December 8, 2014
New York, NY – A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing. The union that represents the workers, the Communications Workers of America, vowed to press the City to begin a process to bring the company into compliance with its cable franchise, and if necessary declare it in default of the franchise, for violations of the labor rights provisions of the agreement. The franchise requires the company to comply with Federal labor law.
November 5, 2014
Bargaining is just around the corner for Mobility in Puerto Rico and then AT&T SE. We know we are in for a battle with both companies. In the District today, we have two (2) Frontier and three (3) CenturyLink contracts being bargained. Currently one Local in Florida has two CenturyLink contracts where they are waiting for dates in December to return to the bargaining table. We have Rick Feinstein chairing all CenturyLink and Frontier contracts, J.C. Smith is chairing Highland Telephone Cooperative and Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative and Mike Fahrenholt is chairing ADT/TYCO.
September 16, 2014
9,000 American Airlines passenger service agents, after a 19-year struggle, joined together today in a vote with the members of the US Airways CWA-IBT Association to form a new bargaining unit of 14,500 agents at American Airlines. It is the largest labor organizing victory in the South in decades.
September 12, 2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Event was was hosted at Emory University, which is a private educational institution. Within the relatively short time frame in which to organize a team to participate in the strategic actions at this event, we were able to put together a highly effective team of 6 people.
September 11, 2014
September 4, 2014 - CWA District 3, Officers of Local 3204 along with our brothers and sisters (JWJ, DSA, GA AFL-CIO) supported workers from Fast Food Restaurants around the city at the Fast Food Strike/Rally in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, September 4th. It was a great turnout and the message was loud and clear, these workers deserve a living wage and the right to unionize so they can have a collective voice for fair and equitable wages and benefits.
August 19, 2014
I am pleased to announce that on August 13, 2014, CWA Local 3181 reached a tentative agreement with the Village of Tequesta. We will be taking this to a ratification vote on August 29, 2014.
August 8, 2014
It is very disappointing when less than a year from bargaining, one of the companies we negotiate with has begun “union busting tactics.” YP has chosen to inform our members how to terminate their union membership with hints from management “why bother to belong!” Please!
August 7, 2014
CWA Local 3205 presented the Miracle League with $4,000 from their recent golf tournament.
July 25, 2014
CWA Local 3181 -- Mobil Billboard driving through the Village of Tequesta - Workers want a Fair Contract
June 9, 2014
Formal bargaining between Alcatel-Lucent and the CWA Telecommunications & Technologies Sector has been going on in Washington DC since May 6, 2014. Late Saturday night a tentative agreement was reached.
April 25, 2014
Debra Brown, President of CWA Local 3706 was chosen to be the 2014 CWA District 3 Woman of the Year
April 25, 2014
At the CWA District 3 Meeting in March this year, CWA Representative Karen Murphy presented a check for $2120 to Dress for Success, Nashville, TN
April 25, 2014
The CWA members in KY worked hard with the house members in KY to help defeat AT&T's deregulation bill SB99. Here is an article from speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark that was featured in the Courier Journal. This is the third year in a row that CWA has helped to defeat this bill
April 17, 2014
If the Kentucky House of Representatives flips five House seats the wrong way in this 2014 election cycle, then Kentucky will become a Right to Work state. Jerry Carney, President of Local 83761 took extraordinary action when he made a motion to the membership of Local 83761 to make a $50,000.00 combined contribution to two groups: Kentucky Family Values and Working America.
April 7, 2014
Local 3181 received awards from United Way of Palm Beach County for Volunteer Work done by its members.