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Communications Workers of America (CWA) on Monday endorsed Hillary
Clinton for president by highlighting her stance to protect U.S.
workers from bad trade deals.
The CWA endorsement expressed support for the presumptive Democratic
nominee's opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and her push
against a possible vote on it during a lame-duck session after the
"She has reaffirmed her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP), now and in a possible lame-duck session of Congress," the CWA
said in a statement.
In her response, Clinton said that she will “do everything in my power
to defend American jobs and American workers.”
“Any trade deal must meet three tests to earn my support: It must
create good American jobs, raise wages, and advance our national
security. I do not believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership meets
this high standard. That's why I oppose the TPP — and that means before
and after the election," she said.
Previously, the CWA had endorsed Clinton's rival Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-Vt.) saying in December that the union had "made a clear choice and
a bold stand" in endorsing Sanders.
The CWA adds to Clinton's labor union support, which includes the
AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union, ahead of the
Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month.
The union touted Clinton's support during the Verizon worker strike,
her willingness to battle Wall Street, her support for healthcare and
retirement benefits and equal pay legislation.
“As president, I will always stand with the CWA to protect workers’
fundamental rights to organize, to bargain collectively, to be safe on
the job and to retire with dignity and security after years of hard
work," Clinton said.
The CWA said the “contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,
the presumptive Republican nominee, couldn’t be greater.”
and Sisters of CWA 7102.
I thought now would be a good time to send out a reminder that we are
just a little over a year away from the end of our current contract.
Our brothers and sisters at Verizon just ended a nearly 7 week strike.
Their fight is going to be our fight. They were able to make big gains
by standing together. Corporate America’s attack on the working class
is never ending. When companies like Verizon that make a billion
dollars a month in profit want to take more away from its workers. We
need to be prepared.
We hope to never have a strike or lockout. That being said they do
Now is the time everyone should be putting money away in preparation
for a work stoppage.
We need to be signing up non-members.
Just remember united we bargain divided we beg.
President CWA 7102
WE MISS YOU AND WANT YOU BACK!
The best way to keep in touch with fellow CWA retirees and receive
current information, is to join the Retired Members Chapter. At this
time, we are meeting at the CWA 7102 Union Hall at 3612 SW 9th St. in
Des Moines, on the third Tuesday afternoon of each month, at 1 PM. Our
meetings usually last for around an hour, and you may feel free to
bring a guest. If you’ve not been attending these gatherings, you’ve
been missing out! Please come join us!
Our membership dues are $24 per year, which helps with the cost of
keeping us informed of news that affect us and our wallets. This small
amount, widens the scope and power of the union, and provides the
strength and foundation for positive changes.
Why should you join with your fellow CWA retirees?
SOLIDARITY… Since we no longer
meet at work, it is an opportunity to remain united with your fellow
members, and stay informed on issues of contract negotiations and
endangered healthcare benefits.
STRENGTH… If we remain silent
and isolated, we won’t be heard by those who affect our union
benefits. By joining with us in unity, our strength increases,
and we WILL be heard!
ACTION… As an organized
group, we strive to resolve our shared issues and concerns.
learn about news affecting our lives. Enlightening program speakers
share insightful current information from which we can benefit.
COMARADERIE … After union business
has been discussed, we have time for food, fun, and friends!
AND, even though we have retired, IT IS IMPORTANT
THAT WE REMAIN UNITED,
with upcoming contract negotiations, the results of which could
certainly impact us! Our health care benefits are of vital concern,
both for those who are Medicare-eligible, and –ineligible, as well as
for future retirees. WE NEED TO SHOW OUR
STRENGTH AND UNITY, toward a positive outcome within the new
Please complete the attached/enclosed survey (if receiving this
communication via e-mail, the survey link is
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YZ5FDW2 , and return your completed
survey WITHIN THE WEEK, so we can compile your responses to better
serve your needs.
We look forward to SEEING YOU, and RECEIVING YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY!
Thank you, in solidarity,
The CWA RETIREES Local Board
Robbie Thompson-Blythe, President
Jackie_blythe@yahoo.com 515 490-9571
Loretta Hansen, Vice President
Danita Sapp, Treasurer email@example.com 515 238-8656
Roberta Summy, Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org 515285-7432 or 515 537-3121
Labor Leaders and members
gathered to have a discussion with former
CWA International President
Friday Jan. 8
Mark Rocha had the privilege
Through its Next Generation
Communications Workers of America (CWA) is connecting members aged 35
under with seasoned member-mentors over the age of 35 to form a network
of committed union activists across the country. Next Gen activists
youthful energy and unique insights to the task of advancing economic
If you are a CWA member who is
35 or under
and want to learn and lead, you belong in Next Gen. If you are a
CWA member who is over 35 and willing to share your experience as a
Next Gen needs you.
Be part of CWAs future.
Download the CWA app and
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