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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Jul 17, 2014

VW Workers in Chattanooga Get Their Union

Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., are joining UAW Local 42.

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Jul 17, 2014

Movement Building: Pride@Work Wants T-Mobile to Stop Violating Workers Rights

You're not fooling anyone, T-Mobile US, says Pride@Work, an advocacy group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Labor and Allies.

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Jul 10, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: July 10, 2014

North Carolina Pre-season Political Boot Camp; Reid Vows Senate Rule Revisions to End Gridlock; House Members Push Back Against TPP Negotiators Gutting "Buy American" Policies; House Members Demand the Truth on Trade Data; T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster; Union, Community Allies Support SuperShuttle Drivers; and more.

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Jul 10, 2014

North Carolina Pre-season Political Boot Camp

As the 2014 midterm elections loom large, members from 16 CWA locals in North Carolina gathered in Charlotte this week to participate in an intensive one-day political training boot camp to prepare.

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Jul 10, 2014

Democracy Update

The Senate moved closer to a vote on getting big money out of politics this week as the full Senate Judiciary Committee approved S.J. Res. 19.

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Jul 10, 2014

Reid Vows Senate Rule Revisions to End Gridlock

Despite a little progress in recent months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the United States Senate remains dysfunctional, as Republicans still engage in "obstruction for obstruction's sake" to thwart President Obama's appointments.

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Jul 10, 2014

House Members Push Back Against TPP Negotiators Gutting “Buy American” Policies

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) is focusing attention on another sneaky provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with negotiations again underway in Ottawa, Canada. This time, negotiators are looking to nullify the "Buy American" and "Buy Local" policies meant to create and keep jobs in the U.S.

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Jul 10, 2014

House Members Demand the Truth on Trade Data

Four Members of Congress today demanded the United States Trade Representative stop trying to snow the American people and Congress with skewed statistics as he attempts to rationalize a new job-killing international trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Jul 10, 2014

T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster

There are two sides to T-Mobile.

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Jul 10, 2014

Union, Community Allies Support SuperShuttle Drivers

SuperShuttle drivers, members of CWA Local 7777, recently launched a series of public demonstrations to raise awareness about the company's unmerited proposal to cut their pay by 30 percent.

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