Oct 30, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Oct. 30, 2014

Election Countdown; KY CWAers Pulling Out All the Stops in Bluegrass State; CWA Mourns the Death of Young TU Activist; Turn Out For What; TPP Dominates Metro Station; Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy!; Local 3179 President Sarnoff Addresses Moral Monday Florida Rally; and more.

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Oct 30, 2014

Election Countdown

CWA activists across the country are ramping up get-out-the-vote efforts, as we sprint towards Election Day.

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Oct 30, 2014

KY CWAers Pulling Out All the Stops in Bluegrass State

IUE-CWA Local 83761 members and activists go into the home stretch fighting for every vote for candidates in races around Kentucky in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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Oct 30, 2014

CWA Mourns the Death of Young TU Activist

Our union brother Richard Blake Poindexter passed away last week. He had been suffering from a flu-like symptom, slipped into a coma and died the next day. Blake, as he was known to friends, co-workers and fellow activists, was 27 years old.

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Oct 30, 2014

Turn Out for What

Voting rights under attack: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

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Oct 30, 2014

Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy!

Get ready for a #StopFastTrack week of action. November 8 to 14, members of our anti-fast track coalition will be rallying activists around the country to make sure this dangerous legislation does not sneak through now or in early 2015.

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Oct 30, 2014

Local 3179 President Sarnoff Addresses Moral Monday Florida Rally

CWA Local 3179 President Steve Sarnoff, also a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives District 67 House seat, was a featured speaker at this week's Moral Monday Florida Rally at St. Petersburg.

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Oct 30, 2014

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from The Washington Post and State Journal-Register.

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Oct 30, 2014

Union Plus Offers Mortgage Help to Members Who Served in U.S. Armed Forces

Union Plus wants to make the dream of homeownership a reality for hard-working union members who are veterans of our armed forces.

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Oct 30, 2014

CWA Human Rights Department Links Civil Rights Fights

Read about the Civil Rights Act in the CWA National Equity Committee's report: Looking Back on the March on Washington.

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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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