Dec 16, 2011

Instructions for Leafleting at Verizon Wireless Stores

Please review the Instructions for Leafleting at Verizon Wireless Stores (click to download) before engaging in any activity at or near a Verizon Wireless store. It is very important that these instructions be followed. If you don’t understand the Instructions, please contact your District mobilization coordinator.

Also, please do not go into a Verizon Wireless store while you are engaged in mobilization activity and please make sure that no one else in your group goes into the store.

Our mobilization goal is to let the public know about our contract fight with Verizon Wireless and to persuade people not to buy Verizon Wireless until we get a fair contract. We are not trying to interfere with the conduct of their operations. Spread the word – but do it outside the store and follow the instructions.

Thanks for your support and solidarity!

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Dec 18, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin's Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality; Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees; NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations' Stalling Tactics in Union Elections; NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers' Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace; Not So Fast, Christie!; Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement; and more.

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Dec 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin’s Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality

In 40 years of making laws in the nation's capital - 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 in the U.S. Senate, Tom Harkin (D-IA) has fought to give the little guy "a leg up on the economic ladder of success," with some failures but many, many successes, including leading the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), spoke movingly about what drove him all these years.

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Dec 18, 2014

Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees

In its final days, the United States Senate wrapped up a session marked by obstruction and gridlock by confirming scores of critical judicial and executive nominations.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The National Labor Relations Board upheld some modest changes in the union representation election process intended to simplify the process and minimize delay.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The NLRB ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues in a case involving TNG-CWA members, who are American Sign Language interpreters at Purple Communications.

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Dec 18, 2014

Not So Fast, Christie!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't getting away with his pension fund grab.

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Dec 18, 2014

Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement

Last week, organizations signed a letter warning President Obama that the TPP directly undermines the sustainability of U.S. health programs.

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Dec 18, 2014

Standing Strong Against FairPoint

This week "Elves Union Local 1" from Ellsworth traveled to Bangor, Maine, to spread holiday cheer and help striking workers at FairPoint Communications in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

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Dec 18, 2014

Fighting Back Against Predatory Lenders

CWA Human Rights activists are joining with our Democracy Initiative partners to fight back against the predatory practices of the big banks, particularly payday lending schemes.

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Dec 18, 2014

Bargaining Update

FMetroPCS/T-Mobile retail workers ratify their first contract and Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants ratify a new contract.

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Dec 18, 2014

Organizing Update

Technical and production workers at WXXI-TV petitioned the National Labor Relations Board last week seeking collective bargaining rights through representation by NABET-CWA.

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Dec 18, 2014

CWA Telephone Town Hall Call TONIGHT

You won't want to miss tonight's town hall call, starting at 7:30 pm ET. The call will last half an hour.

If you haven't pre-registered for the call, you can listen online at cwa-union.org/cwalisten.

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Dec 15, 2014

CWA Surplus Notification and VTP Offer

We have received the CWA Surplus Notification and VTP Offer.

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Dec 12, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The NLRB approved some commonsense changes to help simplify the union representation election process and minimize delay.

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Dec 12, 2014

STAND UP & FIGHT BACK FOR RETIREE HEALTHCARE

I belong to twelve (12) Face Book Groups. Their combined membership is 17,521 members.

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Dec 11, 2014

Newspaper Guild Applauds NLRB Decision on Employees’ Rights When Using Employers’ Email

The Newspaper Guild-CWA hails a National Labor Relations Board decision that makes clear the right of workers to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues.

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Dec 11, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 11, 2014

Judge Finds Cablevision and CEO Dolan Guilty of Illegal Actions; T-Mobile Workers' Message Resonates at Global Union World Meeting; Congress Set to Cave in to Even More Big Money in Politics; Organizing Update; Help Striking FairPoint Families This Holiday Season; Protests Beset TPP Negotiations; CWA Commends Confirmation of Lauren McFerran to NLRB; and more.

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Dec 11, 2014

Judge Finds Cablevision and CEO Dolan Guilty of Illegal Actions

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late last week that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan broke multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing.

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Dec 11, 2014

T-Mobile Workers’ Message Resonates at Global Union World Meeting

The struggle by T-Mobile US workers for a voice in the workplace found strong support among delegates to the UNI World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, this week, CWA President Larry Cohen said.

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