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by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2012

Workers at Brooklyn Cablevision contractor voted in favor of CWA representation

Workers at Brooklyn Cablevision contractor Vision Pro last week voted in favor of CWA representation in a vote of 43-3 to join CWA, following workers at Falcon Communications, who also overwhelmingly...

by Don Daley | on Aug 17, 2012

The IBEW turned out at least 20,000 members

 Many of whom work for utility companies in the Northeast just like us. I want to commend our membership for going, remember in today's political climate it is imperative to make our...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 22, 2012

God ended the Con Ed lockout?

Yes Andy Cuomo finally intervened. Yes the hardworking members and good folks over at Local 1-2 did the right thing and mobilized and communicated the issues to us the best way they could. But was it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 22, 2012

Boycott Hyatt!

Housekeepers at Hyatt hotels launched a global boycott of the hotel chain and a campaign to crown Hyatt the worst hotel employer in America.There are many reasons why Hyatt could be considered the...

by Don Dunn | on Jul 10, 2012

Democrats Worry Verizon-Cable Deal Will Limit Competition

A group of 32 House Democrats urged federal regulators on Monday to take a hard look at Verizon's proposed deal with cable companies, warning the deal could discourage competition between phone...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 06, 2012

Say it Ain't So Steve-o

Looks like the bluedog from Hop Hog has got himself in some deep water with the Communications Workers of America. Congressman Israel (D/R - Hauppauge) is allowing Verizon and the major cable...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 06, 2012

It's All About the Money

The following was pulled from an online article in http://www.thenation.com/On the Con Ed picket line, Chris Spadafora, a mechanic for the company, pointed out that this fight is about corporate...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 29, 2012

CWA wants Verizon's board to help settle contract issues.

CWA wants Verizon's board to help settle contract issues. The Communications Workers of America (CWA), one of Verizon's wireline division's main labor unions, has asked its board of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 15, 2012

The FCC got a file on me!

Hundreds of Verizon workers rallied with consumer advocates and community organizations in front of the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday in protest of the proposed monopolistic deal...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 09, 2012

Hyundai: Put the Brakes on Hate and Repeal HB56

On May 31st, Local 259 proudly participated in an action that was requested UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, and approved by UAW President King and UAW Secretary-Treasurer Williams. The UAW is...

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