T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster

Courtesy of Communication Workers of America | July 10, 2014: T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster There are two sides to T-Mobile. On one side in Germany, it’s the American subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, a German communications company that respects its workers and has enshrined collective bargaining rights in its social charter. Deutsche Telekom has endorsed the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also commonly known as the “Ruggie Principles.” On the other side in the United States, […]

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Minutes: May 2014 District 4 OSH Conference Call

Jul 13, 2014 Courtesty of : CWA-UNION.ORG CWA District 4 Occupational Safety and Health Conference Call Conducted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (*) Participants- TravisYoung, President, CWA Local 4217 Erika White, Vice President, CWA Local 4319 Jay Walther, President, CWA Local 4320 Dan Frazier, President; Pete Houvouras, Secretary-Treasurer; and Dave Murray, Vice President, CWA Local 4322 Doug Biedenbach, President, CWA Local 4324 Gary Kundrat, CWA Local 4340 Mike Kudlewski, CWA Local 4603 Jason Creager and Joe […]

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Looking for Union Organizer’s in the Midwest

Courtesy of Service Employees International Union, CTW, CLC on June 26, 2014 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is hiring in multiple cities in the Mid-West and wants the labor community to be aware of these job opportunities.  We offer full time salaried positions with excellent benefits. The deadline to apply for the position below is July 4. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Position: Union Organizer Locations:  Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  […]

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The Journal Newsletter: June 2014

 Inside this issue: President’s Report: “We Need a Common Narrative” Of “Local” Interest Summer Fun Is A College Degree worth what it Costs? This Day in Labor History President’s Report: “We Need a Common Narrative”  Pinch-hitting for Local 4319 president Robert V. Hull, this month’s President’s Report is an article about CWA President Larry Cohen’s remarks at the American’s Future “New Populism” conference, from May 29, 2014, courtesy of www.cwa-union.org. New populism necessitates movement building, CWA President Larry Cohen said. […]

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AT&T Acquires DirectTV

DALLAS, TEXAS and EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – May 18, 2014 – AT&T (NYSE:T) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire DIRECTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction combines complementary strengths to create a unique new competitor with unprecedented capabilities in mobility, video and broadband services. […]

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In Memory of Maya Angelou

Courtesy of National CWA official site: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Dear Human Rights Activists, Today, it is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Maya Angelou. She was a writer and poet, actress and singer, and, most importantly, a leader and an activist. Throughout her career she engaged with both the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements, actively working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. And, though she is no longer […]

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Help ‘Kickstart’ Walmart Workers’ Documentary 05/21/2014

Mike Hall Many of us know the hardships that Walmart workers in the U.S. and in  Walmart’s global supply chain endure. But their stories need to be told far and  wide, and you  have the chance to bring Walmart workers’ battle for justice to a wider  audience Michael Blaine and Kiley Kraskouskas’ film “Can’t Take It No More!”  will tell the stories of four workers across Walmart’s global empire who are  standing up, mobilizing their co-workers and communities, and striving to build  […]

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ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Ohio’s Latest Attempts to Slash Early Voting Opportunities

Cuts by Ohio Legislature and Secretary of State Eliminate Opportunities Used by More than 157,000 Voters in 2012 May 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new state law and a directive from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that have slashed early voting opportunities in Ohio in advance of the 2014 election. The ACLU and the ACLU […]

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URGENT: Tell Your Senators to Raise the Minimum Wage

While giving 30 million workers a Fair Minimum Wage should be a no-brainer, passing this bill is not a sure thing. Most senators still need shoring up and political cover for their vote as businesses continue to lobby against the bill. They need to hear from the majority of voters who believe raising the wage floor is an essential part of our economic recovery. In other words: they need to hear from you. Tell Your Senators: Raise the Minimum Wage […]

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Petition Walmart for fair wages

To the Community:I’m 27 years old, I’m trying to finish my college degree and I work at Walmart. I started working there while I was in college and stayed because I was promised an opportunity to have a career. But, three years later, I’m not in a     better position at Walmart. I make $9.25 an hour and I still only work part time. That means every week I have to choose between eating and paying my     bills—and forget about […]

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