Today, October 7th, the Polls Open for Early Voting

Courtesy of CWA District 4 FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT – Ohio And we’re off. One month to go and it’s time for Battleground Bulletin! District 4 members are out in the field as the final October push began in Ohio last week on behalf of Labor-endorsed candidates. CWA wants to remind you that you will make the difference in the Battleground States of Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. You can depend on each new Battleground Bulletin! to keep you up […]

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Trustees approve 3-year agreement with CWA membership

Courtesy of UT Office of University Communications, By Jonathan Strunk : July 25th, 2014 The University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees approved today a three-year contract with the Communication Workers of America Local 4319. CWA members voted to approve the deal by a wide margin on July 11. “This three-year agreement between CWA and UT embodies the philosophy of the positive, collaborative relationship that the new administration is committed to,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, UT’s interim president. The term of the […]

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The History of Labor Day

courtesy of The Daily Journal Online While most holidays are a chance for workers to take time off to remember veterans, the founding of our country, or seasonal remembrances, Labor Day is a day to celebrate us … the workers. But how did Labor Day come to be? Who were the thinkers behind the movement? According to the United State Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated […]

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The Journal Newsletter August 2014

CWA Local 4319 to see the latest news in our local community. We are excited to have gone digital with The Journal Newsletter and trust you will enjoy being able to access our newsletter any time you want on our website. You can read it online, or download and print to read later.  Use the SUBSCRIBE form to receive The Journal directly to your email. We publish bi-monthly, and our target dates for future issues are for the first weeks of June, […]

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Edna Nominations Due by August 28

The deadline for nominations for the Berger-Marks Foundation’s annual Edna Award is August 28. The $10,000 award recognizes young women making a mark in labor, women’s and other social justice movements. The award is named after Edna Berger, a pioneer for women’s rights who rose from a receptionist at the Philadelphia Inquirer to become a writer, editor and the first woman organizer for The Newspaper Guild-CWA. The foundation is named for Berger and her husband, “Tin Pan Alley” composer Gerald […]

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Join Us for Labor Blood Month

The American Red Cross and the United Labor Committee have joined forces to help those in need by declaring August as LABOR BLOOD MONTH All donors will receive a labor blood donor T Shirt and donors are provided with refreshing Root beer floats. All drives are open to the public. August 5th 2014.10am-4pm Devillbiss High School Cafteria, 1381 Upton Ave Toledo, Ohio 43613. Hosted by AFSCME TPS Locals – 272, 349, 2174, 2853 and 840 August 12, 2014. 10am-4pm Hosted […]

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T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster

Courtesy of Communication Workers of America | July 10, 2014: T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster There are two sides to T-Mobile. On one side in Germany, it’s the American subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, a German communications company that respects its workers and has enshrined collective bargaining rights in its social charter. Deutsche Telekom has endorsed the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also commonly known as the “Ruggie Principles.” On the other side in the United States, […]

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Minutes: May 2014 District 4 OSH Conference Call

Jul 13, 2014 Courtesty of : CWA-UNION.ORG CWA District 4 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call Conducted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (*) Participants- TravisYoung, President, CWA Local 4217 Erika White, Vice President, CWA Local 4319 Jay Walther, President, CWA Local 4320 Dan Frazier, President; Pete Houvouras, Secretary-Treasurer; and Dave Murray, Vice President, CWA Local 4322 Doug Biedenbach, President, CWA Local 4324 Gary Kundrat, CWA Local 4340 Mike Kudlewski, CWA Local 4603 Jason Creager and Joe […]

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Looking for Union Organizer’s in the Midwest

Courtesy of Service Employees International Union, CTW, CLC on June 26, 2014 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is hiring in multiple cities in the Mid-West and wants the labor community to be aware of these job opportunities.  We offer full time salaried positions with excellent benefits. The deadline to apply for the position below is July 4. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Position: Union Organizer Locations:  Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  […]

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