I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of CWA 3607. Supporting your Union takes dedication, time, effort, sacrifice and understanding. For the past year and a half I have seen the fruits of our labor. We are impacting the community, our workplace, and our standard of living in a positive way. I want to ensure that we keep this esteem and I encourage each person to continue in our efforts to make a difference. There are a number of things members can do to make CWA even stronger than it is today. Participating in your local union initiatives, solidarity, and educating potential members and the public about our union are direct ways we can support OUR union.

As we reflect over the history of the labor movement we see that we, the people, are the backbone. We know all too well the sacrifices that have been made to get our fair share from greedy corporations. Companies have become more brazen with their disregard for the front line workers. Unfortunately, the residuals of an unstable economy, the hard truth of capitalist strategy, laws protecting companies and not people, unfair labor practices and so many more elements have taken a toll on the masses. We are facing an all-time high with the gap in wealth and it equates to a gap in union presence.

Now is the time! I call all my brothers and sisters to action. Make sure that we carry the torch that has been lit to ensure that not only us, but our children have a chance to live a comfortable life. It’s time we become aware of what’s at stake and fight for a future that still values the true American Dream.

This may not be an exactly feel good message but it is a message that I hope you hear loud and clear! Don’t fight, Don’t Cry!

Stay C.W.A. Strong

In Unity,

Rodney Hughes
President Local 3607

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