Jul 25, 2013
In Atlanta, members of CWA Local 3204 leaflet for fairness at AT&T Internet.
Below: CWA Local 3310 members in Louisville, Ky., hold a vigil for a fair contract.
- Today, Washington Post employees held an informational picket and rally outside the newspaper's headquarters to demand a fair contract. The current two-year agreement expires on July 26, and bargaining talks have started on everything from salary increases to job security to telecommuting. Learn more at http://www.postguild.org/.
- CWA members at AT&T Internet are working without a contract while bargaining continues. The contract covering 3,000 CWA technicians and call center members in 14 states expired July 13. More than 96 percent of voting members approved a strike authorization vote, and CWAers are determined to win a fair agreement. Last week, local members nationwide held information pickets with a message to AT&T: "Let's be Fair."
- Nearly 7,300 Kaleida Health workers – represented by CWA Local 1168, as well as SEIU and IUOE locals – have ratified a three-year agreement that includes improved wages, increased pension contributions and maintains current health care plans. Read more at The Buffalo News.
- Horizon Air Flight Attendants have ratified a new five-year agreement that contains pay increases, locks in benefits and improves scheduling rules for the over 500 workers. The contract, effective Aug. 4, also provides for greater flexibility and enhanced quality of life.
- Last weekend, CWA activists, union leaders and elected officials rallied in Palatine Park in Fairmont, W. Va., to support Frontier Communications employees' ongoing contract negotiations. The current contract, covering 1,600 workers, will expire on Aug. 2. Check out more rally photos at The Times West Virginian. This Saturday, CWA members and supporters will rally outside Frontier headquarters in Charleston. CWAers plan to show Frontier "the biggest rally it's ever seen," said Ken Williams, president of CWA Local 2001.
CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney rallies Frontier workers and supporters in Fairmont, W.Va.
Below: Activists attended the rally calling on Frontier to keep its promises to workers and West Virginia.