Mar 1, 2015

Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Across our union, CWA activists and allies are fighting back against "Fast Track" and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We're signing petitions, sending hand-written letters and calling our Members of Congress to make it crystal clear: Fast Track and the TPP are a bad deal for U.S. workers.

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Feb 12, 2015

Opposition to Fast Track for TPP at a Boil as Congress Recess

As Members of Congress return home for recess, they will be confronted with rallies and town hall meetings where constituents, CWAers and partners, have one message for them: Vote No on Fast Authority for trade deals.

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Nov 13, 2014

Petition on AT&T Retiree Health Care

A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care.

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Sep 25, 2014

Hands off Social Security and Medicare!

CWAers, including retirees, joined dozens at a U.S. Capitol rally last week to tell Tea Party Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare and to protect the programs from benefit cuts, privatization and being vouchered.

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Sep 11, 2014

Risky Christie Investments Triggered Pension Shortfall

It's no surprise, but Gov. Chris Christie isn't great with money.

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Jun 26, 2014

It Ainít Over!

New Jersey CWAers turned up at the State Capitol in Trenton on June 12th to tell Gov. Chris Christie that his plan to renege on pension plans for public employees will not stand.

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Jun 12, 2014

Unions Sue to Stop Christieís Pension Fund Grab

This week, CWA and several other unions filed a lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie over his refusal to make promised payments to the pension systems covering state workers.

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May 22, 2014

CWA Sues Christie on Pension Fund Grab

CWA and the National Education Association are filing a lawsuit to block NJ Governor Chris Christie's plan to grab nearly $2.5 billion that should be going to the state's pension system.

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May 1, 2014

Standing Up for Retiree Health Care

CWAers from across our union joined a demonstration outside General Electric's annual shareholder meeting in Chicago last week.

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Apr 24, 2014

Standing Up for Retiree Health Care

More than 700 CWA and other retiree activists took a stand for retiree health care benefits at a demonstration outside AT&T headquarters in Dallas.

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Jun 20, 2013

CWA’s Ron Collins Gets Arrested for Mine Workers

CWA members continue to be a big part of the thousands of activists who protest at Peabody/Patriot Coal locations.

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Apr 4, 2013

CWA Activists Demand Fairness at Patriot

Virginia CWA activists on Monday traveled to West Virginia to rally to save the retirement and health benefits of thousands of Patriot Coal miners.

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Feb 15, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Retiree Health Care and Group Life Insurance Extended

The CWA, IBEW and Alcatel-Lucent have signed an agreement that extends 2004 Postretirement Medical and Dental Benefits and the Group Life Insurance Plan for Retired Employees from its current December 31, 2014 date through to December 31, 2016!

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Jan 4, 2013

CWA/Alcatel-Lucent Contract Extension signed

Retiree Health and Life insurance extended through Dec. 31, 2014

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Apr 26, 2012

New Project Builds Enthusiasm Among CWA Retirees

A new project to encourage more CWA retirees to become active and effective voices for our union got off to a great start with a series of three telephone town hall meetings.

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Mar 29, 2012

Maryland CWAers Protest Verizon Power Grab

More than 40 CWA and RMC members from seven CWA locals filled the hearing room of the Maryland Senate Finance Committee with a sea of red shirts this week. Their mission: to spotlight a bill that would allow Verizon to sell its landline assets without any review by the Public Service Commission.

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Mar 22, 2012

CWA Loses Two Retiree Activists

This past week, CWA lost two committed members, two men who spent their working lives and their retirement years building CWA and supporting the rights of working people. Both died as they lived, as CWA activists.

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Mar 8, 2012

New Book Exposes the Worst of Employer Pension Schemes

"Retirement Heist" is a new book by Ellen Schultz, a former investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She carefully describes how companies plunder and wring profits from the defined benefit pension plans of American workers. It's required reading for union leaders engaged in bargaining with the country's biggest corporations.

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Feb 17, 2012

CWAers Deliver Valentine Message to Verizon, Verizon Wireless

In District 2-13, CWAers leafleted more than 50 Verizon Wireless retail stores with the message: "We've given you so much, but now you're breaking our hearts. If you want to 'be ours,' focus more on good jobs and less on corporate greed."

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Feb 2, 2012

New Senior Group to Educate, Mobilize Retirees in Key 2012 Battleground State of Virginia

This Tuesday, 43 delegates and 8 guests convened to found the Virginia Alliance for Retired Americans. The Virginia Alliance will be an active part of the four million member national organization that works to mobilize retirees, senior and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement to advocate a progressive political and social agenda - one that respects work and strengthens families. Members of the state and national Alliance come from a variety of trades and backgrounds.

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