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by Tony Spina | on May 14, 2014

Verizon Wireless Votes to join the CWA!

In Historic Vote, Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers in Brooklyn Join our Local. Victory for CWA at Largely Non-Union Company Comes Despite Intense Management Pressure! New York - In a...

by Paul Cameron | on Apr 08, 2014

Generating stations performed exceptionally well

Contract negotiations started on March 24th for all the NRG Sites, with the exception of Homer City Station, whose contract was recently ratified in December of 2013.  We are still working with...

by Paul Cameron | on Apr 08, 2014

A Memorandum Of Understanding

A Memorandum Of Understanding (M.O.U.) has been agreed to concerning the 'ripple' affect on staffing levels at NRG Generating Stations within Local 459 jurisdiction and the release of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 30, 2013

2012 NYC Labor Day Parade

Be part of the thousands expected to march in honor of working people.The infamous 2012 NYC Labor Day Parade will be held this Saturday, September 8th. We will be marching with other CWA Locals and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 14, 2013

Wal-Mart Action planned.

Wal-Mart Action planned. News from Long Island Jobs with Justice; Since Walmart workers went on strike in early June, Walmart has illegally fired or disciplined more than 70 workers for taking part...

by Don Daley | on Oct 23, 2013

Local 1049 is working to Save Long Island Jobs

Message from Don Daley, Business Manager: National Grid has sent a notice of intent to move good Local 1049 jobs to both Brooklyn and Syracuse.  These jobs involve the gas business unit and...

by Jeff Davis | on Oct 20, 2013

Duquesne Light Contract Settled

Message from Business Manager Jeff Davis: A tentative agreement was reached between Duquesne Light Company and Local 29 late in the evening of Monday September 30, the last day of the then...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 04, 2013

Keep 'em here! IBEW battles National Grid

Keep 'em here! National Grid wants to remove customer assistance positions from Long Island. This will have negative effects on gas utility service, reliability, safety and our local economy....

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 30, 2013

Op-Ed: Fast-food fight shows need for higher wages

When Congress instituted a national Labor Day in 1894, the holiday's purpose was to celebrate American workers and encourage better wages and working conditions. Over the years, workplaces have...

by Jeff Davis | on Aug 26, 2013

Duquesne Light Negotiations

Since our last report, we have met with the Company four times during the week of August 12. Much of that week was devoted to discussions on pension and health care. The Company brought in...

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