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Jan 19, 2023 - AFA-CWA Activists Visit New Congress and other news

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Organizing Update

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A supermajority of workers at Threespot, a progressive digital advertising agency, signed authorization cards in favor of forming a union with CWA. The workers, who organized with CODE-CWA, will join CWA Local 2336 in Washington, D.C. Their win reflects the growing trend of tech workers interested in the power of collective bargaining.


Yulista Support Services

Aircraft mechanics at Yulista Support Services, a firm serving military customers in the aerospace and defense industry across the globe, have voted to join IUE-CWA Local 83226. The workers, who are employed at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City, N.C., are joining a larger group of workers on the base who organized to join the union in 2019.

Bargaining Update

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Silver Airways

AFA-CWA Flight Attendants at Silver Airways voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract that raises wages and per diem, establishes a minimum pay policy for days on which Flight Attendants fly, and more improvements. Founded in 2010 from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, the independent regional airline operates flights between gateways in the Bahamas, Florida, and the Southeastern United States.

Worker Power Update

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AFA-CWA Activists Meet with the New Congress

AFA-CWA activists visited Capitol Hill last week to meet members-elect to brief them on Flight Attendant issues. During their meetings, the activists discussed the union’s several priorities for the new Congress, including the upcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill, stopping disruptive passenger incidents with a banned passenger list, improving cabin air quality, updating evacuation standards for certifying cabin configurations and proper staffing, and establishing cabin temperature standards.

AFA House Lobbying Visit
AFA-CWA activists visited Capitol Hill last week to meet members-elect to discuss the union’s priorities for the new Congress.

CWAers Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Every year, CWAers across the country celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor his legacy. This year, CWA members and leaders, including IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew and District 4 Vice President Linda L. Hinton, attended the 2023 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference. The conference brought together organizers, activists, and leaders for a series of timely and important discussions on the labor movement’s pivotal role in protecting and strengthening our democracy and how we can make life better for workers across America.

CWA Public, Healthcare and Education Sector Vice President Margaret Cook attended United Campus Workers-CWA Local 3865’s MLK Day celebration in Knoxville, Tenn. The event featured AFA International Vice President Keturah Johnson as the keynote speaker.

In a video message, AFA International Secretary-Treasurer Dante Harris reflected on King’s legacy. "Today we honor a great leader, a pioneer for diversity, and an advocate for labor,” he said.