Union Plus: Working Hard for You

We Work Hard to Make Life a little Easier for You and Your Family Union Plus is a non-profit and we’re the ONLY consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Here at Union Plus, our mission is to improve the quality of life for union members and their families, provide valuable benefits and services that strengthen the ties of union members to their unions and contribute funding to the labor movement. We believe that our country’s middle class […]

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CWA/UT Contract TENTATIVE Agreement

June 6 2017 CWA/UT CONTRACT EXPLANATION of TENTATIVE AGREEMENT  WAGES:    First year 2017:  $500 at signing and $300 on the first pay period in October 2017. Second year 2018: 1-1-2018    1% increase to base. Third year 2019:  1-1-2019      2% increase to base. Medical Insurance:  Saved spousal benefits. Full-time employees maintain 20% premiums on medical for life of contract. Current language Full time employees move to 20% premiums for Vision and Dental in 1-1-2019 Part-time employees move to 40% premiums […]

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UT Unit Director, Nancy Ellis Resigns

Announcement: UT-Blue Collar Unit Director, Nancy Ellis, submitted her resignation effective June 1, 2017. Under the recommendation of both the Blue Collar and White Collar Unit Directors, the Executive Board unanimously voted to appoint Angie Crawford as Interim, UT Blue Collar Unit Director. Angie will serve the remainder of Nancy’s term by appointment. Please help us in thanking Nancy Ellis for her years of service as she embarks on her retirement. We would also like to thank Angie Crawford for […]

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West Wireline Contract Negotiations

To: All U.S. employees up to level 5 | AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement in West wireline contract negotiations We are pleased to announce that AT&T (Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell) has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in West wireline contract negotiations. The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in the coming days. It covers over 17,000 CWA-represented employees in California and Nevada. Out of respect for union […]

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Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day!

Please join CLUW and our allies for a Twitter storm from 2 – 3pm EST. Some sample tweets: It’s 2017, and U.S. moms who work full time are still typically paid 29% less than dads. #MomsEqualPay Let’s support moms by enacting policies that would strengthen their economic security, like #fairpay and a #minwage increase! #MomsEqualPay #Momsequalpay means strengthening their economic security through #fairpay, #paidleave, #paidsickdays and a #minwage increase! Moms are workers, breadwinners and caregivers in many households. #Fairpay matters […]

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Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

Courtesy New York Times: WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday in a major defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, conceded. The failure of the Republicans’ three-month blitz to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature […]

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17,000 AT&T Workers Walked

Courtesy of CNN Money: About 17,000 AT&T workers walked off the job Wednesday. The strike began amid ongoing negotiations between AT&T and landline workers in California and Nevada who are represented by the Communications Workers of America union. The union said via Facebook that employees are angry that AT&T “recently made a unilateral change in job requirements [for landline technicians] without the agreement of the union.” The two parties failed to reach an agreement after several days of talks. AT&T […]

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Why “Right to Work” is Wrong

Courtesy of official AFL-CIO website: Right to Work Is Wrong for Your Family—Whether You Are Union or Not. Here’s Why: Feb 4, 2017 Jesse Isbell I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire plant in Oklahoma City. The work was hard but rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to provide for my family, always ensure there was enough food at the table and that my kids were afforded every modest opportunity to grow up in a household that was […]

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