Aug 21, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Aug. 21, 2014

Super Shuttle Drivers Move Closer to Justice; Bargaining Update; Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson; Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger-Marks Award; UCLA Professor Fined $10,000 for Death of Lab Worker; Bay News Rising Trains Next Generation of Journalists; CWA, Allies Enlist State Legislators in Fight Against TPP

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Aug 21, 2014

SuperShuttle Drivers Move Closer to Justice

This week, a division of the National Labor Relations Board advised the Colorado regional office to order SuperShuttle to rescind the sham contract it imposed on the 100 drivers and restore their lost wages and benefits.

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Aug 21, 2014

Bargaining Update

Update on the illegal firings of eight workers in TNG-CWA Local 31003 at El Diario in New York.

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Aug 21, 2014

Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson

CWA Local 6355 President Bradley Harmon sent us this dispatch from Missouri.

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Aug 21, 2014

Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger Marks Award

In many workplaces today, it can take a lot of courage for a young woman to stand up for what's right. Do you know someone who has shown that kind of courage?

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Aug 21, 2014

UCLA Professor Fined $10,000 for Death of Lab Worker

In a case that has transfixed the scientific community and mobilized health and safety activists, UCLA professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors on criminal charges stemming from the 2008 laboratory fire that killed 23-year-old Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, a research assistant and UPTE-CWA Local 9119 member.

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Aug 21, 2014

Bay News Rising Trains Next Generation of Journalists

The Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521, is reaching out to the next generation of journalists to help them prepare for self-employment and arm them with the information they need to advocate for themselves and their fellow workers.

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Aug 21, 2014

CWA, Allies Enlist State Legislators in Fight Against TPP

CWA and allies held a training session in Minneapolis this week to spotlight how the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal threatens state initiatives and show state legislators what they can do about it.

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Aug 14, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Aug. 14, 2014

CWA Vice President Responds to Tragedy in Ferguson, MO; Cohen Brings Message of Solidarity to Bakery Workers Union; Opposition to TPP Grows Among Republicans; CWA Remembers Joe Beirne, Our Founding President, Who Died on Labor Day 40 Years Ago; Flash Protest In Support of T-Mobile US Workers; Move Over Shark Week, It's Shirk Week; New York Times Reporter James Risen Wins the Guild's Freedom Award; Students' Stories on Homelessness Win 2014 Barr Awards; Bargaining Update; Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger Marks Award

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Aug 14, 2014

CWA Vice President Responds to Tragedy in Ferguson, MO

CWA members live and work in every part of Missouri, including Ferguson. Our members will be there in the long struggle for social and economic justice and democracy.

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Aug 14, 2014

Cohen Brings Message of Solidarity to Bakery Workers Union

CWA President Larry Cohen joined the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union at their 39th Constitutional Convention this week, addressing delegates on fighting to secure our standard of living.

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Aug 14, 2014

Opposition to TPP Grows Among Republicans

Even as an overwhelming majority of the Democratic Caucus has left no doubt they staunchly oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently under negotiation, Congressional Republicans are also saying there are parts of the proposed deal that don't work for them, either.

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Aug 14, 2014

CWA Remembers Joe Beirne, Our Founding President, Who Died on Labor Day 40 Years Ago

Today, 40 years after CWA President Joe Beirne's death on Labor Day in 1974, we remember his lasting contribution to building CWA.

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Aug 14, 2014

Flash Protest In Support of T-Mobile US Workers

More than a hundred USAS activists held a flash mob at a T-Mobile store in Washington, DC, last weekend.

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Aug 14, 2014

Move Over Shark Week, It’s Shirk Week

The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" isn't half as terrifying as what's going on in New Jersey. Just in time for the weeklong celebration of the ocean's top predator, CWA released a "Shirk Week" video to take a bite out of Gov. Chris Christie's predatory plan to reform pensions.

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Aug 14, 2014

New York Times Reporter James Risen Wins the Guild’s Freedom Award

New York Times reporter James Risen has risked his own freedom to protect the principles that are essential for a truly free press. For that, the Newspaper Guild-CWA has named the embattled reporter a winner this year of the Herbert Block Freedom Award.

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Aug 14, 2014

Students’ Stories on Homelessness Win 2014 Barr Awards

Two student journalists who each wrote detailed, moving accounts of homelessness in their communities are the 2014 winners of TNG-CWA's David S. Barr Award.

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Aug 14, 2014

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from Wall Street Journal, Cincinnati Bell, and FairPoint Communications.

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Aug 7, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Aug. 7, 2014

Elections Matter; Locked Out Kellogg Workers to Return to Work; Judge Pressures Florida Lawmakers to Redraw Congressional Map; Bargaining Update; Black Lung Series Wins the Guild's Broun Award; Seeds of Border 'Humanitarian Crisis' Sown in Trade Deals; San Antonio Public Forum: How to Stop TPP's Attack on Texas' Jobs, Communities; Public Workers Team Up in Texas; Shared Services Agreements Make End Run Around FCC Rules; AFL-CIO: U.S. Trade Policies Leave Working People, Communities Behind; Movement Building Update; Political Action Update

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Aug 7, 2014

Elections Matter

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and President Larry Cohen talk about Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander’s plan to destroy the National Labor Relations Board.

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