Feb 20, 2014
CWA Local 1103's Jon Edenholm, a Verizon worker, hosts a weekend WVKR radio show in Hudson Valley, N.Y. After learning more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a massive, secretive trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries – Edenholm decided to help out and get the word out about this bad trade deal. Using the material he received from his LPAT, he urged folks who listen to his station to call the CWA hotline 888-966-9836 and tell Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) and New York State Senator Terry Gipson to oppose fast track for the TPP.
CWA members from AT&T Mobility were out at the T-Mobile call center in Springfield, Mo., to show their support for workers' fight for a voice.
CWA members marched with UFCW and WESPAC members in support of the nine workers who were fired from Mrs. Green's Natural Market in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board charged Mrs. Green's with violating federal labor law by illegally interrogating and intimidating employees in the weeks leading up to their union election. The federal charges were settled in November, and Mrs. Green's agreed under federal order put up a poster, notifying employees of their basic rights that were protected under federal laws, in their store for 60-days. During that period, Mrs. Green's abruptly fired nine pro-union workers for "poor customer service." Read more over at UFCW Local 1500's website.
A year-and-a-half after voting overwhelmingly for Guild representation, teachers at Kaplan are still fighting for a contract that provides basic benefits to 90 percent of the workforce that is part-time. Management refuses to budge. Kaplan ESL instructors, backed by their students, say enough is enough!