Oct 17, 2013
CWA members at CenturyLink (LegacyQwest) in D7 will vote on a new tentative agreement reached last week. A majority of the CWA bargaining committee is recommending ratification. For voting information and details on the tentative contract, go to cwadistrict7.org. The results must be provided to the District 7 office by locals no later than 4:30 MST, Oct. 25.
Members of Peoria Unit 86 of the United Media Guild approved a three-year contract extension -- with no concessions -- covering editorial and outside circulation employees at the Peoria Star-Journal. It includes digital training for all members and protection of copy-desk jobs. The United Media Guild represents journalists, media workers and activists in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana and Tennessee plus journalists at Truthout, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary on a daily basis.
In New Jersey, the Hamilton township council unanimously approved a new contract with pay increases for the members CWA Local 1032. Read more here.
CWA Verizon West members from across southern California rallied in Long Beach to support the fight for a fair contract. About 4,500 Verizon West CWAers are working without a contract and are fighting back against Verizon's demands for givebacks.
Members of CWA Local 6171 in San Angelo, Tex., are protesting Verizon's plans to cut jobs at its Livesource wireless directory assistance operation.
In D6, CWA bargainers reached a tentative agreement covering workers at Verizon Enterprise Delivery. The four year contract provides for a wage increase and a ratification bonus. More information is available here.