Sep 25, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Sept. 25, 2014

A Message from CWA President Larry Cohen; President Cohen on the Ed Show; Young Katie Shannon Joins the Fight for Worker Rights; Dallas Morning News: Can Unions and Big Business Be Friends?; 'Hands off Social Security and Medicare!!'; The People's Climate March; Organizing Update

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Sep 25, 2014

A Message from CWA President Larry Cohen

After much thought, I have decided not to seek re-election next June as President of our union. I informed the Executive Board at our meeting Sept. 18. This is the tenth year I have been honored every day to serve as President of our union. I am proud of all of you and the work we have done together for decades.

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Sep 25, 2014

President Cohen on the Ed Show

CWA President Larry Cohen talked jobs and where things are headed for working families with MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

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Sep 25, 2014

Young Katie Shannon Joins the Fight for Worker Rights

Katie Shannon, though very young, is union to the bone. So you can imagine the poor girl’s confusion when confronted by an uncle who did not have health insurance.

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Sep 25, 2014

Dallas Morning News: Can Unions And Big Business Be Friends?

Mitchell Schnurman, a columnist for The Dallas Morning News, challenges the "conventional wisdom about unions and big business." On the heels of CWA's successful campaign to organize American Airlines' passenger service agents, Schnurman looks at AT&T's potential merger with Direct TV.

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Sep 25, 2014

Hands off Social Security and Medicare!

CWAers, including retirees, joined dozens at a U.S. Capitol rally last week to tell Tea Party Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare and to protect the programs from benefit cuts, privatization and being vouchered.

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Sep 25, 2014

The People’s Climate March

In the biggest single mobilization of climate activism in history, 400,000 people – including a strong contingent of CWAers – packed New York City streets for the People's Climate March.

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Sep 25, 2014

Organizing Update

In a National Labor Relations Board election, workers at the Monroe Free Library in Poughkeepsie, NY, voted 11 to 0 this week to become CWA Local 1120 members.

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Sep 18, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Sept. 18, 2014

Passenger Service Agents at US Airways/American Vote Big for CWA Representation; Justice at CNN after 11 Years; Elections Matter; CWA: AT&T/DIRECTV Merger Will Advance Broadband Buildout and Benefit Consumers, Workers; UMASS Report: T-Mobile Plays the Corporate Rating Scam; IUE-CWA Local 89119 Members Ratify New Five-Year Contract; Local 3179 Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract with City of Clearwater

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Sep 18, 2014

Passenger Service Agents at USAirways, American Vote Big for CWA Representation

In the biggest organizing victory in the South in decades, 9,000 American Airlines passenger service agents joined with their nearly 6,000 US Airways colleagues and overwhelmingly voted for a CWA voice at the merged airline.

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Sep 18, 2014

Justice at CNN after 11 Years

After 11 years, CNN employees finally have a measure of justice. The NLRB on Monday, Sept. 15, found "overwhelming" evidence of anti-union animus at the cable news giant and ordered it to "make whole" more than 300 employees who lost their jobs and the benefits of union representation in the wake of the company's phony reorganization scheme to get rid of unionized workers.

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Sep 18, 2014

Elections Matter: Republican Leaders Introduce Bill to Cripple the NLRB

Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) threw down the gauntlet to U.S. workers this week by introducing a bill to fundamentally alter the mission of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Sep 18, 2014

CWA: AT&T/DIRECTV Merger Will Advance Broadband Buildout and Benefit Consumers, Workers

The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs, the Communications Workers of America said in comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission. CWA urged the Commission to move forward expeditiously to approve the transaction.

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Sep 18, 2014

UMASS Report: T-Mobile Plays the Corporate Rating Scam

A new research report by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center is questioning the validity of popular corporate ratings systems in "The Corporate Rating Sham: The Case of T-Mobile."

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Sep 18, 2014

IUE-CWA Local 89119 Members Ratify New Five-Year Contract

In protracted negotiations that saw a final and best offer rejected by members and going to the brink of a strike, CWA Local 89119 members finally received an offer that they ratified this week.

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Sep 18, 2014

Local 3179 Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract with City of Clearwater

By a 10-1 margin, CWA Clearwater members have ratified a new contract to run from October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2017. It is the 15th collective bargaining agreement the members have reached with the City since 1976.

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Sep 11, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Sept. 11, 2014

Cablevision CEO Dolan Intimidates Workers in Sham Vote; Senate Republicans Block Final Vote on Constitutional Amendment to Get Money Out of Politics; Republican Senators Ambush NLRB Nominee at Confirmation Hearing; Risky Christie Investments Triggered Pension Shortfall and more.

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Sep 11, 2014

CWA Statement on Senate Vote on Democracy for All Amendment

It is distressing to see the polarization of the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Senate, on the critical issue of getting big money out of our politics.

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Sep 11, 2014

Cablevision CEO Dolan Intimidates Workers in Sham Vote

CWA members have rejected as illegal and a sham a vote conducted by a contractor hired by Cablevision management in Brooklyn this week.

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Sep 11, 2014

BREAKING: Senate Republicans Block Final Vote on Constitutional Amendment

A statement by Larry Cohen.

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