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December 2, 2021

University of Toledo

Workers at the University of Toledo, members of CWA Local 4319, have successfully ratified a new three-year contract. The new contract covers approximately 350 employees who provide clerical, maintenance, and custodial services primarily on University of Toledo's Main Campus and includes a 2% wage increase each year. The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2021, and will run through Dec. 31, 2023.


American Red Cross

Blood services workers at the American Red Cross (ARC) have been mobilizing for months for a fair contract. Recently, the coalition of unions representing workers at ARC released a series of digital advertisements to build public support and put pressure on management to reach an agreement. The workers are preparing to take further action if management continues to fail to meet their demands on healthcare benefits, adequate staffing, safe working conditions, and other issues currently on the bargaining table. CWA represents hundreds of mobile and fixed site blood collection staff and laboratory technicians in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York, who are responsible for drawing blood from patients and donors, coordinating donor drives, diagnostic blood manufacturing, and more.


Frontier Communications

CWA Local 1298 members picketed outside of Frontier Communications’ headquarters in Norwalk, Conn., for a fair contract.

The week before the Thanksgiving holiday, Frontier workers in California participated in an online mobilization to determine who has been the “biggest turkey” in Frontier management. First place went to Nick Jeffery, President & CEO; John Richards, MGR & Field Labor Relations, came in second; and Alan Gardner, EVP & Chief People Officer, placed third. Instead of giving the 2,000 workers the respect and contract they deserve, the company is attempting to decrease the 401K company match, reduce retirement benefits, force workers to accept an insulting wage increase, and contract out more California work.

Frontier workers in Connecticut have also been ramping up their bargaining mobilization. Earlier this month, CWA Local 1298 in Norwalk, Conn., organized an action in front of Frontier Communications’ headquarters to demand a fair contract.


Middlesex County Board of Social Services

Earlier this month, workers at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, CWA Local 1032, delivered a petition to management signed by over 91% of the workers demanding a fair union contract. The workers are united and determined to keep fighting for respect and a voice on the job through a fair union contract.

Workers at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, CWA Local 1032, delivered a petition demanding a fair union contract.


Unidxs Por La Causa

Workers at Unidxs Por La Causa, CWA Local 7901, have created a petition asking community members to demand accountability and an end to union-busting at Causa Oregon. The workers won recognition as part of CWA Local 7901 in March, 2020, and are trying to bargain a first contract with raises for all workers, but management has brought in union-busting attorneys who have stalled progress. The workers will continue to build solidarity with the community they advocate for and fight for a contract that everyone will be proud of.