2018 Union Plus Scholarships Awarded

Union Plus has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students representing 32 unions, including six winners from CWA. Congratulations to the CWA winners! Anna Bryan of Kirkwood, Mo. Bryan, whose father, Bill Bryan, and mother, Kimberly Bell, are members of Newsguild-CWA Local 36047, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Benjamin Falcon of Corpus Christi, Texas. Falcon, whose father, Benjamin Falcon, Jr., is a member of CWA Local 6186, and whose mother, Jennifer Falcon, is a …

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N.M. Attorney General Reaffirms Public Sector Workers’ Rights

In the wake of the Janus decision, a right-wing attack on union fair share fees meant to make it more difficult for working people to defend themselves when corporations abuse their power, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued an advisory last week reaffirming public sector workers’ collective bargaining rights. The advisory emphasized that the only change under the Janus decision for New Mexico workers is that public employers may no longer deduct agency fees …

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CWAers Build Working Class Power at Human Rights Conference

CWA members from across the country gathered in New Orleans last week for the 2018 Civil and Human Rights Conference, presented by CWA’s Women’s Committee and Civil Rights and Equity Committee. The four-day conference focused on CWA’s efforts to make CWA STRONG by organizing and building working class power through local activism and mobilization, as well as CWA’s Fight Forward towards social and economic justice. CWAers heard from speakers including CWA President Chris Shelton; Secretary-Treasurer …

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Piedmont Airlines

The CWA Piedmont bargaining team met with the company and the mediator on August 8-10 in Washington, D.C., at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices. The next round of bargaining is scheduled for September 11-13 in Pittsburgh. Although there was a large gap between the proposals at the start, the bargaining team has made significant headway in closing the gap, presenting several options to narrow the gap and reach an agreement. But there is still …

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AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T

The CWA bargaining teams for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T will meet with AT&T on Monday, August 27th. The Union’s position remains unchanged: AT&T must stop its practice of offshoring and outsourcing work to the lowest bidder and decimating good jobs in our communities.

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CWAers Defeat Right-to-Work in Missouri!

CWA members and retirees in Missouri played a critical role in defeating Missouri’s Proposition A, a so-called “Right to Work” ballot initiative. Voters rejected the measure by a huge margin. CWA activists collected thousands of commitment cards against the measure, signed up new contributors to the CWA Political Action Fund, and turned out volunteers. They hand billed, phone banked, and canvassed daily in heat that was more than 95 degrees, completing more than 450 volunteer …

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Made in the USA

Did you know that for every $1 spent on American made goods, an additional $1.32 is Image result for union made in the usa invested in the U.S. economy? Buying union-made in the U.S.A. is an easy choice, but it does take extra time to check the label. Take the pledge this holiday season to take the extra effort. Because having each other’s back, especially around the holidays, is what being a union member is …

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Holiday Dining – Union Made

Don’t forget to Buy Union this Holiday Season and Year Round!   The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and dignity and respect for work. Holiday shopping traditionally …

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Union Made Beer?

The Holidays are near. Don’t forget to stock your parties with Union Made Beer! The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and dignity and respect for work. Holiday …

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What Is This Union Thing…

As we continue to grow our local, we are trying to discover reasons why we are not 100% organized in local 3607. Our local represents 803 employees thru all entities of AT&T, of those we have 588 Members and 215 non members. Because North Carolina is a Right To Work (for less) state, we have to represent all of AT&T’s employees, even if you don’t pay dues like the rest of us. The Education committee …

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