Apr 28, 2011

Join the May 3 Virtual Town Hall

CWA will hold another national stewards call, our fourth "virtual union meeting," on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. EDT. It's a good way for CWA activists to move forward together on next steps.

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Apr 28, 2011

Union Election Begins May 17 for United-Continental Flight Attendants

On May 17, AFA-CWA-represented Flight Attendants at United-Continental begin voting in a critical union representation election to determine which union will represent the 24,000 Flight Attendants at the newly merged airline.

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Apr 28, 2011

‘Good Jobs, Strong Communities’

Ohio's rapidly growing "Good Jobs, Strong Communities" coalition is planning a massive rally at the state capitol next Thursday, May 5, to address the broad array of legislative assaults hurting workers and working families.

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Apr 28, 2011

Boston Local Fighting to Save Good, Union Jobs in Public Broadcasting

If you've watched "Frontline," "NOVA," "Antiques Roadshow" or "Masterpiece Theatre," you've seen the skilled video and editing work of CWA members at Boston's public broadcasting company, WGBH. Now they're asking for your help to fight their employer's bitter, union-busting campaign.

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Apr 28, 2011

Obama Speaks Out for Workers’ Rights, Safety

President Obama told a Cleveland TV interviewer this week that he "strongly disapproves" of the assaults in Ohio, Wisconsin and other states on workers' collective bargaining rights.

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Apr 28, 2011

New Hampshire Editorial a Textbook Condemnation of ‘Right to Work’

An editorial on a website for a half-dozen New Hampshire newspapers powerfully condemns so-called "Right to Work" legislation recently passed by state lawmakers, boldly saying the bill's proponents are lying about their motivations.

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Apr 21, 2011

CWAers Urged to Send ‘We Are One’ Message at May Day Rallies

Building on April 4's "We Are One" message, CWA is urging locals to join with immigrant rights activists in their communities for rallies and demonstrations across the country May 1.

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Apr 21, 2011

Oklahoma Repeals Collective Bargaining Law for City Workers

Jeopardizing the wages and benefits of thousands of workers, the Oklahoma Senate voted this week to repeal a collective bargaining law for city employees that CWA helped draft and pass in 2004.

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Apr 21, 2011

CWA Locals Rally Against Corporate Greed on ‘Tax Day’

On what was "Tax Day" for ordinary Americans, CWA members in New York and New Jersey held rallies that targeted Verizon, Goldman Sachs, GE and other corporations that pay little or no federal income taxes.

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Apr 14, 2011

Stony Brook Research Assistants Win First Contract After Long Battle

Research assistants at Stony Brook University in New York stood tough for 10 years, organizing, mobilizing and calling out management for trying to get rid of their union. Now, RAs have ratified their first contract.

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Apr 14, 2011

Campaign Underway to Repeal Ohio’s Anti-Union Law

More than 11,000 people rallied outside Ohio's statehouse Saturday, officially kicking off the campaign to repeal the state's new law stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

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Apr 14, 2011

Devastating Texas Budget Proposals Focus of Huge TSEU Lobby Day

Fighting to save vital public services and good jobs, Texas State Employee Union-CWA members turned out in force last week in Austin, some of them riding buses all night, for their biggest Lobby Day ever.

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Apr 14, 2011

CWA Joins Thousands in Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget in Michigan

CWAers joined with thousands of union members, students, senior citizens and working families in Lansing, Mich., this week to rally against devastating budget proposals that would slash vital services, raise taxes on those who can least afford it and give a $1.8 billion tax break to businesses.

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Apr 14, 2011

All Locals Urged to Join Labor Councils to Fight Attacks on Unions

As national, state and corporate attacks on unions intensify, CWA and the AFL-CIO are asking locals to make it an "immediate priority" to join and participate in their communities' central labor councils.

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Apr 7, 2011

April 4: An ‘Amazing Day’ from Coast to Coast

Embracing the April 4 movement proposed by CWA just a few weeks earlier, hundreds of thousands of people across the country made their voices heard Monday in their workplaces, their communities and outside businesses and government buildings in the intensifying national fight for workers' rights and economic justice.

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Apr 7, 2011

Statement by CWA on the Proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreement

In Colombia, just 100,000 workers out of 20 million have bargaining rights.

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Apr 7, 2011

United-Continental Flight Attendants’ Union Election to Begin Soon

The National Mediation Board has determined that United-Continental is now a single carrier, triggering the beginning of a union representation election process for the 24,000 flight attendants at the newly merged airline.

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Apr 7, 2011

Fight to Save Democratic Airline Union Elections Continues

Bowing to airline executives angry about new democratic rules for union elections, the U.S. House defeated a bipartisan amendment last week intended to preserve the important changes the National Mediation Board made last year.

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Apr 7, 2011

Workers in Oregon Fend Off Employer, Anti-Union Activists

Seeking respect and basic benefits, including sick leave and vacation time, 156 workers at Dosha Salon and Spa in Portland voted 79-66 for CWA Local 7901 in a hard-fought, 18-month campaign.

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Apr 7, 2011

Congressional Black Caucus Leaders Visit CWA

As part of CWA's ongoing effort to build alliances, CWA Executive Vice President Annie Hill met recently with two key members of Congress who are strong workers' rights advocates.

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