by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 29, 2012

Workers Join Citywide Fight for Good Jobs in the Cable TV Industry

On Friday August 24, 55 technicians at Vision Pro - a major Cablevision contractor in Brooklyn - voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 in a union election administered...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 21, 2012

Verizon CEO Ponders Killing Off Rural Phone/Broadband Service & Rake In Wireless Profits

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam wants you to spend more with the phone company, and if his vision of Verizon's future comes true, you will. The company's newest CEO spoke on a wide-ranging number...

by Mike Malek | on Aug 17, 2012

Is Paul Ryan's voice more important than 44,000 working families?

When all 18 IBEW Local Unions who make up the Utility Labor Council of NYS traveled down to Philadelphia last Saturday, August 11th, we knew we were participating in one of the largest...

by Don Daley | on Aug 17, 2012

In Philly, organized labor rallies for workers

Thousands of union workers wearing brightly colored T-shirts gathered Saturday for a rally to demand attention from politicians of both parties to issues affecting working people. Labor leaders,...

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 Aug 09, 2012

A West Coast Strike

News from the CWA Communications Dept; Across California and Nevada, CWA members at AT&T West were off the job for two days this week in an unfair labor practice strike. So far, the...

by Mike Malek | on Aug 06, 2012

Transco proposal will create 38,000 direct and indirect jobs for New Yorkers

The clear choice for top priority in the Energy Highway proposals is the NY Transco submissions. The deliverables from these projects epitomize the goals and objectives outlined in the RFI: Create...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2012

Airport Screeners get their first contract

After a nearly 10-year battle, AFGE and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have reached their first-ever labor contract that covers 45,000 workers. The agreement that was reached at 3 a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2012

CWA to join 30,000 plus on August 11th

Our contract battle with Verizon has reached a critical time. On August 11th, tens of thousands of union members will be descending on Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, for a major labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 30, 2012

CWA request federal mediation in Verizon contract talks

Washington, DC - Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) requested the services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation...

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