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Tell Congress: “Don’t Mess with the 40-hour workweek. Hands off my overtime!”

The House of Representatives has renewed its decades-old attack on the 40-hour workweek. Once again, some members of Congress are pushing so-called “comp time” legislation that would allow employers to stop giving workers any extra pay for overtime work.

H.R. 1406, the so-called “Working Families Flexibility Act” would take away “Overtime Pay” and replace it […]

Community Board One Passes Resolution

Local 1101 members turned out in big numbers again to garner Community Board 1’s support in the fight to keep the workers at 140 West St. 250 CWA members packed the auditorium at Murry Bergtraum High School in anticipation of the Board’s vote on a resolution urging Verizon to keep its workforce at 140 West […]

Tips For Processing Your Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Forms

Following are the steps to file a medical claim through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield for out of network health care services:

1. Go to this site and DO NOT log in: http://www.anthem.com/verizon/

2. On the right/top is a menu – click on CLAIM FORM (link below). http://www.anthem.com/member/noapplication/f1/s0/t0/pw_b135776.pdf

3. Print & save the form […]

Our Sincere Condolences

AFL-CIO PayWatch Website Tracks CEO Pay on Tax Day:

Today is Tax Day, and while working families gathered around the country to highlight growing wealth inequality and to call for a fair tax system, the AFL-CIO launched its annual Paywatch site today, showing that the gap between the wealthiest Americans and working people remains high.

Locally, CEO annual pay averages $5.6 million in Maryland […]

No NLRB, No Voice

Huffingtonpost – April 12

Today Congress essentially told working Americans to drop dead. House Republicans pushed through a dangerous bill that would paralyze the National Labor Relations Board, blocking the only path that workers have to workplace justice.

H.R. 1120, the “Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act,” is designed to advance a recent U.S. […]

New York City's Fast Food Strike Emboldens Low-Wage Workers Throughout The City And Beyond

Huffington Post 4-12-13

A week after hundreds of fast-food workers went on strike in New York City, organizers and workers say enthusiasm has grown for their efforts, despite some experts’ doubts that the drive will lead to the goal of a $15 minimum hourly wage.

At a Domino’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Anatole Yameogo, […]

Thousands Rally At The Capital For Immigration Reform

Apr 11, 2013

CWA brought 177 activists to the April 10 Rally for Citizenship.

CWA rallied with 100,000 immigrants, union members, civil rights activists, faith leaders and community advocates at the Capitol on Wednesday to tell Congress that our country needs a pathway to citizenship for 11 million […]

Save The Date: Immigration Rally on April 10

Both Democrats and Republicans agree that our immigration system is broken and needs reform. Our immigration laws allow unscrupulous employers and recruitment agencies to exploit workers who lack legal status. That hurts all workers.

On Wednesday, April 10th, tens of thousands of union members, immigrants, supporters, faith leaders and community advocates will be sending that […]