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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Over 800 city employees to get 2.5% pay increases

Special from The Toledo Blade More than 800 city of Toledo employees were granted a pay raise Tuesday, retroactive to Jan. 1, that will cost taxpayers an extra $1.4 million this year.Toledo City Council voted 11-1 to approve the 2.5 percent wage increase reached by the Collins administration and Local 7 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Councilman Tom Waniewski cast the lone dissenting vote, as he did two weeks ago regarding an identical pay increase […]

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Ohioans United: Let your voice be heard

Governor Kasich likes to claim he’s looking out for middle class Ohioans, but look at his record. Kasich has been shifting the state tax burden away from the wealthy and on to middle and low income Ohioans. These tax policies gave the wealthiest 1% of Ohioans a $6,000 tax break, while those in the bottom 20% will pay $12 more. If you are fed up with John Kasich’s policies, click here to join with Ohioans United and get the word out about […]

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Bring call center jobs back home

Tell your Senators to support Senator Bob Casey’s U.S. Call Center Consumer and Worker Protection Act. It would build jobs in America by: 1 Creating a customers’ right to know – so outsourcers and offshorers can’t hide behind secrecy. 2 Forcing companies that outsource abroad to return federal funding – because our hard earned tax-dollars shouldn’t support shipping American jobs to foreign countries. 3 Giving you the right to be transferred to a U.S.-based operator. But we need your support! […]

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