Jul 24, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: July 24, 2014

Cohen to APWU Members: U.S. Mail Not for Sale; Cohen's Challenge: Look Beyond Reforming the Senate and Save Democracy Itself; President Signs Historic LGBT Executive Order; Art By, For and About the Common Man; National Women's Committee Report: Sexual Assault in the Military; Feeling Nostalgic? Join us for Throwback Thursdays!; Beirne Scholarship Winners; Bargaining Update; Money in Politics Update: November Ballot Initiative in California

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Jul 24, 2014

Cohen to APWU Members:  U.S. Mail Not for Sale

At the American Postal Workers Union convention in Chicago, CWA President Larry Cohen told 3,000 postal worker members and delegates that CWAers are standing strong in the fight to save the jobs of thousands of APWU members, and the Post Office as we know it.

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Jul 24, 2014

Cohen’s Challenge: Look Beyond Reforming the Senate and Save Democracy Itself

Eight months after the U.S. Senate changed its rules to enable more executive and judicial nominations to go forward, a new dysfunctional trick that has marooned over a hundred other nominations is the latest bar to progress.

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Jul 24, 2014

President Signs Historic LGBT Executive Order

President Obama signed an historic executive order Monday morning prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Jul 24, 2014

Art By, For and About the Common Man

Ron Carver tells the story of a critical juncture when CWA lent invaluable help in the efforts to reclaim the paintings of Ralph Fasanella for display in the public domain.

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Jul 24, 2014

National Women’s Committee Report: Sexual Assault in the Military

CWA's National Women's Committee is focusing attention on the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and calling on CWAers to take action now.

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Jul 24, 2014

Feeling Nostalgic? Join us for Throwback Thursdays!

We’ve got some great vintage photos to share with you each and every Thursday.

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Jul 24, 2014

Beirne Scholarship Winners

CWA established the Joe Beirne Foundation in October 1974 to honor CWA's founding president and his commitment to education. Today the foundation offers 15 partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for the upcoming academic year.

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Jul 24, 2014

Bargaining Update

Daily Beast members ratify contract, CenturyLink bargaining.

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Jul 24, 2014

Money in Politics Update: November Ballot Initiative in California

California voters will have the opportunity to vote on a November ballot question asking Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision and restore the right of Congress and the states to regulate political spending.

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Jul 17, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: July 17, 2014

Voting Rights Update: Judge Calls Out Florida Redistricting Conspiracy; Global Trade Deals Can No Longer Include Investor State Dispute Resolution; Heads Up: CWA's Telephone Town Hall is Tonight!; Movement Building: Iowa CWAers Join Community Group to Fight Corporate Polluters; Netroots Nation 2014; Detroit, Turn on the Water!; 50 Years Later, a Look Back at the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights; Bargaining Update; CWAer's Daughter Lifts Torch to Light the Way; VW Workers in Chattanooga Get Their Union; Movement Building: Pride@Work Wants T-Mobile to Stop Violating Workers Rights

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Jul 17, 2014

Voting Rights Update: Judge Calls Out Florida Redistricting Conspiracy

A Florida judge has thrown out the state's congressional redistricting map in a scathing decision that he said reveals a "secret, organized campaign" to create "a shadow redistricting process" that favors Republicans.

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Jul 17, 2014

Global Trade Deals Can No Longer Include Investor State Dispute Resolution

The U.S. could learn a thing or two from Germany. In that country, there is nearly universal opposition to Investor-State Dispute Settlement, the provision the U.S. is pushing for in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and a proposed deal with European nations.

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Jul 17, 2014

Heads Up CWA’s Telephone Town Hall is Tonight

You won't want to miss tonight's town hall call, starting at 7:30 pm ET. Tonight, two amazing activists from US Airways and American Airlines will talk about their 20-year effort to help win union representation at their airlines.

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Jul 17, 2014

Movement Building: Iowa CWAers Join Community Group to Fight Corporate Polluters

Iowa CWA leaders and activists joined members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) for workshops and discussions at the CCI annual convention, then capped things off with a direct action protest at the governor’s mansion.

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Jul 17, 2014

Netroots Nation 2014

There’s a lot going on at this year’s “Netroots Nation,” the annual conference that brings together progressive activists who are working on various issues to organize, strategize, build better coalitions and make progressive change happen.

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Jul 17, 2014

Detroit, Turn on the Water!

Tomorrow CWA activists will march with registered nurses, community leaders, clergy, labor unions, environmentalists and Netroots Nation participants to protest Detroit's program to cut off water to thousands of residents who aren't able to pay their bills.

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Jul 17, 2014

50 Years Later, a Look Back at the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights

Despite the ugliness much on display in the summer of 1964, the best of America's ideals was also fully on display. America's youth from all over the nation poured into Mississippi to win civil and human rights for African Americans in the Jim Crow South.

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Jul 17, 2014

Bargaining Update

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with more than 100 Cablevision workers in Brooklyn Monday night to support their fight for a fair contract.

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Jul 17, 2014

CWAer’s Daughter Lifts Torch to Light the Way

For Tamara Robinson, life as a labor activist started early. Born and raised in a union household, she remembers standing on a CWA picket line with her father and other telephone workers in 1989.

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