Jun 2, 2011

NMB Orders Investigation of Delta Misconduct in Election

Based on AFA-CWA complaints of widespread interference by Delta Air Lines during the 2010 representation election for 20,000 Flight Attendants, the National Mediation Board has ordered an on-site investigation into Delta's conduct.

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Jun 2, 2011

Thousands of NJ CWAers Rally Statewide for Rights, Budget Fairness

For two days throughout New Jersey this week, thousands of CWAers rallied against brutal and unfair health care cuts, and to preserve their right to bargain over health care, pensions and other benefits.

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Jun 2, 2011

WI Judge Strikes Down Anti-Collective Bargaining Law; Fight Isn’t Over

Republican lawmakers broke Wisconsin's open meetings law when they rushed to pass a bill stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights, a judge ruled last week.

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May 31, 2011

CWA: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Will Create as Many as 96,000 Quality Jobs

CWA told the Federal Communications Commission today that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger will create quality jobs and accelerate critically needed broadband buildout.

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May 26, 2011

GOP Medicare Scheme Backfires as NY Dem Wins Race for Congress

The Republican agenda to kill Medicare, trample workers' rights and cut millionaires' taxes at the expense of everyone else took a well-earned beating in upstate New York on Tuesday, as a Democrat comfortably won the special election for a U.S. House seat the GOP has held for generations.

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May 26, 2011

Workers Press for Share of GE’s Success as Bargaining Begins

As nationwide bargaining began this week for a new GE contract, IUE-CWA members and their negotiating team put management on notice that they expect employees to share in the company's increased profitability and performance.

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May 26, 2011

Cohen Meets with Lawmakers on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

On Capitol Hill this week, CWA President Larry Cohen met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Democratic members of the California delegation on how the AT&T/T-Mobile merger will benefit workers and consumers.

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May 26, 2011

Ohio Petition Campaign Well On Its Way to Goal for Referendum

In their high-energy campaign to overturn Ohio's new law stripping collective bargaining rights from public workers, broad coalitions of union members and diverse allies have gathered more than 214,000 petition signatures in just a month.

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May 26, 2011

Dues Deduction Case: Albany Guild Wins Round Two in Federal Court

Adding to an impressive series of legal victories for TNG-CWA members at the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., a federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision regarding the newspaper's abrupt end to payroll deduction of union dues.

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May 26, 2011

NABET Reaches Out to Stars, Advertisers as ABC, NBC Hype Fall Shows

Despite heavy rain, NABET-CWA members in New York City rallied with enthusiasm last week outside star-studded NBC and ABC presentations that gave advertisers their first look at the networks' fall TV shows.

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May 26, 2011

IUE-CWA Members at Logan’s Budget Rent-A-Car Ratify First Contract

Budget Rent-A-Car workers at Boston's Logan Airport, members of IUE-CWA Local 81201, have ratified a hard-won first contract that improves wages and benefits and sets up a grievance procedure with arbitration.

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May 19, 2011

Hundreds of German Workers Rally to Support Americans at T-Mobile

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May 19, 2011

Missouri CWAers, Coalition Stop Legislature’s Anti-Union Bills

A hugely successful phone bank helped Missouri CWAers send lawmakers home empty-handed last Friday, the end of a legislative session that began with the Republican majority pledging to pass a laundry list of anti-union, anti-worker bills.

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May 19, 2011

Union Election Begins for United-Continental Flight Attendants

The voting process is underway in the critical union representation election for nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants at United, Continental and Continental Micronesia.

The National Mediation Board mailed ballots to eligible workers Tuesday. Voting ends June 29, when the NMB will count the ballots and announce the results.

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May 19, 2011

CWA Charges N.J. Governor with Refusal to Bargain

CWA has filed charges with the Public Employment Relations Commission in New Jersey over Gov. Chris Christie's refusal to bargain over public employee health care.

New Jersey's largest public worker union, CWA is bargaining for a new agreement covering 40,000 state workers. Their current contract expires June 30.

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May 19, 2011

Petition Drives Land Six Wisconsin Republicans on Recall Ballot

Six Wisconsin Republican senators who voted to do away with public workers' collective bargaining rights are headed for recall elections July 12, thanks to weeks of legwork by CWA members and countless other workers and allies.

Activists gathered more than 150,000 petition signatures between the six districts, far more than required for each recall. In Sen. Dan Kapanke's district in La Crosse, Wis., for instance, state elections officials estimate that 30,000 people signed, nearly twice the number of valid signatures required by law.

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May 18, 2011

Why Is Rep. Petri Attempting to Silence Workers’ Voices?

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May 12, 2011

Pressure On T-Mobile USA Increases Over Worker Harassment

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May 12, 2011

Cohen Testimony: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Good for Consumers, Workers

Emphasizing the accelerated growth of high-speed broadband and other benefits for consumers and workers, CWA President Larry Cohen testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill in support of the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.

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May 12, 2011

Diverse ‘Stand Up’ Coalition Keeps Momentum Strong in Ohio

A diverse crowd of fed-up Ohioans rallied at the statehouse May 5 to further their campaign to overturn the new law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public workers, and to fight other legislative and budget attacks that are targeting everyone but the rich.

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