Mar 8, 2011

New Jersey: Union Workers Stand Together

Some 10,000 union members and supporters filled the grounds of the state capitol in Trenton, sending a message of solidarity to Wisconsin public workers and some advice to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: stop the attacks on public workers. Busloads of CWAers from Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and West Virginia made the trip to stand up with public workers, sending a strong message that workers can’t be divided. Despite the pouring rain, union members and supporters cheered the call for workers to have bargaining rights and jeered at politicians’ efforts to divide workers.

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Mar 8, 2011

‘Stand Up for Ohio’ Coalition Fighting For Good Jobs, Strong Communities

Good jobs and strong communities go hand in hand. That’s the message of Ohio’s new and growing coalition, “Stand Up for Good Jobs and Strong Communities.”

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Mar 7, 2011

‘We Stand With Wisconsin’

That was the message that spread like wildfire as Wisconsin union members and supporters stood strong to keep the collective bargaining rights public workers have had for 50 years. As Republican governors and Republican-controlled legislatures in many states attempted to strip away public worker bargaining rights, the state capital in Madison became the starting point of a huge grassroots campaign to stop the attack on workers.

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Mar 7, 2011

Indiana: Legislature Backs Off ‘Right to Work’

Thousands of union workers are standing strong at the statehouse in Indianapolis, pushing back against a Republican governor and legislature that want to weaken workers’ collective bargaining rights. Crowds of more than 4,000 filled the halls of the statehouse, standing up for Indiana families and workers’ rights.

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Mar 7, 2011

It’s All About Politics, Not Budget Deficits

Do public employee bargaining rights cause budget deficits like some politicians and right-wing extremists claim? The facts, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, say no way.

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Mar 7, 2011

Oklahoma: Workers Hit with Furloughs, Loss of Pension, More Pay Cuts

The state legislature is going after public workers’ pensions, jobs and, for municipal workers, their bargaining rights. “Members of CWA Local 6012 in Broken Arrow and Stillwater will lose their voice on the job if this measure goes through,” CWA District 6 Vice President Andy Milburn said. State workers, members of Oklahoma State Workers/CWA Local 6086, already have made big economic sacrifices, taking two furlough days a month, the equivalent of a 10 percent pay cut. But the legislature wants more.

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Mar 7, 2011

Texas: Building a Coalition to Fight for Essential Services

Members of the Texas State Employees Union/CWA Local 6186 have formed a coalition with 36 other unions, civil rights and community groups that’s working for a fair approach to close the state’s budget deficit. The Texas Forward Coalition is diverse. In addition to TSEU, it includes the Christian Life Commission, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and United Way.

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Mar 7, 2011

New Mexico: Governor Cripples State Worker Rights Board

Within a month of taking office, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez fired the director of the state’s Public Employee Relations Board. “That action makes it next to impossible for the agency to enforce the state’s public workers’ bargaining law,” said District 7 Staff Representative Robin Gould, a former state worker, and CWA’s legislative political coordinator for New Mexico. “It’s like abolishing the entire National Labor Relations Board.”

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Mar 7, 2011

Tennessee: Coalition Fights Extreme Attacks on Workers

In Tennessee, a broad coalition of unions and community supporters is fighting extreme proposals by the governor and some state legislators to eliminate collective bargaining for teachers, block public workers from making voluntary political donations and end the deduction of union and association dues from government paychecks.

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Mar 7, 2011

Missouri Legislators Want to Weaken Workers’ Rights, Child Labor Laws

In Missouri, the biggest assault against workers is coming from the state Senate, where the leadership is pushing a right to work (for less) bill to destroy private sector unions and a paycheck deception bill to destroy public sector ones.

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Mar 7, 2011

UC Rewards Top Administrators, But Aims at Workers’ Pensions, Student Fees

The University of California is proposing $500 million in budget cuts to help reduce the state’s deficit. The problem is that most of those cuts are aimed at UC staff and faculty’s pension and health care benefits and at students, who face a big jump in fees.

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Mar 7, 2011

A Call to Action: Why April 4 Matters

Across the nation, on April 4, 2011, at community vigils, teach-ins, public rallies, workplace demonstrations and other events, we will stand together, and unite and win.

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Mar 3, 2011

Labor Secretary Solis Standing with Workers in Fight for Rights

With 10,000 CWA members on the line, President Larry Cohen placed a historic phone call Wednesday night to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who pledged her support for workers fighting to save their collective bargaining rights.

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Mar 3, 2011

Cohen Announces Nationwide Day of Action April 4

The voice of the labor movement and its allies will roar louder than ever on April 4, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when "it will not be business as usual at workplaces and communities across this nation," CWA President Larry Cohen said Wednesday.

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Mar 3, 2011

What Can I Do Right Now?

Planning for April 4 events is essential, but there are other ways you can support the workers' rights battle immediately, no matter where you live.

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Mar 3, 2011

Workers Stand Strong as Ohio Senate Guts Public Sector Bargaining

The Ohio Senate this week approved Gov. John Kasich's union-busting bill, but the 17-16 vote in the heavy Republican chamber was closer than expected before the rallies and protests that drew tens of thousands of workers to the capitol and to events across the state.

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Mar 3, 2011

Third Poll Again Shows Overwhelming Support for Bargaining Rights

A third major poll on workers' rights confirms the results of two others in the past week: By a two-to-one margin, Americans support collective bargaining for public employees and oppose the kind of union-busting legislation that has sparked nationwide protests

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Feb 25, 2011

Cohen: ‘This is the Dawn of a New Movement, This is an Awakening’

CWA's first-ever national "Town Hall" phone call drew more than 5,000 participants Wednesday night, as local stewards and officers discussed the high-stakes battles that their governors and legislatures are waging against unions and all working families.

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Feb 25, 2011

Don’t Miss Next Week’s Town Hall Phone Call

CWA will be hosting a second nationwide phone call at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, March 2.

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Feb 25, 2011

Protests Sweep Nation; Poll Shows Americans Support Public Unions

What began in Wisconsin and Ohio is spreading like wildfire across the United States, with huge pro-worker rallies in cities nationwide and a new poll showing Americans strongly support collective bargaining rights for public employees.

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