Pudzer: The Low Wage Labor Secretary
The Trump transition team today indicated that Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, would likely be nominated as Secretary of Labor. Here is CWA President Chris Shelton's media statement: Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, would be a fine choice to head a government agency responsible for...
The Long Island Federation of Labor has conducted their screenings and is making the following recommendations for the upcoming Elections:
CWA 1104 Supporting Anthony Eramo with Walk Dates
Recently, CWA member Anthony Eramo launched his campaign for State Assembly. Pictured above are Nick Hoh and Steve Birmingham who attended the kickoff and introduced Eramo. He faces a Democratic primary on September 13. A phone bank will be held at CWA Local 1108, 39 Baker Street in Patchogue. ...
CWA: Friedrichs Ruling Maintains Public Workers' Bargaining Rights
Today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case safeguards, at least for now, the right of public workers to engage in meaningful collective bargaining. The case had been financed by anti-worker and corporate education supporters who have been...
CWA Endorses Sen. Bernie Sanders for President
Citing the need for a candidate who will break with politics-as-usual and fight for America's working people, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted Thursday to endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for president in the 2016 election. With 700,000 members, CWA is one of the largest unions...
Union Slams Verizon For Not Delivering High Speed Internet
A union is launching TV ads Tuesday that slam Verizon for failing to deliver high-speed Internet to neighborhoods across the city as promised. The Communication Workers of America is sponsoring the ad campaign, charging that Verizon broke its 2008 franchise agreement with the city to provide its...
CWA National Poll on Presidential Candidates
Make your voice heard. Click here to vote. Which candidates do you think have the best plans for moving our country forward on the issues most important to you and your family? We've compiled answers from the AFL-CIO's in-depth candidate questionnaire and links to the candidates websites so that...
Fast Track Vote Announced
Make your voice heard NOW 1-888-436-6478 The Fast Track bill is expected to come before Congress this Friday. The clock is ticking for you to make your voice heard. Recently released information on this deal shows that it is worse then ever. Not only will it mean a loss of jobs, but it would...
Rally on Monday: Congresswoman Rice turned her back on us
It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Kathleen Rice has betrayed us all and is now a 'Yes' vote on Trade Promotion Authority ( Fast Track). There will be a rally outside of her office on Monday, June 8th at 5:30 p.m located at 300 Garden City Plaza, Garden City. Time is short and the vote is...
Newsday: Pacific Rim nations is creating political theater beyond the usual party-line divisions
by Dan Janison, Newsday. On Long Island, labor unions -- mostly presumed to be constituents of the Democratic Party -- have been slamming the Democratic White House push for unilateral authority to craft a Trans-Pacific Partnership. That authority is called "fast-track," which Congress granted...
Rally Stop #TPP
It's very apparent that Congressman Lee Zeldin is in support of the job killing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). We must keep the pressure on him and send the message that TPP is bad for our country. A rally is scheduled outside his office on Oak Street in Patchogue on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:...
Get out the Vote for Rita Kestanbaum
Brothers and sisters, if you live within the 19th Legislative District in Nassau County which includes parts of Bellmore, Freeport, Merrick, North Bellmore, North Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh. we are supporting Rita Kesternbaum. If you live in these communities, please spread the word and encourage...