Jul 1, 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

The outlook for bargaining rights in the U.S. and our ability to maintain our current standard of living, let alone improve it, is as hard as it’s ever been. This issue of the CWA News looks at what we need to do to turn that around. It’s not one thing. It is several pieces we need at the same time to build a movement for real change.

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Jul 1, 2014

Update on Senate Rules

Why should CWA members care about the Senate rules? The Senate’s 60-vote rule blocked employee free choice in 2009 and every other decent labor law reform. If labor law reform had passed, more workers would have bargaining rights and wages would be increasing, not stagnating.

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Jul 1, 2014

President Elected By National Popular Vote? AMEN

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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Jul 1, 2014

Reid: ‘What a System’

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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Jul 1, 2014

Congress, States Working to Get Big Money Out of Politic$

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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Jul 1, 2014

CWA Town hall Call Takes on Money in Politics

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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Jul 1, 2014

Kick Brunei Out of TPP Talks

Why should CWA members care about TPP? TPP makes it easier for corporations to export jobs. It allows multinationals to sue any government if a law, like clean water regulations or a minimum wage increase, might limit future profits. TPP makes bargaining harder, because we’re competing with countries like Vietnam, with no workers’ rights and an average wage of 75 cents an hour.

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Jul 1, 2014

House Democratic Caucus Tells Froman:

Why should CWA members care about TPP? TPP makes it easier for corporations to export jobs. It allows multinationals to sue any government if a law, like clean water regulations or a minimum wage increase, might limit future profits. TPP makes bargaining harder, because we’re competing with countries like Vietnam, with no workers’ rights and an average wage of 75 cents an hour.

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Jul 1, 2014

How Building Our Movement Helps Us Beat TPP

Why should CWA members care about TPP? TPP makes it easier for corporations to export jobs. It allows multinationals to sue any government if a law, like clean water regulations or a minimum wage increase, might limit future profits. TPP makes bargaining harder, because we’re competing with countries like Vietnam, with no workers’ rights and an average wage of 75 cents an hour.

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Jul 1, 2014

Taking It To the ‘UnCarrier’

Why should CWA members care about workers having the right to organize without fear of retaliation from employer? All of our industries are consolidating. We need to build power in every sector. If more than 7 percent of private sector workers were organized, workers could bargain better contracts.

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Jul 1, 2014

NLRB General Counsel Consolidates Complaints Against T-Mobile

Why should CWA members care about workers having the right to organize without fear of retaliation from employer? All of our industries are consolidating. We need to build power in every sector. If more than 7 percent of private sector workers were organized, workers could bargain better contracts.

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Jul 1, 2014

Stand Up, Fight Back

Why should CWA members care about TPP? TPP makes it easier for corporations to export jobs. It allows multinationals to sue any government if a law, like clean water regulations or a minimum wage increase, might limit future profits. TPP makes bargaining harder, because we’re competing with countries like Vietnam, with no workers’ rights and an average wage of 75 cents an hour

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Jul 1, 2014

The Moral Mondays Campaign is Spreading Its Wings into Other States

Why should CWA members care about the Democracy Movement? In 2012 we spent $7 billion on the federal election. Because the Supreme Court said money equals speech, the wealthiest can give unlimited dollars to politicians. At the same time, states are making it harder to vote, cutting voting hours, early voting, polling places, adding new ID requirements and limiting workers’ rights to collective bargaining. With no voice for workers, we will see even more legislation that benefits the 1 percent and hurts workers.

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Jul 1, 2014

Will Corporate States Replace Nation States?

Why should CWA members care about TPP? TPP makes it easier for corporations to export jobs. It allows multinationals to sue any government if a law, like clean water regulations or a minimum wage increase, might limit future profits. TPP makes bargaining harder, because we’re competing with countries like Vietnam, with no workers’ rights and an average wage of 75 cents an hour.

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Jul 1, 2014

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers in Brooklyn Vote CWA

Why should CWA members care about workers having the right to organize without fear of retaliation from employer? All of our industries are consolidating. We need to build power in every sector. If more than 7 percent of private sector workers were organized, workers could bargain better contracts.

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Mar 1, 2014

Under TPP, Multinationals Could Challenge US Laws, and Win

Multinational corporations are celebrating the new advantage they hope to get under the TPP. TPP would allow corporations to sue governments over any laws or regulations that could affect their "expected future profits."

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Mar 1, 2014

Notice Regarding Union Security Agreements and Agency Fee Objections

As a general matter, employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement containing a Union security clause are required, as a condition of employment, to pay an agency fee equal to normal Union dues (and, where applicable, initiation fees). While the wording of these clauses is not perfectly uniform, none requires more than the payment of this agency fee to retain employment.

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Mar 1, 2014

Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Across the country, CWA activists joined with Sierra Club, Green Peace, Food and Water Watch, Common Cause and dozens of other allies in an unprecedented ten days of action aimed at stopping "fast track" legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements.

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Mar 1, 2014

Raise the Minimum Wage

No question about it, minimum wage workers need a raise.

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Mar 1, 2014

A CWA Member Tells Senators that Workers Are Losing Ground

Naomi Bolden, Vice President of CWA Local 2204, tells Democratic Senators that the economy isn’t working for working families.

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