Jul 30, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: July 30, 2015

Standing Up to Verizon; Bargaining Update; AFL-CIO Installs President Shelton on Executive Council; Five Presidential Candidates Meet with AFL-CIO Leaders; and more.

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Jul 30, 2015

Standing Up to Verizon

At midnight on Saturday evening, Aug., 1, contracts covering 29,000 CWAers and another 10,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers expire, along with the contract covering about 80 Verizon Wireless technicians in District 1.

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Jul 30, 2015

Bargaining Update

Mobilization heats up in telecom and airlines. ROC workers ratify a new 3-year contract.

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Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO Installs President Shelton on Executive Council

CWA President Chris Shelton has been installed as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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Jul 30, 2015

Five Presidential Candidates Meet with AFL-CIO Leaders

The AFL-CIO Executive Council met with five announced candidates for the Presidency of the U.S., four Democrats and one Republican.

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Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO: The Fight for Better Trade Policy Isn’t Over

In a resolution adopted by the Executive Council, the AFL-CIO called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "unacceptable" and said that, in its current form, the deal "will irreparably harm the American economy and its working families."

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Jul 30, 2015

State Department Raises Malaysia’s Status on Human Rights, Despite Country’s Horrific Record

Despite acknowledging that Malaysia continues to violate international human trafficking laws, the U.S. State Department upgraded the country from the ranks of the world's worst human rights offenders, making the country eligible to participate in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Jul 30, 2015

FCC Unanimously Approves AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved the merger of AT&T and DirecTV.

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Jul 30, 2015

Sign Our T-Mobile Petition by Aug. 1

Just two days left! Thousands of CWA members and supporters continue to sign onto the petition urging Germany's parliament to use its shareholder power to investigate labor rights violations at T-Mobile US.

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Jul 30, 2015

Organizing Update

Workers in New York City, online writers and staff members of The Guardian US, and Arizona's Cricket retail stores vote to join CWA.

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Jul 30, 2015

Join America’s Journey for Justice

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, activists will begin a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to our nation's Capitol.

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Jul 30, 2015

Poll Shows Strong Support for Albuquerque Fair Workweek Act

Today the Fair Workweek ABQ campaign released poll results that demonstrate overwhelming support among Albuquerque voters for the proposed Fair Workweek Act.

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Jul 30, 2015

Activists Rally to ‘Protect, Improve, Expand’ Medicare

Thousands of CWAers, labor and other progressive activists rallied across the country in a National Day of Action celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a law that has improved the lives of millions, especially of the elderly.

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Jul 30, 2015

CWA Next Generation Partners with Jobs with Justice on Student Loan Debt

CWA's Next Generation and Jobs with Justice have created a partnership to help families dealing with student loan debt.

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Jul 23, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: July 23, 2015

Bargaining Update - NBC, Verizon and AT&T; Malaysia's Failure to Act on Human Trafficking Shouldn't Be Rewarded with Trade Benefits; Flight Attendants Take on Fight Against Human Trafficking; President Shelton Talks Bargaining at the White House; and more.

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Jul 23, 2015

Bargaining Update

NABET-CWA reaches tentative agreement with NBC, Verizon rally this weekend, AT&T Southeast contracts expire Aug. 8.

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Jul 23, 2015

Malaysia’s Failure to Act on Human Trafficking Shouldn’t Be Rewarded with Trade Benefits

In a strongly worded letter, 160 members of Congress have urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to upgrade Malaysia's ranking in the U.S. State Department's annual "Trafficking in Persons" report.

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Jul 23, 2015

Flight Attendants Take on Fight Against Human Trafficking

AFA-CWA is mobilizing the aviation industry in the fight against human trafficking.

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Jul 23, 2015

President Shelton Talks Bargaining at the White House

CWA President Chris Shelton and other union leaders met with President Obama at the White House last week.

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Jul 23, 2015

AT&T-DirecTV Merger Nearing Full Regulatory Approval

This week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said he will recommend that the Commission approve the merger of AT&T and DirecTV.

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