Dec 18, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin's Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality; Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees; NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations' Stalling Tactics in Union Elections; NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers' Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace; Not So Fast, Christie!; Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement; and more.

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Dec 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin’s Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality

In 40 years of making laws in the nation's capital - 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 in the U.S. Senate, Tom Harkin (D-IA) has fought to give the little guy "a leg up on the economic ladder of success," with some failures but many, many successes, including leading the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), spoke movingly about what drove him all these years.

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Dec 18, 2014

Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees

In its final days, the United States Senate wrapped up a session marked by obstruction and gridlock by confirming scores of critical judicial and executive nominations.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The National Labor Relations Board upheld some modest changes in the union representation election process intended to simplify the process and minimize delay.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The NLRB ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues in a case involving TNG-CWA members, who are American Sign Language interpreters at Purple Communications.

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Dec 18, 2014

Not So Fast, Christie!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't getting away with his pension fund grab.

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Dec 18, 2014

Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement

Last week, organizations signed a letter warning President Obama that the TPP directly undermines the sustainability of U.S. health programs.

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Dec 18, 2014

Standing Strong Against FairPoint

This week "Elves Union Local 1" from Ellsworth traveled to Bangor, Maine, to spread holiday cheer and help striking workers at FairPoint Communications in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

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Dec 18, 2014

Fighting Back Against Predatory Lenders

CWA Human Rights activists are joining with our Democracy Initiative partners to fight back against the predatory practices of the big banks, particularly payday lending schemes.

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Dec 18, 2014

Bargaining Update

FMetroPCS/T-Mobile retail workers ratify their first contract and Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants ratify a new contract.

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Dec 18, 2014

Organizing Update

Technical and production workers at WXXI-TV petitioned the National Labor Relations Board last week seeking collective bargaining rights through representation by NABET-CWA.

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Dec 18, 2014

CWA Telephone Town Hall Call TONIGHT

You won't want to miss tonight's town hall call, starting at 7:30 pm ET. The call will last half an hour.

If you haven't pre-registered for the call, you can listen online at cwa-union.org/cwalisten.

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Dec 11, 2014

CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 11, 2014

Judge Finds Cablevision and CEO Dolan Guilty of Illegal Actions; T-Mobile Workers' Message Resonates at Global Union World Meeting; Congress Set to Cave in to Even More Big Money in Politics; Organizing Update; Help Striking FairPoint Families This Holiday Season; Protests Beset TPP Negotiations; CWA Commends Confirmation of Lauren McFerran to NLRB; and more.

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Dec 11, 2014

Judge Finds Cablevision and CEO Dolan Guilty of Illegal Actions

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late last week that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan broke multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing.

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Dec 11, 2014

T-Mobile Workers’ Message Resonates at Global Union World Meeting

The struggle by T-Mobile US workers for a voice in the workplace found strong support among delegates to the UNI World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, this week, CWA President Larry Cohen said.

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Dec 11, 2014

Congress Set to Cave in to Even More Big Money in Politics

CWA issued this statement on the CROmnibus spending bill being considered by the House and Senate.

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Dec 11, 2014

Organizing Update

Verizon Wireless retail store workers vote CWA in Massachusetts and NABET-CWA wins NLRB election for workers in Congress.

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Dec 11, 2014

Help Striking FairPoint Families This Holiday Season

Soon, 1,800 CWA and IBEW members will be entering the ninth week of their strike at FairPoint Communications locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Let's make sure these valiant union members, who had the courage to strike, can provide for their families this holiday season.

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Dec 11, 2014

Protests Beset TPP Negotiations

CWAers joined hundreds of activists from labor, environmental, consumer, human rights, public health, Internet freedom, faith and family farm groups in a week of protests outside the office of the United States Trade Representative against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal under negotiation inside.

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Dec 11, 2014

CWA Commends Confirmation of Lauren McFerran to NLRB

The Senate voted 54-40 Monday night to confirm Lauren McFerran as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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