CWA state workers in the executive branch in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to finance a constitutional amendment campaign to secure public workers' pensions and hold elected officials accountable.
More than 500 CWA N.J. shop stewards and activists met for a day of mobilization training on the campaign to win a ballot question for a constitutional amendment to require the State of New Jersey to make full payments into the pension system.
CWA retired and active members are pushing back against Nokia-Lucent's attempt to grab billions in pension assets from a plan covering retired CWA and IBEW members and transfer those funds to an underfunded management fund.
What an incredible night! Just one month ago, Senator Sanders trailed by double digits in Iowa polling. That picture has fundamentally changed. Sanders's message of restoring an America that works for all of us has been spreading throughout the country, engaging first time voters, young people, independents, even conservatives. New Hampshire is the next stop in a campaign that continues to energize millions of Americans.
New Jersey lawmakers have approved a resolution setting a referendum on the November 2016 that addresses funding of the state public pension system.
National Executive Officer Elections 2015 for the January 2016 to December 31, 2020 Term of Office.
CWA has filed for a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. The motion was filed Nov. 18 in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.
IUE-CWA has filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court charging General Motors with shortchanging more than 5,000 pre-age 65 retirees on their retiree medical coverage.
In keeping with the CWA Constitution we will be holding a separate special election for the President and Vice President for the combined RMC District 2-13. The District 2-13 President shall also serve as delegate to CWA Conventions during their term of office and the District 2-13 Vice Presidents shall serve as alternate to the CWA Conventions during their term of office.
Nominees and election logistics.
CWA and several other unions have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling that upheld more than $1.5 billion in state pension cuts made by Gov. Chris Christie.
Nominations and Elections of District/Sector Presidents and Vice President for the Retired Members Council will be held during the months of August, September and October, 2015.
Thousands of CWAers, labor and other progressive activists rallied across the country in a National Day of Action celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a law that has improved the lives of millions, especially of the elderly.
CWA members filled the halls of the New Jersey Statehouse this week, part of the Lobby Day for full pension funding.
It was typical Chris Christie bluster as the New Jersey governor held a town hall in Kenilworth, New Jersey, on March 31, 2015.
"Governor Christie, breaking his word! Breaking the law!"
First, two indictments and a plea agreement were unsealed in the "Bridgegate" scandal.
Retired members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186, lobbied for full funding of retiree pensions as they met with legislators at a Mini Lobby Day on March 25.
As Members of Congress return home for recess, they will be confronted with rallies and town hall meetings where constituents, CWAers and partners, have one message for them: Vote No on Fast Authority for trade deals.
A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care.
CWAers, including retirees, joined dozens at a U.S. Capitol rally last week to tell Tea Party Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare and to protect the programs from benefit cuts, privatization and being vouchered.
It's no surprise, but Gov. Chris Christie isn't great with money.