CWAers Successfully Defeat Two Anti-Worker Ballot Initiatives in Phoenix


CWA members and retirees in Phoenix joined weekly phone banks along with other labor and community groups to help defeat two citywide ballot initiatives. One of the initiatives would have stopped any new light rail construction and placed a ban in the City Charter on rail-based mass transit, while the other would have frozen any new salary negotiations, new hires, or any new initiatives unless the city public employee pension system reached an astronomical liability percent.