Leaders and activists from CWA Local 1123 have helped build a community coalition, the Alliance for Reliable, Competitive High speed internet (ARCH), to press for the expansion of high speed broadband and policies that support consumers and economic growth in the Syracuse area.
Elected leaders in the coalition include Mayor Stephanie Miner, State Senator Dave Valesky and U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, as well as representatives from the business community. Read more here.
The coalition is holding educational briefings and has been focusing on the lack of fiber optic broadband service in the area, with the goal of gaining Verizon FiOS in Syracuse.
TU activists, joined by members of CWA Locals 7800, 7803 and AFA-CWA lead the labor delegation in the Seattle Pride Parade, marching directly behind banners for T-Mobile US, one of the main sponsors of the event.
TU and CWAers were joined by students from United Students Against Sweatshops and other allies in raising a loud and proud message of justice. Over the past decade, T-Mobile has conducted a campaign of harassment, intimidation and illegal actions against workers who want a union voice.