Walmart Needs to Show More Thanks for Its Workers

Courtesy of Huff Post Business Blog November 6, 2014 Thanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful for, at least when it comes to their employment. At a time when income inequality is increasingly rampant in this country, Walmart leads the way in bad-paying jobs. The nation’s largest employer is making $16 billion in profits off the backs

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Stop Ohio Extremists from Attacking Seniors/Rural Ohioans

House Republicans have wasted no time starting their shenanigans for this lame duck session. Last Wednesday, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee amended House Bill 490, an uncontroversial bill dealing with Agriculture law to include a provision that could take away essential land line service for seniors and rural Ohioans, as well as possibly cost hundreds of good union jobs in Ohio. HB 490 the AG Bill with the Telecom Dereg Amendment was voted out of Committee and may

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About CWA Local 4319 Toledo

CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields. The union includes some 1,200 chartered local unions across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Members live in approximately 10,000 communities, making CWA one of

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“We Want $15 an Hour and a Full-time Schedule”

Courtesy of AFL-CIO official website Walmart Worker from Florida writes: In my two years working at a Walmart in Florida, I learned a valuable lesson: The Waltons, who own Walmart, got richer while the workers who helped build their fortune suffered. I saw it every day.  I remember trading stories about not being able to pay bills and what it’s like to have power and lights disconnected at home. There were times I couldn’t even afford food for my lunch break. And

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More Proof: Big Money Out Of Politics

Courtesy of Communication Workers of America Union Official Site | Nov 6, 2014 What did the most expensive midterm election in history buy? A staggering number of ugly and extremely negative attack ads.(*) Instead of discussing the issues and policies that could shape the direction of our country, big business and wealthy individuals used their checkbooks to encourage mudslinging. This $4 billion election is just more evidence why we need to get big money out of our politics.(*) Americans want a

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There is POWER in Numbers. VOTE TODAY!

Courtesy of http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286 Two states allow felons to vote from prison while other states may permanently ban felons from voting even after being released from prison, parole, and probation, and having paid all their fines. The chart below provides links to each state’s laws on felon voting and places each US state within one of five categories ranging from harshest (may lose vote permanently) to least restrictive (may vote while in prison). Applications for re-enfranchisement and clemency have been provided

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Make your Pledge to Vote TODAY!

With great power, comes great responsibility. It’s a quote most of us know from superhero movies. However, it was first written hundreds of years ago by someone fed up with the politicians of his day. Being fed up with politics is a feeling we can all relate to during these turbulent times. But the answer isn’t to stick our heads in the sand, it’s to use our super power: the right to vote. The author of that quote died without ever

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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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