A local One-Touch, Make Ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky has been disastrous, with dangerous mistakes made by contractors. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
A nationwide OTMR policy would allow companies that want to add equipment to a utility pole to move existing equipment. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
CWA members are fighting hard to stop a dangerous Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that endangers workers and could send CWA members' work to unskilled, untrained, low-wage contractors.
CWAers, including nurses and supporters from upstate New York, participated in a Health Care Workers Lobby Day at the State Capitol urging elected officials to pass legislation for safe staffing ratios.
Ethelyne Dianna Brooks, EVP of CWA Local 6016, writes about how her daughter-in-law inspired her to work with her union to bring in a mobile clinic to screen members at her call center for breast cancer.