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CWA/IBEW reach agreement on bargaining with Verizon - all support actions suspended !
CWA/IBEW reach agreement on bargaining with Verizon - all support actions suspended
Aug 20, 2011
Following is a statement by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:
Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh factory that collapsed three weeks ago, killed more than 1,100 workers, many of them young women. This tragedy adds to the more than 1500 Bangladeshi workers killed in preventable fires and building collapses since 2005. Documents found at the factory show that the workers produced for big names in global retail revealing the link between poor workers in Bangladesh and major retail brands.Obviously, the government must improve local laws and their enforcement to stop these tragedies, but brands must also take responsibility for their supply chains. They must be held accountable to the tragedy that happened in their supply chain. Read more >>>
Marcus Hedger will have to wait even longer to get his job back if Senate Republicans continue to block President Obama’s bipartisan nominees to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Call your senators toll free at 1-888-264-6154 and tell them to confirm the board nominations now. Hedger was illegally fired in 2010 from his pressman’s job at an Illinois printing company for his union activities on behalf of his fellow union members in the Graphic Communications Conference of the Teamsters. Last September, the full NLRB—two Democrats and one Republican, at the time—ruled he should get his job back with back pay. Read more >>>
Most voters agree that big corporations and the wealthy should start paying their fair share in taxes. But, of course, big corporations and the wealthy don’t want to do that. They want to pay less, and they are used to getting their way. So what do you do? Some people in Washington think the answer is a “grand bargain.” In a “grand bargain,” Republicans agree to stop protecting millionaires from having to pay a single penny more in taxes. In return, Democrats agree to cut Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Read more >>>
The vast majority of America's workers have largely been shut out of the nation’s economic growth over the past three decades, reports the 12th edition of The State of Working America from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Released today and available online, the report finds that the typical American family has added hundreds of extra hours of work each year, while also earning better education credentials, yet is still struggling to keep up. Read more >>>
Tax Day Protests in Binghamton and Syracuse: Tax Dodgers Dodgeball!
The 99%er Dodge Ball game against the 1% on Tuesday, April 17 reminded everyone that the while the rest of us are paying our fair share, the 1%ers are still getting big tax breaks and loopholes.
In Syracuse over 100 members of the 99% came out to Clinton Square to play Tax Dodger Dogeball. After the game members of the 99% present game “dodge”balls to notorious tax dodgers Bank of America, Pyramid Corp, AT&T and Verizon along with their puppet, Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle.
Our 99% team played three games in Binghamton, one in front of the State Office building, one in front of Verizon, where we presented "Verigreedy" with a tax bill from the 99%, and one in front of the Federal Building.
The 1%ers successfully dodged all their taxes using their "tax dodger" shields.
Click here for links to news coverage and the verses to the "Tax Dodgers Song."
TAX DAY ACTION!
Tax Dodgers—Dodgeball Games
The Taxpayer 99%ers vs the Tax Dodger 1%!
Tuesday, April 17th
Click here to find out how to play for the 99%ers in Binghamton!
Who: Anyone who would like to support the 99% movement
Tax Day Protest!
Demand the Rich and Corporations Pay their Fair Share
Union and community members around the country will join CWA and IBEW to stand up against corporate greed and for good jobs on March 22!
Labor and Community stand against "Unshackle's" Wall Street Agenda
Labor and community presented an alternative to the "Unshackle Upstate" agenda on Wednesday, March 7, at Broome Community College.
A forum offered by "Unshackle Upstate" was preceded by a Fiscal Policy Institute workshop presented by Citizen Action's Bob Cohen explaining why NY is #1 in income inequality and why we need a government that works for the 99%.
The rally called for an alternative to the 1%er/Wall Street agenda promoted by "Unshackle" and the Chamber of Commerce.
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February 10, 2012: Community and union members from Broome and Cortland gathered at Town of Chenango Town Hall to tell Congressman Richard Hanna to "walk a mile in our shoes" and support a no-strings extension of unemployment insurance.Read more >>>
For working America, the economy still is in the gutter. We’re climbing out of a deep, deep hole. Unemployment remains sky high, and it’s projected to stay there through the next year and beyond - but unemployment insurance as we know it is on the chopping block.
Tell Congressman Hanna: It’s time to pass a clean, yearlong extension of unemployment aid now - for a full year—with no strings attached, no barriers to benefits and no humiliating requirements.
Labor and community activists call on Representatives Ann Ann Marie Buerkle and Richard Hanna to act to prevent nearly 2 million job hunters from losing their emergency unemployment aid in January.
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Occupy CNY Report
Our local CWA 1111 Members at Occupy Wall Street in NY today! Jake Lake one of the walkers from Albany!
Sean McAvoy, President of CWA 1111, and Jake Lake, CWA 1111 are in NYC today, on Wall Street, at Occupy, to bring attention to the fight to stop corporate greed and protect workers’ rights! Keep them in your thoughts - and support our local Occupy in downtown Binghamton as part of this fight!
Broome-Tioga Federation of Labor will be delivering water to the Binghamton Occupy in support.
October 27, Binghamton
CWA marches to Occupy Binghamton in support of middle-class jobs. Marcher also included Lee Conrad, President, Broome-Tioga Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Councilwoman Lea Webb, and Citizen Action's Mary Clark.
October 26th, Syracuse
Over 100 hundred marchers once again took to the streets of downtown Syracuse. Feel free to stop on down to join them or check out one of their upcoming events:
Thursday 10.27 -- Weekly Meditation with Kensei Koji 5:30pm & Public Speaking with Yuri Markov at 7:30
Lots of new photos up here
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YOU CAN HELP!
You can donate or volunteer to help Sisters and Brothers who were flooded. Cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, and volunteer labor are still needed. Click title or below to read how to help.Read more >>>
More than fifty union and community members sent a message to Congressman Hanna in Cortland on Monday, August 15, where he was holding constituent meetings at his office.
CWA turned up in numbers, as did members from IAM and UUP among other unions. Citizen Action and other groups participating in the "Restoring the American Promise" campaign were represented.
Seniors sang "Hard Hearted Hanna" and carried signs telling him "Keep Your Hands Off My Social Security." Others demanded that Congress get to work on the jobs and unemployment crisis.
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Please support a fair contract and no layoffs with PEF on Monday, June 20, at noon, in Binghamton and Syracuse. PEF members in the CNY ALF region will be joining in a PEF statewide day of action. Click title for more information.
If you're in Syracuse PEF will offer bus transportation to the rally for supporters from various points around Syracuse. Please see full story for more detail.
On Saturday, April 9, NYSUT members from Central New York joined thousands of other union members and supporters rallying in Times Square in support of workers' rights and in opposition to trying to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class with public sector job cuts.
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Madison County CSEA #827 workers protested the county’s Board of Supervisors continued attempt to privatize shifting its home health care services to a private operator.
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