegal firings of eight workers in TNG-CWA Local 31003 at El Diario in New York.

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Aug 21, 2014

Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson

CWA Local 6355 President Bradley Harmon sent us this dispatch from Missouri.

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Aug 21, 2014

Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger Marks Award

In many workplaces today, it can take a lot of courage for a young woman to stand up for what's right. Do you know someone who has shown that kind of courage?

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Aug 21, 2014

UCLA Professor Fined $10,000 for Death of Lab Worker

In a case that has transfixed the scientific community and mobilized health and safety activists, UCLA professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors on criminal charges stemming from the 2008 laboratory fire that killed 23-year-old Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, a research assistant and UPTE-CWA Local 9119 member.

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Aug 21, 2014

Bay News Rising Trains Next Generation of Journalists

The Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521, is reaching out to the next generation of journalists to help them prepare for self-employment and arm them with the information they need to advocate for themselves and their fellow workers.

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Aug 21, 2014

CWA, Allies Enlist State Legislators in Fight Against TPP

CWA and allies held a training session in Minneapolis this week to spotlight how the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal threatens state initiatives and show state legislators what they can do about it.

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