“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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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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