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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Dec 2, 2013

Working Together: Getting it Done

We have a victory to celebrate. All of us in CWA should be proud of the work our union did, with our allies, to help restore democracy to the U.S. Senate. The procedural change that Senators adopted last month means that, finally, President Obama’s nominations to executive branch positions and the judiciary (with the exception of the Supreme Court) will get the up-or-down vote they deserve.

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Dec 2, 2013

The Time is NOW for Immigration Reform

CWA and the Democracy Initiative are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

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Dec 2, 2013

Democracy that Works for All of Us: The Democracy Initiative

One year ago, on Dec. 10, 2012, International Human Rights Day, CWA, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and NAACP launched the Democracy Initiative. Since then, other large membership organizations have signed on, representing 20 million activists. The Democracy Initiative is focused on three of our four democracy blocks: voting rights, money in politics, and Senate rules reform.

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Dec 2, 2013

Senate Rules: How We Got It Done

Last summer, 2 million members of Fix the Senate Now organizations mobilized to make sure the Senate confirmed a full, five-member National Labor Relations Board and leaders for top agencies including Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Dec 2, 2013

CWA, Coalition Help Restore Democracy to U.S. Senate

In November, Senate Majority Leader Reid and nearly every Democratic Senator acted to end Senate gridlock and obstruction on Presidential nominations.

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Dec 2, 2013

Behind Closed Doors

With negotiations around TPP winding down, secrecy is at an all-time high.

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Dec 2, 2013

An Explosion of Fracking: One of the Dirtiest Secrets of the TPP

The Sierra Club has worked on trade issues for nearly two decades, because "trade rules have a huge impact on environmental protections." In 1998, for example, the World Trade Organization ordered the U.S. to weaken Endangered Species Act protections for sea turtles being killed in shrimp-fishing nets.

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Dec 2, 2013

TPP: Just the Facts

Watch What You Eat: The TPP will threaten food safety because both countries and corporations will be able to challenge food standards, labeling programs, pesticide regulations and more.

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Dec 2, 2013

Say No to TPP Fast Track: A Fight We Can Win

Some members of Congress are trying to put the brakes on the TPP. In a series of letters to the White House, at least 194 members of Congress have publicly expressed their concerns about the secretive trade deal, bringing plans for a speedy ratification to a screeching halt.

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Dec 2, 2013

SHIPPING OUR JOBS OFFSHORE

American workers know that free trade means lost jobs. It happened under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiated 20 years ago. It happened under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiated last year. Overall, NAFTA resulted in a loss of nearly 700,000 jobs.

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Dec 2, 2013

When It Comes to the TPP, What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive, secret trade deal that’s being negotiated among 12 countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Participating in the talks now are representatives from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam. Countries like the Philippines and South Korea also have indicated they want to join.

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Oct 1, 2013

‘We Are All Josh’

In a tremendous display of solidarity, Deutsche Telekom workers, members of ver.di, Germany’s biggest union, held a nationwide Day of Action today at 20 T-Mobile locations.

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Oct 1, 2013

MetroPCS—T-Mobile US Workers in New York City Vote CWA

Retail store employees at the Lexington Ave Metro PCS store in Harlem voted for a union voice and CWA representation. The vote was 7-1.

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Oct 1, 2013

Live From Times Square ...

When Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN2 this summer with his highly anticipated late night talk show, NABET-CWA members staffed Times Square Studios, the site of the program.

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Oct 1, 2013

Standing Strong at Cablevision

They use every opportunity to talk about their fight for respect, and for a fair contract.

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