Aug 7, 2014
CWA Local 1103 members are making the connection between how CWAers get good contracts and what happens in our elections.
Members of CWA Locals 1103 and 1120, SEIU, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21, UFCW and the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation protest the TPP trade deal and to support Sean Eldridge, candidate for Congress.
Below: Wendy Davis (center), candidate for Texas governor, meets with members of IUE-CWA Local 56782 at their union picnic this past weekend.
At a countdown-to-contract meeting, Verizon CWA activists talked about what was needed to change the state legislature to ensure that telecom measures that help protect good jobs can make it through the state Senate.
"Leadership of the NYS Senate will come down to one or two seats, with one of those seats located right here in our jurisdiction. We need to get involved in these elections if we want a fighting chance to pass legislation to protect our jobs," said Joe Mayhew, NYS legislative-political coordinator and Local 1103 secretary-treasurer. The local is asking members to contribute four hours of time during election season to help support pro-worker candidates and is holding Political Action Fund (PAF) drives at every work location.