AT&T’s $48.5 Billion Purchase of DirecTV is Set to Close

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T’s $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission. The Justice Department had already cleared the deal, which will create the largest provider of cable or satellite TV in the U.S., with 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers. That’s more than Comcast as well as a bigger Charter, which is seeking government approval to buy Time Warner Cable. Suppliers of TV are buying one another as […]

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3 Reasons Union Members Should Switch to AT&T Wireless in July

Courtesy of Union Plus Official Website: You probably already know that union members receive a 15% discount on select wireless service from AT&T Wireless, and can qualify for up to $250 in cash back rebates from Union Plus. But every month, AT&T Wireless has limited-time, special offers that make choosing AT&T an unbeatable bargain for union members. So, if you are considering a new wireless carrier, here are three reasons why July is a great time to switch to AT&T Wireless. And hurry! […]

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American Federation of Teachers Endorses Hillary Clinton

Courtesy of Huffington Post, 07/12/15 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton picked up an early if not surprising endorsement on Saturday from one of the country’s largest labor unions: the American Federation of Teachers. The executive council of the 1.6-million member AFT voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of backing the early frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, according to an announcement from the union. It marks the first endorsement from a major national labor union during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Hillary Clinton is a […]

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FAST TRACK PASSES – Next steps to STOP!

Courtesy of Socialist Alternative, 07/15/15 Both the House and Senate have passed “fast track” authorization giving President Obama the go-ahead to finish negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership which he can now present for an up or down vote without amendment. Winning fast track authority is a major victory for big business and a big defeat for the labor and environmental movements which had fought to block it. The TPP has been negotiated in secret by representatives of 12 nations in the […]

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AT&T Midwest Supplemental Bargaining Report #37

Courtesy of District 4 Official Website | May 14, 2015 The Bargaining team is currently working on materials for the contract explanation meeting for Local Presidents which will be held on Tuesday, May 19th at 10:00 AM CST. The following is a short summary of highlights from the tentative agreement. — General Wage Increase of 8.25% for all titles covered in the Midwest agreement over the life of the agreement. — 1% increase in each year of the agreement to […]

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Q&A SERIES: Supplemental Midwest Bargaining Report 2015

This is a series of “Q and A” for the CWA/AT&T Midwest Contract. The contract covers  thousands of members in hundreds of titles and locations. Taking that into consideration, it is recommended that members look at the Q&A’s concerning the contract they work under (in our case the Midwest agreement), as to avoid any conflicting information from other contracts or inaccurate information from other sources. It is important that members evaluate the provisions of the entire agreement when considering their ratification vote. Full Q&A […]

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‘Spread the Word’ Campaign Focuses on Coronary Artery Disease

SWHR Joins ‘Spread the Word’ Campaign Focusing on Coronary Artery Disease and Women’s Health | May 12th, 2015 by Taylor Kuether The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) has teamed with HealthyWomen, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women in partnership with CardioDx on a new patient advocacy campaign, Spread the Word, to empower women to be proactive in discussing their heart health and testing options with their healthcare providers. Heart disease is the number one killer of […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #36

May 13, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG The District 4 Midwest bargaining team was able to reach a tentative agreement covering both Core wireline and COS with AT&T Midwest today. The bargaining team is currently working to finalize terms that will be presented to Midwest CWA members for formal approval and ratification. The team was able to negotiate a three year agreement which includes general wage increases, new healthcare options, and increases to our pensions. Additionally, the bargaining team […]

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AT&T Workers in Dayton on Grievance Strike

Courtesy of WHIO Breaking News, Weather and Traffic KETTERING – Around 300 AT&T workers in the Dayton market walked out Wednesday from their jobs in a grievance strike, union officials with the Communications Workers of America Local 4322 said. Pete Houvouras, secretary/treasurer of the union, said the workers’ grievance is over the punishment of a technician who left a tool behind during a job. The union, which represents call center, installation and repair technicians, has been in contract negotiations for […]

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Rossford Community News: “Protect our schools, preserve our community”

Courtesy of TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – Protect our schools, preserve our community. That’s the slogan of Rossford schools levy campaign. The 5.9 mill operating levy would cost 17.21 cents a month for a homeowner of a 100,000 home. Emily Klocko is a co-chair of the levy campaign. She says, “This is a no frills levy this is to maintain classroom sizes and keep our schools running, we’ve gotten less money from the state and because of the cost of […]

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