Income Disparity is Even Worse than Imagined

Oxfam issued a report this week that speaks to the enormity of the matter. In short, there are 62 people on Planet Earth today whose wealth equals that of the bottom 3.5 billion people. And thanks to global tax havens, the problem is only getting worse. Five years ago, it took 388 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population. The document, entitled “An Economy For The 1%,” notes that the fight against poverty cannot […]

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Consequences for “Fast Track” TPP Vote

Originally posted Jan 21, 2016 at Communication Workers of America official website California Democrat Rep. Ami Bera voted to “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Now he’s realizing that his vote has consequences. Two local Democratic clubs in Bera’s district (CA, 7th) voted not to endorse a 2016 election bid by Bera because he voted for Fast Track authority for the TPP, siding with big corporations and trade negotiators over the interests of working people in his district, and for […]

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The ABC’s of CWA

Read full article at Communication Workers of America Official website archives. Text 69866 for this great poster! The ABCs of CWA image was designed by award-winning artist Ricardo Levins Morales, who creates art for social justice. To get a free, poster size, quality print of the design, text POSTER to 69866. Read more about the artist at rlmartstudio.com.

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CWA Endorses Bernie Sanders for 2016

Originally posted December 16, 2015 at NBC News Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders picked up one of his biggest endorsements yet Thursday from the powerful Communications Workers of America union. The group represents about 700,000 workers nationally, making it by far the largest union to back Sanders yet. CWA’s endorsement, announced Thursday at the union’s headquarters in Washington, comes as Sanders has lost out on a string of major union endorsements to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, whose campaign now claims […]

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Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Changing Lives!

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our inception 26 years ago, there has been a 95 percent decline in new pediatric HIV infections in the U.S., and a 58 percent decline in the number of new infections in children worldwide. We have the science and medicine to get that number almost to zero. EGPAF is focused on ending AIDS in children and families with a three-pronged focus […]

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From Union Archives: CWA Sets Process for Political Endorsement

Originally posted Aug 13, 2015 at Communication Workers of America official website [Back in August], CWA President Chris Shelton outlined the action taken by the CWA Executive Board to determine whether and how our union will endorse a Presidential candidate in an email to local presidents. “CWA has not made an endorsement for the presidential primary elections. CWA doesn’t get out in front of our members, and our members will decide what action we take on endorsement,” he said. Starting sometime in […]

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CWA Ad Slams Verizon’s Broken High-Speed Internet Promises

Read full article at Communication Workers of America Official website, October 15, 2015 CWA has released a new TV ad for local broadcast and cable channels slamming Verizon’s failure to build out its high-speed FiOS network in New York. The 30-second ad highlights a New York City audit of Verizon’s FiOS rollout in New York City that found that Verizon has failed to meet its promise to deliver high-speed fiber optic Internet and television to everyone in the city who wanted […]

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2015 CWA Local 4319 Labor Day Parade & Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 7, 2015 Labor Day Parade: Meet on Monroe St. near Mud Hens Stadium at 8:30a.m. Walk with your fellow union brothers and sisters. Receive a FREE T-Shirt and throw out candy along the Parade route. Labor Day Picnic: Meet at Olander Park Nederhouser Community Hall, 6930 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH “after parade” from 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. Raffle prizes, crafts, and games. Click here! for printable version of Labor Day 2015 Flyer

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CWA & IBEW Tentative Agreement for GWS

To all members working at GWS, a division of Johnson Controls Inc., The CWA and the IBEW have each reached a tentative Agreement with Johnson Controls as of 5pm CST (6pm EST) Thursday, August 20, 2015. The agreements contain many improvements over existing provisions, addressing our members’ concerns. Specific details about the tentative Agreement will be released next week. The unions have agreed to the medical, dental, and vision plans which will be provided by CBRE upon the completion of […]

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It’s time we admitted it: To save this country, we need labor unions

Full article, compliments of Business Insider Official website, August 11, 2015 It’s time for a big push for labor to organize. We are at an economic crossroads. The economy is finally humming along, but we’re seeing increasingly terrible working conditions, at both the high and low ends of the income ladder. The economic problem of this generation in the United States is income inequality. The rich continue to get richer, and the rest of America wonders when, if ever, a […]

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