Jan 22, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Jan. 22, 2015

CWA Speaks Out Against Obama's SOTU Trade Agenda; Guild Creates 'Larry Cohen Movement-Building Award'; Activists Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United with Rallies across the Nation; TNG-CWA Delegates Vote for Historic Name Change, Elect Officers at Biennial Conference; Poll: Americans Demand Fair Trade; and more.

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Jan 22, 2015

CWA Speaks Out Against Obama’s SOTU Trade Agenda

CWA has supported the president in initiatives throughout his presidency. However, we cannot stand with the president in his alliance with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable to send more U.S. jobs offshore, undermine U.S. communities and weaken U.S. sovereignty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has much more to do with protecting the investment of multinational corporations and maneuvering around China than lowering trade barriers.

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Jan 22, 2015

Guild Creates ‘Larry Cohen Movement-Building Award’

The NewsGuild-CWA, at its Biennial meeting in Orlando, FL last week, surprised President Larry Cohen with the creation of a movement building award in his name as he met with Guild activists. The award will be presented to a Guild member or local staffer every other year at The NewsGuild-CWA conference.

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Jan 22, 2015

Activists Mark the Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United with Rallies across the Nation

The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United decision five years ago on Wednesday turned our political system upside down, elevating money from corporations and the wealthiest individuals above the voices of ordinary citizens.

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Jan 22, 2015

TNG-CWA Delegates Vote for Historic Name Change, Elect Officers at Biennial Conference

TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer was re-elected to a third term last week, but he won't be known as president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

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Jan 22, 2015

Poll: Americans Demand Fair Trade

A new survey of likely 2016 voters found that Americans want open-door trade talks that advance stronger protections for our economy and environment.

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Jan 22, 2015

CBTU Resolution Supports President Cohen, Rebuts Anonymous White House Smear

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is rejecting criticism of CWA President Larry Cohen leveled by an unnamed "U.S. trade official."

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Jan 22, 2015

Spreading the Word on Fast Track and TPP

CWA President Larry Cohen and CWA members speak out on Fast Track and TPP.

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Jan 22, 2015

How We’re Winning the Fast Track Fight

CWA and coalition members are fighting back against Fast Track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is how we'll stop Fast Track.

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Jan 22, 2015

Keeping the Dream Alive!

CWA members across the country celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Jan 22, 2015

Walter Andrews, Retired CWA Local 3204 President, Honored for Lifetime of Labor Work

The AFL-CIO honored retired Local 3204 President Walter Andrews with its Eyes on the Prize award for his labor work at its 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.

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Jan 22, 2015

You Really Don’t Want to Miss CWA’s Monthly Town Hall Calls

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sister Simone Campbell from Nuns on the Bus, Sierra Club's Michael Brune, Rev. William Barber. What do they have in common?

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Jan 15, 2015

CWA e-Newsletter: Jan. 15, 2015

Bad Trade Deals Push Migration to the U.S.; Stopping Another Corporate Power Grab; Silver Airways Flight Attendants Join AFA-CWA; Strike Strong as Cold Sets In; With St. Thomas, CWA Now Represents 100% of AT&T Retail Store Workers; Moral Monday Heads to New York; and more.

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Jan 15, 2015

Bad Trade Deals Push Migration to the U.S.

There is good reason some have called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "NAFTA on steroids."

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Jan 15, 2015

Stopping Another Corporate Power Grab

The fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision is quickly approaching. Join CWA and allies to rally against big money corrupting our politics.

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Jan 15, 2015

Silver Airways Flight Attendants Join AFA-CWA

Silver Airways Flight Attendants have voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) for representation and a strong, united voice in the workplace.

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Jan 15, 2015

Strike Strong as Cold Sets In

Sub-zero temperatures cant - and won't - break FairPoint strikers across Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

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Jan 15, 2015

With St. Thomas, CWA Now Represents 100% of AT&T Retail Store Workers

19 AT&T Retail Store workers in St. Thomas have now gained recognition to be represented by Local 3010. Conducted under the AT&T card check agreement in late December, the victory means CWA now represents 100% of the retail stores workers in the USA, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Jan 15, 2015

Moral Monday Heads to New York

Rev. William Barber's Moral Monday protest traveled to New York this week to spotlight Gov. Andrew Cuomo's attack on teachers.

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Jan 15, 2015

CWA Telephone Town Hall Call Tonight!

Join us tonight for the CWA town hall call, starting at 7:30 pm ET. The call will last half an hour. Find out how you can listen online at cwa-union.org/cwacall.

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