Apr 17, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Apr. 17, 2014

Kaplan ESL Teachers Approve First Contract; NY Governor Signs National Popular Vote Bill; CEO Pay Is Out Of Control; Movement Building; Guild Members Shine As Winners of 2014 Pulitzers; CWA Tele Town Hall Call TONIGHT!; Apply For Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship; Round Up

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Apr 17, 2014

Kaplan ESL Teachers Approve First Contract

Teachers at Kaplan International Centers, who teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and are members of TNG-CWA Local 31003, voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to ratify a first contract that would provide raises, workplace protections and a voice on the job.

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Apr 17, 2014

NY Governor Signs National Popular Vote Bill

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed the National Popular Vote bill, which would award the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes.

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Apr 17, 2014

CEO Pay Is Out Of Control

American CEOs pocketed, on average, $11.7 million in 2013. Compare that to what an average worker earned: $35,293. That means CEOs were paid 331 times as much as an average worker.

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Apr 17, 2014

Movement Building

Kansas Community Partnership Working for Change. Sunflower Community Action, a CWA partner and the Kansas affiliate of National People's Action, recognized CWA for "exemplary commitment to the pursuit of justice, equality and the changing of lives," at a recent award event.

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Apr 17, 2014

Guild Members Shine As Winners of 2014 Pulitzers

More than half of the Pulitzer Prizes went to journalists in TNG-CWA represented newsrooms.

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Apr 17, 2014

CWA Tele Town Hall Call TONIGHT!

Tonight’s CWA Town Hall Call starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Apr 17, 2014

Apply For Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship

Empire State College of the State University of New York is now accepting applications for the Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Apr 17, 2014

Round Up

Check out "The Future of Work in America: Policies to Empower American Workers and Secure Economic Prosperity for All."

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Apr 10, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Apr. 10, 2014

NLRB Takes 'Extraordinary Action' to Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US; Money in Politics Update; Fast for Families Ends National Tour with Call for Immigration Reform; Bargaining Update; Organizing Update; Equal Pay For Equal Work; Missouri 'Right-To-Work' Vote Fails on Second Vote; Apply For Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship; Movement Building; People To Follow; and more.

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Apr 10, 2014

NLRB Takes ‘Extraordinary Action’ to Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US

In an extraordinary decision, the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has moved to consolidate recent unfair labor practice complaints that have been brought against T-Mobile US. The telecommunications company has been cited for its relentless and escalating attempts over the past 10 years to stop workers from obtaining union representation.

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Apr 10, 2014

Money in Politics Update

CWAers across the country took to the streets as the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 McCutcheon v. FEC decision was announced, throwing out aggregate contribution limits and allowing an individual super-wealthy donor to inject up to $3.6 million into our politics.

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Apr 10, 2014

Fast for Families Ends National Tour with Call for Immigration Reform

The Fast for Families Across America nationwide bus tour ended on Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where thousands of activists protested, prayed and pledged to keep up the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Apr 10, 2014

Bargaining Update

Substitute teachers in the Santa Ana Unified School District, NBC Universal, Frontier West Virginia, TNG-CWA Local 39521, The Daily Beast, and TNG-CWA Local 38010.

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Apr 10, 2014

Organizing Update

AT&T Mobility Network employees in Oregon now have CWA representation.

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Apr 10, 2014

Next CWA Telephone Town Hall is Apr. 17

Don’t miss next week’s town hall call, on Thursday, Apr. 17, starting at 7:30 pm ET. The call will last half an hour.

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Apr 10, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

April 8 was Pay Equity Day, which marked the number of extra days in 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013.

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Apr 10, 2014

Missouri ‘Right-To-Work’ Vote Fails on Second Vote

So-called "right to work" legislation stalled in the Missouri House on Wednesday when extremists failed to get the 82 votes they needed to advance the bill to the Senate.

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Apr 10, 2014

Movement Building

CWA Local 3181 members were recognized by the United Way of Palm Beach County, Fla., for their volunteer efforts in 2013.

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Apr 10, 2014

People To Follow

Stay up to date on what our Democracy Initiative partners are doing around the country by following these groups on Twitter.

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