In a unique partnership between business and labor, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AT&T and Verizon have joined forces in opposition to the excise tax in the Senate version of the health care reform bill and of the provision that affects the Medicare Part D subsidy for prescription drug coverage.
December 1, 2009
Almost nine years ago, one of the first actions taken by the Bush administration was the repeal of a federal ergonomics standard issued just months earlier by the outgoing Clinton administration. Left in place, the OSHA standard, some 10 years in the making, could have prevented tens of millions of work-related injuries. Among those most vulnerable are CWA members in customer service, manufacturing, health care and related occupations.
October 14, 2009
Union members and community supporters opposed to the sale of Verizon's landlines to Frontier Communications took part in a grassroots lobby day on October 14 at the Capitol in Charleston to talk with their state legislators about the impact of the sale on the future of West Virginia. About 75 members from Communications Workers of America (CWA) local unions who work for Verizon or Frontier participated.