News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 22, 2012

Congressman Israel Protest

There were a few hundred angry CWA members that came out on Sunday July 22nd to mobilize against Congressman Steve Israel. The Congressman had refused to help CWA in fighting the Verizon/Cable deal...

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 20, 2012

ULC Statement on Con Ed Lockout

In a show of immense solidarity, this week the 15,000 member Statewide IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS put out a statement about the Con Ed lockout. On Tuesday, July 17th - thousands rallied with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 20, 2012

CWA keeping good jobs here in the USA

U.S. Senator Bob Casey has introduced the U.S. Call Center Consumer and Worker Protection Act into the U.S. Senate. Long Island's Tim Bishop introduced it in Congress. This bill will be discussed...

by Mike Malek | on Jul 16, 2012

We fully support the locked out Local 1-2 Con Ed workers and so should you.

Message from Mike Malek, Chair :The IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS is comprised of 18 IBEW Local unions in the power and gas utility industry, representing over 15,000 workers across the Empire...

by Mike Malek | on Jul 16, 2012

Workers Stand for America: August 11th in Philadelphia

The IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS will be joining tens of thousands of working people from across the Northeast along with the national AFL-CIO, and the national Building and Construction Trades...

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

Get On The Bus!

Philly on Saturday, August 11th is the place to be. Join in the fight to save the middle class.  Workers from all over the northeast will make their presence known in a rally to protect their...

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...

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