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A Labor Day Message From Secretary Solis

CWA 1101 Labor Day 2008. Click on photo to view album.

Brothers and Sisters

Today, I want to extend my warmest wishes to the Communications Workers of America. Thank you for your commitment, your talent, your hard work, and your service to this country. On behalf of everyone at […]

Verizon, CWA, IBEW Still Negotiating With Third Party

By Josh Long, Channel Partners Wed, 29 Aug 2012 Verizon Communications continues to negotiate with the unions on a labor contract governing 45,000 workers with the help of federal mediators in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent federal government agency, has been seeking to help the parties reach an accord […]

Should You Accept a Pension Buyout Offer?

CTS retirement party 2010.

As bargaining talks continue, CWA members who are pension eligible are wondering if they should take the lump sum buyout before it becomes an option of the past.

In exchange for giving up the right to receive monthly pension benefits for the rest of their lives, the […]

Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhone’s September 21 Launch Date

By Jordan Crook

We’ve received yet another bit of evidence confirming the next iPhone’s September 21 launch. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to September 30, just like Verizon employees. Our source also mentioned that blue carrier employees are undergoing training for an “iconic […]

Regional Bargaining Report # 62

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bargaining continues in Washington DC at the Federal Mediation Conciliation Service (FMCS). CWA, IBEW and Verizon have agreed to Guidelines which includes that no information can be released by either party concerning the progress of these negotiations.

Last week,CWA District 1 and IBEW New England as well as CWA District […]

CWA: FCC Decision On Big Cable Deal Will Kill Jobs, Harm Consumers

Aug 23, 2012

Washington, DC — The following is CWA’s statement on the FCC, by a unanimous vote, approving the Big Cable deal:

The FCC’s decision allowing Big Cable to virtually monopolize wireline and video connections to millions of homes will lead to job loss and hit consumers with higher prices. It will slam the […]

Verizon-Cable Deal’s Terms Questioned as FCC Approves

By Todd Shields

The Federal Communications Commission’s approval for Verizon Wireless to buy airwaves from cable companies came with conditions that Democrats said would preserve competition and Republicans, while voting to approve the deal, called excessive.

The FCC didn’t have authority to impose requirements for Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless provider, to share airwaves with […]

Labor Day Parade Saturday, September 8

Join Local 1101 at the Labor Day Parade Saturday, September 8, 2012. The parade begins at 10 am and marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 72nd Street.

The Local 1101 contingent will assemble at West 48th St. between 5th and 6th Avenue at 11:00 am, stepping off at 1:00 pm.

Labor Mass, September […]

Remembering the Past.. Maintaining A Critical Voice Today

By Salvatore J. Armao,

August 21, 2012

Source Laborpress: http://bit.ly/R2iAzw

There is no better time than Labor Day to reflect on the words of […]

Con Ed Workers Disgusted As Union Reports Contract Ratification

ConEd rally in Union Square 7-17-2012. Click photo to view album.

Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, representing 8,500 workers at the New York utility who were locked out for four weeks in July, announced on August 15 that the proposed contract had been ratified by a 93 percent margin.

The […]