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It’s taken a decade, but today more than 80 million workers finally have the 5-person, fully-functioning, Senate-confirmed National Labor Relations Board they deserve. Just a few moments ago, the Senate confirmed President Obama’s 5 NLRB nominees, including Democrats Mark Pearce, Nancy Schiffer, and Kent Hirozawa is a victory worth celebrating.

CWA led this fight. Your […]

Verizon Deploys Networkfleet in 18,000 Company Vehicles – GPS on Steroids

Transforming Fleet Management with Networkfleet

What is Fleet Management?

According to industry research firm Berg Insight

A fleet management (FM) solution is a vehicle-based system for commercial vehicles that incorporates data logging, satellite positioning and data communication to a backoffice application. The history of FM solutions goes back several decades. Today mobile networks can provide […]

FCC votes to update E-rate program

Washington, D.C. – CWA issued this statement on today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to update the E-rate program:

CWA supports the FCC’s action today to modernize the E-rate program to help provide faster Internet and telecommunications services to our nation’s schools and libraries. We are particularly encouraged by the FCC’s goal of ensuring higher capacity […]

With Filibuster Deal, NLRB Could Soon Return to Full Force

By Scott Horsey

For decades after the 1930s, the National Labor Relations Board served as the arbiter for squabbles between management and unions, or workers who wanted to join a union. In more recent years, though, the board itself has become a battleground.

Democratic appointees to the NLRB have grown increasingly sympathetic to organized labor, […]

Union Hall Call – Thursday @ 7:30 ET

Today the Senate reached an agreement that will allow votes on some of President Obama’s executive nominations. As part of the agreement, Senators have committed to confirming a Democratic majority on the NLRB before the August recess. We’ll be discussing this agreement as well as other issues important to our union on this Thursday’s Union […]

Labor For Pots

Ed Dempsey Scholarship

A new scholarship has been established to honor the memory of former President of CWA Local 1101 Ed Dempsey. Ed was elected not long after the difficult 1971 seven month strike against New York Telephone. He took over a local that was militant but in turmoil and heading into another contract fight. With strength, direction […]

New York Attorney General Slams Verizon For Degrading Service To Customers, Requests Fines Of $100,000 Per Day

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (center).

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused Verizon on Tuesday of depriving customers in the beach haven of Fire Island of essential services as part of an overarching business strategy to abandon the traditional copper telephone network in favor of wireless and fiber networks.

In a blistering […]